Although perhaps not as well known as the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire coast is one of the glories of the county of the Broad Acres. This stunning evocation of the coastline from Middlesbrough and the Tees to the mysterious, shifting ‘tail’ of Yorkshire at Spurn Head is a delightful journey of discovery.
Along the way, we encounter the highest cliffs on the east coast at Boulby; the picturesque fishing villages of Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay, and the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head and Bempton, where seabirds wheel and scream in vast numbers on important RSPB reserves. The seaside towns of Scarborough and Bridlington are still popular holiday resorts for the people of the mill towns of industrial Yorkshire.
Ian Carstairs’ view of the coastline through 144 beautiful photographic images is a refreshing look at an often overlooked aspect of the county.
Until recently, Ian Carstairs lived close to York and has known the coast for most of his life. Formerly employed by the North York Moors National Park authority, he later became the deputy chairman and now works as a countryside consultant where he uses his outstanding photography as a conservation tool. He has previously had published Portrait of York and Moods of the North York Moors by Halsgrove.
ISBN 1841144460, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages.