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Yorkshire Wolds Way: National Trail Guide, Tony Gowers - The Yorkshire Wolds were brought to international attention in 2012 by David Hockney’s magnificent Royal Academy exhibition of paintings of the region. Now, Tony Gowers’ completely updated, expanded and re-designed National Trail Guide offers the essential companion to the forgotten but fascinating landscape through which this Trail runs. The Trail runs from Hessle in the south, by the Humber Bridge, to Filey on the North Yorkshire coast, through the Wolds' secluded and special 'dry valleys', a succession of tranquil villages, and past celebrated locations like Thixendale woods now immortalised in Hockney's vast and dazzling paintings. As well as comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by OS 1:25,000 maps, the book features a Philip Larkin Trail around Hull, digressions to the handsome town of Beverley with its beautiful Minster, the Holderness region made famous by Winfred Holtby’s South Riding, the seabird colony at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, as well as circular walks to all of the principal locations of Hockney’s Wolds paintings. The result is an essential purchase, not just for those walking the Trail, but for every visitor to the area. Published July 13.  New Edition Aug 16


 

Plan and Go/Coast to Coast Walk St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay, Danielle and Wayne Fenton - Plan & Go/Coast to Coast Walk is the ultimate guide to hiking England’s iconic 192-mile route from the Cumbrian coast to the North Sea. In a clear and concise manner, the book describes what to expect from a journey on the ‘C2C’ and provides all the essential planning information to save you time and effort with your own preparations. Supported by step-by-step instructions and first-hand recommendations, you will be well-equipped and feel more confident about completing this memorable English hiking adventure. The book offers practical advice on athletic training, which food to pack and in what quantities, how to select gear and which items work best, as well as various other essentials for the trail. The book further includes different budget options and example hiking itineraries to help you create an itinerary that best suits your personal preferences. The wealth of facts and figures is completed by the entertaining and highly motivating account of the authors’ own 19-day Coast to Coast adventure. Published September 15.

North Yorkshire Moors (Pocket Mountains), Alastair Ross - Designated a National Park in 1952, the North York Moors include the largest area of heather upland in England, rising from the Vale of York and continuing to the North Sea coast where dramatic cliffs expose the geology that shaped this unique environment. This guide from award winning publishers Pocket Mountains features 40 coast and country walks that take in the very best the Moors have to offer - tranquil dales, stunning coastline, ancient woodlands, charming moorland villages and spectacular ruined castles and monasteries - as well as one of the country's best heritage railways. Published July 15.

Short Walks in the North Yorkshire Moors - A practical little walk guide to the North York Moors endorsed by the Ramblers. All of the 20 walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. Clear Ordnance Survey maps show the route, along with easy-to-follow walk descriptions. All the walks in this guide are located in the North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire, England. The moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. To the east, the National Park is clearly defined by the impressive cliffs of the North Sea coast. The northern and western boundaries are defined by the steep scarp slopes edging the Tees lowlands and the Vale of Mowbray. To the south lies the Vale of Pickering. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery. This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll. Published March 15.

ISBN: 9780008101572 - Short Walks in the North York Moors
 

A Coast to Coast Walk: A Pictorial Guide, St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay, Alfred Wainwright -  Originally compiled in the 1950s early 1960s, the Wainwright walking guides are perhaps the most distinctive and unusual such guides ever devised. The result of research by their namesake and author over a period of 13 years, the guides have retained their original format and design to this day. The books contain intricate hand drawn sketches by the author, detailing routes of ascent, and gradients of the hills in and around the Lake District and outlying regions. "A Coast to Coast Walk" was devised by Wainwright himself and stretches across 190 miles from St Bees Head on the East coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the West, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Published Sept 03 Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds, Brian Conduit and Dennis Kelsall - The wide plain of the Vale of York lies at the very heart of the county of Yorkshire with the historic city of York at its centre. The vale is bordered by the Pennines to the west, the North York Moors to the north-east and the Yorkshire Wolds to the east. While most visitors flock to Yorkshire's two national parks, the flat plains of the Vale of York and the rolling uplands the Wolds provide a diversity of scenery and walking opportunities that should not be missed. Highlights of the 28 walks in this title include the coastal drama of Flamborough Head, the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy and Beverley, with its majestic Minster. Published September 09. A Northern Coast to Coast Walk: From St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay, Terry Marsh - This is the third edition of Cicerone's guide to the Coast to Coast trail popularised by Wainwright. The walk from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on Yorkshire's east coast is now one of the most popular long-distance walks in Britain. At 178 miles (300km) long, the trail can be easily walked within a two-week holiday period. The route is based on permitted rights of way and minimises the amount of road walking. Published April 08

For More Coast to Coast see Long Distance Paths

Julia Bradbury's Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast, Julia Bradbury - The much-loved fellwalker Alfred Wainwright created one of the truly great walking challenges – to walk across the whole of England. The Coast to Coast route was AW’s last great venture and has become his greatest legacy to long distance walkers – a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea - The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorks Moors National Parks.
Accompanying the BBC television series, this book follows Julia Bradbury as she re-traces Wainwright’s grand traverse. The book collects together all six stages of the walk from the TV series, with Julia’s commentary on her experience of the walk accompanied by stills, evocative landscape photography, and AW’s celebrated line drawings. Julia crosses this changing landscape in sun, wind and rain, learns something of its history and meets the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England’s most glorious countryside. Published April 13. 

FREEDOM TO ROAM

North Yorkshire Moors, Judy Armstrong - Frances Lincoln teams up again with Ramblers' Association - ardent campaigner for greater public access to open land - to expand their ground-breaking series of Wainwright-sized guides to areas newly opened up to walkers by the Right to Roam legislation. The second five guides explore the rich new opportunities for walkers in the Peak District and the Yorkshire moors and dales. Each guide includes: an introduction to the area: its landscape, history and natural history; 12 or more walks, graded for difficulty, where walkers choose their own route; a full 4-colour OS map for each walk; special features on points of interest; practical information for visitors; and a guide to public rights of access. Published March 06

For More Freedom to Roam see Pennines Books, Peak District Books and Yorkshire Dales Books.

Day Walks in the North Yorkshire Moors, Tony Harker - "Day Walks in the North York Moors" is the sixth title in Vertebrate Publishing's series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes, between 6 and 14 miles (9km and 22km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into three areas - The Cleveland Hills, Central Moors and Coastal Walks - and include walks to the most historic and beautiful areas of the Moors, including Lord Stones, Wainstones and Clay Bank, Rievaulx Abbey, Blakey Ridge and Farndale, the Hole of Horcum, and the stunning coastline at Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar. The author of this guidebook, Tony Harker, is a Moors local and keen hill walker. Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping.  Published September 11.
 

Day Walks on the North York Moors

All Terrain Pushchair Walks North Yorkshire Moors, Revised Edition, Rebecca Terry - 'All-Terrain' means just that - suitable for all forms of landscape - and experienced authors and walkers Rebecca and Zoe have chosen the North York Moors for the latest in this popular series of "All-Terrain Pushchair Walks" books. The North York Moors National Park is situated within the eastern reaches of North Yorkshire. Within the park you can choose from strolls along the riverside, rambles through heather moors or walks by the sea on secluded beaches and breathtaking cliffs. The park has a well-established extensive network of paths and bridleways.  All-terrain pushchairs have brought the great outdoors much closer to the doorstep of young families - walking and exploring the countryside from a young age could and should lead to a healthier outlook and a much greater understanding and respect for the environment. Published October 10.

ISBN: 9781850588825 - North York Moors

North Yorkshire Moors Walks Pathfinder Guide, Brian Conduit and Dennis Kelsall - The North York Moors are bounded by the Cleveland Hills to the north, the Hambledon Hills to the west, and the Tabular Hills to the south. The circle is completed by the North Sea on the east. Many attractive gateway towns to the region Guisborough, Pickering, Scarborough and Whitby are included in walks here, as are a number of attractive villages and hamlets such as Hutton-le-Hole and Goathland. Routes across wild and remote moorland, covering Ingleby Moor, Westerdale Moor and Ainthorpe Rigg, are contrasted with coastal and clifftop walks, like those at Runswick Bay and Staithes, Whitby and Saltwick Bay, and Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar. Published September 09.

North Yorkshire Moors: Short Walks, Dennis Kelsall - A good place to begin a visit to the North York Moors is at one of two National Park Centres, to be found at Danby and Sutton Bank. Fascinating displays and exhibitions offer an ideal introduction, and the short walks from each illustrate disparate aspects of the moor, demonstrating its capacity for beauty and surprise. other walks in this collection reveal some of the Moor's most outstanding natural features; the dramatic Hole of Horcum, the enigmatic rocks at Bridestones and the splendid tumbling waters of Falling Foss. As well as exploring the high moors, where the strange calling of grouse is never far away, wander through verdant dales such as the beautiful Farndale, whose Lenten lilies carpet the riverside meadows in celebration of spring's arrival. Published October 09.

Walks North Yorkshire Moors Eastern Area, Richard Hallewell.   Published August 09.

ISBN: 9781872405513 - Walks North York Moors: Eastern Area

Walks Around the Yorkshire Wolds, Colin and Dorian Speakman.  Published April 11.

Walks around Skipton, Mark Reid - All walks are six miles or less; all stay below 1,500 feet; and each walk is fully described with its own easy-to-follow map and points of interest along the way. Published July 05

Pub Walks on the North York Moors & Coast, Richard Musgrave - The 25 circular walks, selected for their scenic settings, all feature a traditional country inn either at the outset of the walk or along its route. Includes Goathland, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Blakey. The walks vary in length from 3 to 8 miles.  Published March 97.

The Lyke Wake Walk and Map, Brian Smailes.  Published February 09.

ISBN: 9781903568583 - The Lyke Wake Walk Souvenir Sketch Map

Walking The Wolds Way: Yorkshire on Foot from Hull to Filey, David Clensy. Published Sept 07

Walks North Yorkshire Moors Western Area, Richard Hallewell.  Limited availability. Published August 09.

ISBN: 9781872405506 - Walks North York Moors: Western Area

Howardian Hills - Walking Country: Between York and the North York Moors, Paul Hannon. Limited availability.  Published May 08.

Making Tracks in the North York Moors: Fun Walks for Children in the North York Moors, Joanne Poyser - A fun activity walking pack created especially for children, containing 12 interesting easy-to-follow short walks. Each page is written and illustrated in a format which appeals to children of ages 5-12, and is designed for children to take the lead, reading the instructions & the child-friendly maps whilst looking for things of interest along the way. Each walk is printed in a separate booklet therefore meaning less to carry whilst out and about. Also contains an introductory booklet which gives you all the information you need to know about the 12 walks & much more besides. Walks include Danby, Robin Hood's Bay, Goathland, Whitby, Roseberry Topping, Rievaulx, Hutton-le-Hole. Limited availability. Published March 08

 

Walks in the North York Moors Book 1, Jack Keighley - The North York Moors National Park is justly famous for its magnificent purple acres of heather moorland, but the boundaries of this beautiful region embrace an incredibly diverse range of distinctive features, including: dramatic craggy escarpments; broad pastoral dales and deep, wooded valleys; precipitous sea-cliffs, rocky bays and golden sands; colourful woodlands and dark coniferous forests; lazy, meandering rivers and sparkling moorland streams; remote sleepy hamlets, bustling market towns and quaint fishing villages; glorious abbeys, churches and castles; numerous nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; and, hoary relics of ancient civilisations and fascinating remains of former industries. The vast network of public bridleways and footpaths, old drovers' roads, paved packhorse trods, forsaken railway track beds, forestry tracks and waymarked trails make this one of Britain's finest walking locations. In the first of two volumes, Jack Keighley describes and illustrates 30 circular walks which collectively incorporate every type of landscape to be found within the Park. The walks range from 4 to 8 miles, making them ideal as half-day 'family rambles'. Published March 98. Limited availability. Re-printed 09

ISBN: 9781852841348 - Walks on the North York Moors

Guide to Completing the Lyke Wake Walk, Brian Smailes - The 42 mile walk from Osmotherley to Ravenscar. Limited availability. Published July 07

ISBN: 9781903568477 - The Lyke Wake Walk Guide

 

Walks in the North York Moors Book 2 Published Dec 00. Limited availability. Reprinted 08

The North York Moors: A Walking Guide, Martin Collins and Paddy Dillon - This guidebook offers 50 walks in seven regions throughout the North York Moors National Park, enabling walkers to discover and appreciate in turn the Tabular Hills, Hambleton Hills, Cleveland Hills, Northern Moors, High Moors, Eastern Moors and Cleveland Coast. For those walkers who like to rise to a challenge, the course of the classic Lyke Wake Walk is also offered, split over a four-day period to allow a more leisurely appreciation of the moors as it stretches across the national park from east to west. Limited availability. Published Jan 08. K

ISBN: 9781852844486 - The North York Moors

The Classic Walks, North Yorkshire Coast and Moors:  With the Yorkshire Esk Trail, Harry Whitehouse - Few areas in the United Kingdom rival the variety of the northern Yorkshire coastlands, dominated by the country's largest expanse of heather moors. This collection of walks guides you through the great outdoors of the historic county of Yorkshire: from northern lands hived off in 1974, to East Riding acres that the sea is reclaiming. There are hidden dales, extraordinary vistas, beautiful villages, and crumbling reminders of long-gone industry. These are walks to savour, to satisfy and to enthral: true Yorkshire classics. PLUS: Exclusive to this book: A scenic three-stage journey of exploration, following the route of the charming Esk from its trickling sources in Westerdale to Whitby's traditional harbour.  Limited availability. Published January 15.

ISBN: 9780955777936 - The Classic Walks. Northern Yorkshire Coast and Moors

 

The Cleveland Way, National Trail Guide, Ian Sampson - The Cleveland Way is the 108-mile (173 km) National Trail that skirts the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Following Natural England's acorn waymarks, the route stretches from Helmsley and the White Horse in the west across the Moors to the dramatic coastline from Saltburn to Filey, offering panoramic views of the countryside and coast. This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Limited availability. Published April 10.
 

The Cleveland Way: Map/Guide, Footprint. Published Aug 91

For more on Cleveland Way see Long Distance Paths

The Inn Way.....to the North York Moors, Mark Reid - An 89 mile circular tour of the North York moors via 31 of its finest inns. Limited availability. Published January 00

ISBN: 9781902001043 - The Inn Way...to the North York Moors

AA 100 Walks in Northern England - Enjoy the best of the British countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Northern England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter, depending on the hinterland. Limited availability. Published January 10.

 

 

The Cleveland Way with Yorkshire Wolds Way and Link, Paddy Dillon - The Cleveland Way, Yorkshire Wolds Way and Link through the Tabular Hills Walk join naturally end-to-end. Walkers can use any or all of these routes to explore the rich and varied Yorkshire countryside. The Cleveland Way National Trail offers a fine walk around the North York Moors National Park, enjoying scenery that includes the open heather moorlands, gentle dales, interesting towns and villages, and dramatic cliff coastline. The Link through the Tabular Hills Walk is a Regional Trail that allows walkers to close the loop of the Cleveland Way and transform it into an enormous circular walk. The Yorkshire Wolds Way, one of the quietest of Britain's National Trails, wanders through gentle, cultivated and sparsely populated countryside. It links end-to-end with the Cleveland Way on the coast, so that walkers who wander from trail to trail can cover over 400km (250 miles) of easy and enjoyable walking. This new guide provides good mapping and information for the walker. Limited availability. Published July 05. K

The Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way

 


More Maps

AA Walkers Map North York Moors (Western) - Covering an area of 50 sq km and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12

AA Walkers Map North York Moors (Eastern)

ISBN: 9780749573287 - North York Moors (Eastern)

Cleveland Way (Route Maps), Harvey. Published Aug 10

ISBN: 9781851374892 - Cleveland Way

North York Moors (British Mountain Map), Harvey - North York Moors on one sheet: This map covers around 560 square miles of country - the only detailed map to cover this whole area on one sheet. It also includes the popular North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Lyke Wake Walk. Published Oct 11

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