Wensleydale, the central of the three main dales
running through the Yorkshire Dales National
Park, offers both easy and more challenging
walking in magnificent surroundings. The wide
green valley is overlooked by the high fells of
Addlebrough and Wether Fell. The still waters of
Semer Water lie hidden to the south of the main
valley. A profusion of becks and streams drain
into the main River Ure creating waterfalls galore.
In line with other books in the series a 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.
Halsgrove’s small-format guidebook, containing
maps, photographs and useful information will
ensure a great walking experience. Packed with
colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to
Keith Wood is an experienced and
much published local photographer
and writer. His work has been
published in all the local interest
periodicals including Cumbria, Cumbria
Life, and LakelandWalker. 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
Wensleydale is his second of three
books of Yorkshire Dales walks
following his five books of Lake
District Walks in the “Boot up” series.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 97 1, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published April 2010.