The 30 circular walks in this book vary in length from 2 to 8 miles and encompass the best of the Yorkshire Dales; with its green valleys, hills, moorland and woodland, all intersected by a labyrinth of footpaths and trails to suit all ages and every level of fitness. Each walk showcases some of the finest landscape in the region, and all come with a recommendation for a renowned local pub.
Featured local gems include England's highest single drop waterfall, Hardraw Force; the magnificent Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle-to-Carlisle railway; the tranquil village of Langthwaite; and the peacefully meandering waterway, Bishopdale Beck. Added to this list must be the fascinating Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, the 500,000 year old Stump Cross Caverns near Appletreewick and Malham Tarn, one of the largest and most beautiful natural lakes in Yorkshire.
All walks include the following details:
* How to get to the start and where to park
* Numbered route map and directions
* Distance and terrain
* A recommended local pub
* Points of interest along the way
Originally published as Pub Strolls in the Yorkshire Dales, the book has been updated and is ideal for anyone wanting to explore the glorious countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.
Len Markham is a well-known Yorkshire journalist and author whose Markham's Milestones column has appeared in the journal Down Your Way for the last 15 years. He has written many popular local walking guides and regional histories including titles in the Pocket Pub walks and Kiddiwalks series.
Introduction Area map 1. Bowes: The Ancient Unicorn (21/2 miles) 2. Langthwaite: The Red Lion (2 miles) 3. Richmond: The King's Head (11/2 miles) 4. Reeth: The Kings Arms (3 miles) 5. Muker: The Farmers Arms (11/2 miles) 6. Hardraw: The Green Dragon Inn (31/4 miles) 7. Hawes: The Board Inn (2 miles) 8. Askrigg: The King's Arms (3 miles) 9. Carperby: The Wheatsheaf (31/2 miles) 10. Redmire: The Bolton Arms (21/4 miles) 11. Wensley: The Three Horseshoes (51/2 miles) 12. West Burton: The Fox and Hounds (11/2 miles) 13. Carlton-in-Coverdale: The Foresters Arms (2 miles) 14. Thoralby: The George Inn (41/2 miles) 15. Dent: The Sun Inn (2 miles) 16. Ribblehead: The Station Inn (21/2 miles) 17. Hubberholme: The George Inn (31/2 miles) 18. Kettlewell: The Racehorses Hotel (4 miles) 19. Litton: The Queens Arms (21/4 miles) 20. Grassington: The Black Horse (21/2 miles) 21. Burnsall: The Red Lion (21/2 miles) 22. Appletreewick: The Craven Arms (21/2 miles) 23. Hetton: The Angel Inn (4 miles) 24. Malham: The Lister Arms (4 miles) 25. Settle: The Lion (4 miles) 26. Giggleswick: The Black Horse (3 miles) 27. Embsay: The Elm Tree Inn (31/2 miles) 28. Bolton Bridge: The Devonshire Arms (2 miles) 29. Middlesmoor: The Crown Hotel (7 miles) 30. Wath: The Sportsman's Arms (8 miles)