The first book in the Rivers Trilogy. The 80 mile Swale Way follows the length of the River Swale in North Yorkshire from its confluence with the River Ure near Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale, where Birkdale Beck and Great Sleddale Beck meet, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a walk of contrasts – along the way it passes through the historic market towns of Boroughbridge, Thirsk and Richmond with their numerous tourist attractions; it passes famous battle sites and historic parkland; through lush meadows and dramatic gorges and travels the length of Swaledale, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales.
You can buy the guide book from here: The Swale Way
The Herriot Way is for a little known, but utterly brilliant, four day walk in the Yorkshire Dales. It is perhaps the best short long distance path in the UK, being perfect for the first time multi-day walker and great as a leg stretcher for those of us who love our long walks. The route is based on a walk described by James Herriot, taken with his son, visiting the villages of Aysgarth, Hawes, Keld and Grinton. It was an area he knew well from his work as the most famous Yorkshire vet, and visits England’s highest waterfall, the beauty of Wensleydale, the summit of Great Shunner Fell, the impressive Bolton Castle and the high heather moorland above Swaledale.
You can buy the guide book from here: Walking The Herriot Way
As its name suggests, the 95 mile, 7 day, Tributaries Walk is focussed on the rivers, becks and gills that flow through the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales. Beginning in Ingleton, the trail explores beautiful valleys and the high heather-clad moors that separate them. Visiting as many ‘dales’ as possible, the route meanders; picking out waterfalls, hidden caves, rocky escarpments and old packhorse bridges. The guide book encourages interaction and includes a quiz to help walkers get the most out of their visit, with a final map challenge to test the grey matter.
You can buy the guide book from here: The Tributaries Walk