Swaledale the most northerly of the three
main dales running through the Yorkshire
Dales National Park offers both easy and
more challenging walking in magnificent
surroundings. The landscape now dominated
by the local Swaledale sheep was only as
little as 150 years ago an industrial landscape
filled with the smoke and fumes from the lead
In line with other books in the series 10
walks have been selected with the majority
being short and easy; suitable for a half day
with the family, but also including a couple
more challenging walks to give a taste of the
fell walking also available.The walks explore
both the riverbank and the remains of the
lead mining heritage.
Keith Wood is an experienced and much
published local photographer and writer
who has lived in Penrith on the edge of
the Lake District for over 12 years. His
work has been published in all the local
interest periodicals including Cumbria,
Cumbria Life, and Lakeland Walker.
Additionally his work has been regularly
used by Friends of the Lake District to
illustrate their publications and calendars.
He is a contributor to the Britain on
View photo library. A Boot up Swaledale
is the first of three books of Yorkshire
Dales walks following five books of Lake
District Walks in the “Boot up” series.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 87 2, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published April 2010.