This guidebook describes the Ribble Way, a 71 mile route following the Ribble valley, from the estuary mouth near Preston to the river's source on Cam Fell in the Yorkshire Dales. The book contains a full route description split into 7 convenient stages, with suggestions for day walkers.
SeasonsSuitable all year, though winter weather may make the upper sections more challenging.
CentresPreston, Clitheroe, Gisburn, Sette, Stainforth, Horton in Ribblesdale
DifficultyIdeal for those new to long-distance walking. Gentle terrain, more remote in its upper sections.
Must SeeViews of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough; landscape of the Dales; Ribblehead viaduct; industrial heritage
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Having followed a career in Human Resource management through industry, local government and private consultancy, Dennis Kelsall was led into outdoor writing with a Cicerone commission for a guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, an area he'd loved since childhood. Inevitably, the constraints of the day job proved too onerous and, joining the Outdoor Writers Guild (as it then was), he became established as a full-time freelance writer and photographer.View author profile
After completing a degree in psychology and sociology, Jan Kelsall embarked upon a local government career, where she met her husband Dennis. A shared passion for walking and the countryside led to a first commission with Cicerone for a guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and she eventually abandoned the security of employment to concentrate on the outdoors. Although based in Lancashire, their collaborative projects have since taken them the length and breadth of Britain.View author profile
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