Books



Featured below are a number of walking guide books that I have found useful whilst out in the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Dales - There are many books available, however can guarantee the walks details in these are all worth looking at. There are walks for all abilities from the routes detailed in the 'Pocket Mountain - The Yorkshire Dales' to walks suitable for families in the 'Short Walks in The Yorkshire Dales'.

If anyone has other books that they have used and think they will be of use/interest to others please let me know and I'll be happy to include on this site.




The Yorkshire Wolds Way - A Discovery Guide


This book highlights all the attractions and points of interest along the Yorkshire Wolds Way trail and is a perfect companion if you are visiting the Yorkshire Wolds for the first time or a must if you are a long distance walker or National trail bagger.















Yorkshire Wolds Wanderings - David F. Walford

A handy A5 paperback describing 18 walking and cycling routes in the Yorkshire Wolds with route maps, pen and ink sketches of places of interest for walkers and cyclists wanting to explore the history and natural beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Detailed and easy-to-follow route maps are included to show many of the footpaths and bridleways that can be followed to uncover and appreciate this much undervalued part of Yorkshire.

This book is a handy and invaluable guide to this unspoilt corner of Northern England.







Yorkshire Wolds Way (National Trail Guide) – Roger Ratcliffe


The Yorkshire Wolds Way  runs for the 79 miles (127km) over the gently rolling chalk hills between Hessle Haven and the Cliffs above Filey. 

Beginning by the Humber estuary, you can follow the Countryside Agency’s acorn waymarks through wooded slopes and valleys, past the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy to the geological curiosity of Filey Brigg. This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller.









The UK Trailwalker's Handbook - Long Distance Walkers' Association

The UK Trailwalker's Handbook is a directory of long-distance paths (LDPs) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compiled by the Long Distance Walkers' Association (LDWA), covering 730 national trails, long-distance paths and anytime challenges, with regional overview maps and an index of walking guide publishers and support companies. 














Pocket Mountains The Yorkshire Dales – Dominic North

From the grandeur of the Three Peaks and spectacular Malham to the lonely heights above Wensleydale and the sleepy valleys of the north and west, Dominic North's forty circular routes blend a fresh perspective on the acknowledged classics with the wild and overlooked. A superb introduction to the National Park for visitors, and a treasure trove of the unexpected for those already in love with the Dales, covering Nidderdale and Wharfedale, Malham, Littondale and Upper Wharfedale, The Three Peaks and Ribbesdale from the Howgills to Hawes, Lower Wensleydale and Swaledale.












Pathfinder Yorkshire Dales (Pathfinder Guides) – Terry Marsh


This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Yorkshire Dales providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Ingleton Waterfalls to the much more challenging walks in Gunnerside, this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Yorkshire Dales both popular and little know scenic routes including Wharfedale, Wendleydale, and Burnsall.










Short Walks in The Yorkshire Dales


All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions.
The beautiful Yorkshire Dales include impressive limestone formations, beautiful waterfalls and shadowy peaks. Picturesque dales such as Swaledale, Wharfedale and Dentdale meander through the area, where abbey ruins, ancient farmhouses and villages wait to be discovered. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery.












Walks in Limestone Country: The Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent Areas of Yorkshire (Wainwright Pictorial Guides)



This guide, contains Wainwright's original instructions and route maps for 34 walks in 'a land of suprises' – the interesting limestone country in the Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent areas of Yorkshire










The Rambler's Countryside Companion: Walker's Countryside Companion



This little book is a treasure trove of countryside sights, lore and history. From understanding the relevance of standing stones in Wiltshire to looking out for hop pickers in Kent, from ancient crosses in Northumbria to archery in Edinburgh, and from bridges in Monmouthshire to country rhymes from around the British Isles, this little gem is a delightful collection of history, nature and a bygone age. Topics covered include barns, bench marks, bridges, churches, dew ponds, dovecots, haymaking, hopping, horse brasses, love spoons, market crosses, scarecrows, stiles, sundials, thatching, village greens, watermills, weathercocks, whipping posts and windmills.









Yorkshire Railway Rambles

Fifteen easy going walks along the old railway byways of North and East Yorkshire are described together with helpful route maps and recommendations about nearby interesting or historical places to visit. The treks offer a splendid way to see the beautiful Yorkshire countryside in close up and provide opportunities for some leisurely exercise to help keep heart and mind healthy. Make some time for yourself and leave the pressures and stresses of modern life behind: don your walking shoes and head off into the green hills and railway history of this still relatively undiscovered part of the United Kingdom.












As always, if anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to thewalkingcaveman@ymail.com) - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.


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