Walks in the Yorkshire Dales
Jack Keighley's 50 favourite routes
Guidebook to 50 of Jack Keighleys favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales. All the walks are circular, and range from 4½ to nearly 8 miles. They vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as half-day 'family rambles') to strenuous fell expeditions. Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack's highly distinctive style
SeasonsSuitable all year, though winter could be a bit bleak on the fell-tops.
CentresHawes, Masham, Richmond, Settle, Skipton, Reeth, Grassington
DifficultyAverage length of 6 miles. On rights of way and permissive paths. No serious difficulty. Suitable for any reasonably fit walker.
Must SeeNidderdale’s caves and gorges, Wharfedale, Wensleydale, Malham and Goredale Scar, Jervaulx Abbey, Gaping Gill, Simon’s Seat
From the ninety walks featured in his original three-book series of ‘Walks in the Yorkshire Dales’ (published 1989–91 and now out of print), Jack Keighley has selected, revised and updated his fifty favourites.
All the walks are circular, and range from 4½ to 7¾ miles. They have been chosen to appeal to all tastes, and vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as half-day ‘family rambles’) to strenuous fell expeditions.
Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack’s unique and highly distinctive style, each chapter contains
- a meticulously detailed map and concise route directions on the same page
- a general description of the terrain
- notes on features of interest
- parking information.
About this book
Walking in the Dales
- Marske Beck
- Caves and Gorges of Nidderdale
- Conistone Dib and Dib Scar
- Kisdon and the Swale Gorge
- Eavestone Lake
- Swinsty and Fewston
- Frostrow Fells
- Hardraw Force
- Gunnerside Gill
- Magical Malham
- Penyghent Gill
- Crummack Dale
- Ilkley Moor
- Hard Level Gill
- Jervaulx Abbey
- Aysgarth and West Burton
- Trollers Gill
- Gaping Gill
- Settle and Cleatop Park
- Pateley Bridge and Wath
- Old Cote Moor and Littondale
- Flasby Fell
- Semer Water
- Marrick Priory
- The Druids' Temple
- Simon's Seat
- Caves and Potholes of Birkwith
- Catrigg Force and Victoria Cave
- Willance's Leap
- Hack Fall
- Capplestone Gate
- Muker and Oxnop
- Brimham Rocks
- Bordley Town
- Lower Coverdale
- Beyond Malham Tarn
- Buckden Pike
- Askrigg and Bainbridge
- Canalside Walk from Gargrave
- Three Villages of Coverdale
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This is a delightful walking guide. I love the whole layout of the book, particularly Jack's gifted artwork.
From the ninety walks featured in his original three-book series of "Walks in the Yorkshire Dales" Jack Keighley has selected, revised and updated his fifty favourites.
All the walks are circular and range from 4.5 to 7.5 miles. They have been chosen to appeal to all tastes, and vary from simple valley strolls to strenuous fell expeditions. Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack's unique and highly distinctive style, each chapter contains:-
* a meticulously detailed map and concise route directions on the same page
* a general description of the terrain
* notes on features of interest
* parking information
This book strongly tempts me to take a closer look at walking in Yorkshire!
Joyce Wilson - The Keswick Reminder, May 06
Jack Keighley has developed a unique style of guidebooks based on his own research and artistic skills. Born in Rimington, he taught at Park Secondary School, Colne, in 1959/60 before becoming a headmaster in Yorkshire. He now lives in Skipton and is accompanied on his walks by his faithful Border terrier, Brandy.View Guidebooks by Jack Keighley