Featuring stunning photography and engaging travel writing, this is the perfect book for families seeking new adventures off the beaten track, or explorers dreaming up their ultimate weekend escape.
Author: Daniel Start
Guiding you to over 800 secret places, wild adventures, local food and beautiful accommodation, this book is perfect for those seeking new adventures with the family, or dreaming up the ultimate romantic weekend escape.
Coverdale, which lies in the eastern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the south of Wensleydale, is a tributary valley of the River Ure just above Jervaulx Abbey. Extending from the bleak slopes of Coverhead in the west to ...
Author: Paul C. Levitt
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
The Yorkshire countryside’s ancient earthwork castles, built in the time of the Norman Conquest, come to life in this beautiful guide—includes pictures! The Norman conquest of the British isle was a landmark event in England’s history, drawing a line between its misty Roman and Saxon origins and the grand empire it would eventually become. Largely built after 1071, the era’s castles were basic earth-and-timber structures situated on high mounds known as mottes. Though these ancient structures have largely been forgotten, neglected, or in some cases even destroyed, many still exist today—and have fascinating stories to tell. Drawing on the Yorkshire Archeological & Historical Society archives, this comprehensive and knowledgeable guide explores the fascinating history of these enduringstructures. Providing a guide to seventy-five castles in total, the book offers detailed information and anecdotal trivia about each site.
The 8th edition of this attractively illustrated guide to Yorkshire is packed with information on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and includes places to eat, drink and stay as well as covering the more established ...
Author: David Gerrard
Publisher: Travel Pub Limited
The 8th edition of this attractively illustrated guide to Yorkshire is packed with information on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and includes places to eat, drink and stay as well as covering the more established places of interest. returncharacterreturncharacterThe county of Yorkshire is full of scenic, historical and cultural diversity. In the north west of the county are the picturesque Dales with their varied scenery of peat moorland, green pastureland and scattered woods intersected by the numerous brooks streams and rivers. To the north east are the imposing Yorkshire Moors, the rich agricultural Vale of York, the chalky hills of the Wolds and the dramatic storm-tossed coastline. In the south are the industrial and commercial cities and towns which have made such a major contribution to the UK's industrial and cultural heritage. This handy-sized book is an invaluable guide to those wishing to explore the historic county of Yorkshire. returncharacterreturncharacterThe York and County Press described the previous edition "as covering every corner of the county, promising new discoveries and snippets of information for even the best traveled of Yorkshire folk"
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a special place: its outstanding scenery and the diversity of habitats is perhaps unrivalled in any other National Park in Britain.
Author: John Lee
Publisher: William Collins
A definitive natural history of the Yorkshire Dales, covering the range of wildlife habitats, rich cultural heritage and ecological history of one of our best-loved National Parks. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a special place: its outstanding scenery and the diversity of habitats is perhaps unrivalled in any other National Park in Britain. This rich biodiversity has provided a great attraction for naturalists over several centuries. But to fully appreciate the present-day plant and animal communities, their status and the constraints upon them, it is important to have an appreciation of the geology and landscape history of the National Park, including the role that human populations have played in modifying and shaping their environment. In this long-anticipated New Naturalist volume, John Lee introduces the National Park, exploring both its geology and geomorphology, and describing the role of early naturalists and the Yorkshire Naturalists Union in recording and understanding the natural history of the Dales. He describes individual major habitats or groups of habitats which underline the ecological importance of the Dales. A chapter on land-use history covers the earliest settlement times to the modern day, and he focuses in particular on the most iconic plant of the Dales, the Lady s Slipper Orchid, arguably the rarest of native British plants which until recently was thought to be confined to the Dales. Lee takes an historical approach, describing its near eradication and early attempts to conserve it (including the establishment of a secret society), concluding with recent scientific conservation approaches. He also looks at the ecology of The Dales in light of changes in climate, agricultural and environmental policies, as well as increasing visitor pressure."
If you can only visit the Dales once in the year to experience its flowers, then June has to be the time. ... orchid plant exists in Britain and it grows in a secret ash-wood location somewhere in the Craven and Wharfedale locale.
Author: Mike Bagshaw
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Yorkshire Dales, part of Bradt's series of distinctive 'Slow' guides to local UK regions, remains the most comprehensive guide to the area and covers the whole of the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as some 'slow' and historic towns and villages just outside the boundaries. Dale by dale, each chapter covers wildlife, folklore, history and local food and drink, and suggests routes to follow to see the best of it all. Walking and cycling are included, as well as all the attractions and advice needed for a memorable visit. Written by an expert who has lived and worked in the area for over 30 years, the guide draws from his personal experiences as an outdoor enthusiast, naturalist and beer connoisseur. The Yorkshire Dales is famous internationally for its caves, scenic rivers, waterfalls and limestone flora but the lives and culture of the Dales folk that live there are just as fascinating. These days the area is also known for the Tour de Yorkshire, now firmly established as a hugely popular annual cycling event. Ease the pace and discover the delights of the north Pennines, where rivers from the limestone uplands have forged the dales that give the region its name. Drop in to the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Britain, where sheep regularly find their way in to warm themselves by the roaring fire; journey into the depths of Gaping Gill, one of the largest underground chambers in Britain; or take a scenic rail trip on the famous Settle-Carlisle line, crossing the longest railway viaduct in the country at Ribblehead en route. The Yorkshire Dales offer hundreds of square miles of open-access land to explore, popular long-distance footpaths including the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Walk, renowned medieval castles such as Skipton and Richmond, quaint stone villages and an exceptionally rich wildlife particularly associated with clean rivers and limestone-pavement flora. Discover all this and more with Bradt's Slow Travel Yorkshire Dales, the perfect companion for a successful trip.
House Café , an Art Gallery , a Pho- Each level of the dale has its own tographic Studio , the Sun Inn and the flora : the ... it is there that some of the another route turns southwards into dale's scenic gems lie hidden . Deepdale .
Author: Martyn Hanks
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
In the VISITOR GUIDE series, this pocket sized book, with full colour photography and maps, is not the usual run-of-the-mill guide. The author describes places in depth, giving historical details where it is likely to enhance the visit, points out physical attractions which might easily be missed, describing their importance. Includes walks.
... flowers return to their old haunts, no longer secret and guarded, and we can all marvel at the plant that so nearly disappeared. ... For details contact the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (✆ 01524 251002 8 www.ydmt.org).
Author: Mike Bagshaw
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best loved and most visited National Parks in Britain. This guide celebrates the beautiful limestone landscapes it contains, both above and below ground. It encourages visitors to stray away from the honey-pot venues, sampling wildlife in the hidden corners and meeting the true Dales-folk in sleepy villages off the beaten track.