Wharfedale, the most southerly of the three
main dales running through the Yorkshire Dales
National Park, offers both easy and more
challenging walking in magnificent surroundings.
The limestone landscape now dominated by the
local sheep was only as little as 150 years ago an
industrial landscape filled with the smoke and
fumes from the lead mining industry around
The Dales Way long distance trail
follows the Wharfe up the dale and a number of
the walks use sections of the trail.
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,
local heritage and geological features.
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
Wharfedale is the third book of
Yorkshire Dales walks following five
books of Lake District Walks in the
“Boot Up” series.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 96 4, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published May 2010.