Yorkshire Walking Books
Many people who purchased the books from the Her Master's Walks series suggested the production a long distance guide for routes such as the Coast to Coast, Pennine Way and the Cleveland Way. Hence the new book, Let's Walk the Cleveland Way and the start of a new series. There are nine individual stages in this guide, and all of them finish in or within easy reach of a village where accommodation or transport is available. Each section has been split into three or four strip maps with grid references and arrow pointers, which follow in the style of the Her Master's Walks series. The maps and directions have been checked by the Cleveland Way's National Trail Officer for accuracy. The book is illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs.
The latest book is Let's Walk the Yorkshire Coast, once again, the routes follow in the mapping style of Her Master's Walks and the accuracy of the maps has been checked by the North York Moors National Park. Illustrated throughout with 29 colour photographs which help to identify some of the prominent features seen during the walks.
Although my previous books in the Her Master’s Walks series have explored the moorland areas of the North York Moors National Park, they barely scratched the surface of the available footpaths. Therefore, I thought it was essential to address the North York Moors again. Initially, I had planned to write just one book covering the whole of the moors. However, due to my extensive list of previous walks, I soon realised that it would be necessary to produce a trilogy of guides to give the moors sufficient coverage and reflect their beauty and versatility.
The selected routes cover the North York Moors National Park’s northern, southern and western areas – Let’s Walk the Yorkshire Coast explored the eastern area. The western area embraces the Cleveland Hills and Hambleton Hills plateaux, bounded by Bilsdale and Ryedale to the east, with long-distance views westward across the Vales of York and Mowbray. In the other parts of this trilogy, we explore the northern area, which extends from Great Ayton in the west, north past Guisborough and east along the Esk Valley, with its southern perimeter hugging the main North York Moors watershed to Fylingdales Moor before veering north to Whitby. Meanwhile, the southern area consists of a line of parallel but quite individual valleys, penetrating deep into the moorland watershed. Although it has large-scale forestry plantations at Broxa, Cropton and Dalby, boundless expanses of heather-clad moorland dominate elsewhere.
The compilation and research of the walks for this trilogy of books gave me enormous pleasure; hopefully, fellow walkers will find the contents equally enjoyable and satisfying.
Her Master's Walks
Her Master's Walks are a series of walking books covering the area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park. The first four books explore Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale. The fifth book Her Master's Walks in the Hambleton Hills began an introduction to the North York Moors. Her Master's Walks in Teesdale introduced to the beautiful and distinctive landscape of the North Pennines AONB, the second largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. The last book in this series Her Master's Walks in the Howardian Hills visits the beautiful rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which provides excellent prospects for walkers. A diverse network of footpaths and bridleways offer a superb selection of routes ranging from riverside rambles to scenic hill walks.
The Her Master's Walks series continues to be popular with walkers who require precise, easy to follow maps with clear directions, which provide excellent prospects for walkers. A diverse network of footpaths and bridleways offer a superb selection of routes ranging from riverside rambles to scenic hill walks.