Yorkshire is Britain’s biggest county with a variety of land-, sea-, town- and city-scape to match.
Within its borders it encompasses two National Parks (the North York Moors and the
Yorkshire Dales), dynamic cities like Leeds and Bradford, historic cities like York and Ripon, ruined
abbeys, palatial country houses and a magnificent coastline stretching from Spurn Head in the
south to Staithes and beyond in the north. Yorkshire really does contain the best of Britain.
Many visitors are drawn by locations made internationally famous by television series. Others
come because of Yorkshire’s literary associations: indeed, a whole area of the South Pennines by
the Lancashire border is known as the Brontë Moors after the sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne,
who grew up in their father’s atmospheric rectory at Haworth. Yet more come simply because of
the spectacular variety of scenery, entranced by the way in which bleak moorland gives way to
fertile valleys, by the criss-cross patterns of innumerable dry-stone walls, and by the way that rarely
do you have to walk far in a town before you reach open and glorious countryside. There is no
better way of comprehending this supremely alluring diversity than from a bird’s-eye view, the
perspective from the skies opening-up undiscovered vistas and unlocking a further dimension in
the attraction of ‘God’s Own County’.
Skyworks is an independent production company specialising in top-end High Definition aerial
filming. The company has become one of the world's leading HD aerial archivers. On the
television side, Skyworks produces a range of factual programmes, varying from series about
history, landscape and heritage to observational documentaries.
ISBN 978 184114 684 3, hardback, 230x214mm, 144 pages. Published November 2007.