Nidderdale Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays details of Nidderdale guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Nidderdale is located on the eastern flanks of the Yorkshire Pennines stretching from the high moorland of Great Whernside south and east towards the edge of the Vale of York. The area is crossed by deep pastoral, often wooded dales of the Washburn, Laver, Burn and the long majestic dale of the Nidd itself. Reservoirs add a further dimension to the beauty of the dale. Rich, rolling and wooded pastoral scenery, with stone settlements like Lofthouse and Kirkby Malzeard, contrast with bleak heather moorland which is broken by craggy gritstone outcrops, including the curious shapes of Brimham Rocks. To the east, in the wooded pasture lands of the Skell Valley, stands the internationally renowned and much visited Studley Royal, with the picturesque ruins of Fountains Abbey.
We display rambling books, some of which are out of print but available from third-parties via Amazon. We also include one or two non-rambling books which may be of interest. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“This new title is in an improved series of Paul Hannon’s walking guides. A range of enhancements see two previous titles merge to cover a broader, logically grouped area – in this instance the neighbouring Nidderdale and Ripon areas, which are already strongly linked within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The new series is far more visually appealing with the use of colour throughout and a more modern house style. The best of the walks from the original series are gathered together to provide 25 glorious outings. A collection of over 50 colour photographs depict features and landscapes along the routes, while concise route descriptions are complemented by a wealth of background information.”
– Nidderdale & Ripon: The Eastern Yorkshire Dales
“Walking in the Yorkshire Dales describes 43 day walks ranging from 3-mile strolls to full-day adventures in the northern and eastern Yorkshire Dales. Step by step route directions include lots of information about the area, and each walk is illustrated with clear OS mapping and vibrant photographs. Few areas in England are as appealing as the Yorkshire Dales and this volume provides you with a comprehensive walking guide to the region. From Pateley Bridge and Aysgarth in the East to Kirkby Stephen and Richmond in the north, including the Howgills, Ninnerdale, Swaledale and Mallerstang, the north and eastern regions of the Yorkshire Dales are full of wild, rugged fell tops carved by limestone crags, deep scooped-out dales with lonely farms far from villages, the ruins of medieval castles as well as the warm bustle of Dales villages and good pubs. The Howgills north of Sedburgh have a different look, with their wide domes, steep sides and long miles of grassy ridges.”
– Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: North and East Walks – Howgills, Mallerstang, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Coverdale and Nidderdale
“This is Book 7 in the exciting new series of full-colour “Pocket Walks”, being small, practical sized guidebooks aimed at the less serious rambler. Full colour photographs and colourful sketch maps accompany each of the well described walks, with the bonus of making it an attractive souvenir of the area. Principal feature is that all walks are less than five miles in length (though averaging 4 miles each, they are all very definitely worthwhile outings), making them ideal for families, leisure walkers, and others constrained by either time or other limitations. Concise route descriptions are complemented by ample background information. This title deals with Nidderdale, one of the major valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, based on Pateley Bridge. Twenty superb walks use starting points such as Ramsgill, Middlesmoor and Dacre Banks. Places visited include Brimham Rocks, Scar House, How Stean Gorge and Yorke’s Folly. This title is launched in unison with 3 other neighbouring Yorkshire Dales titles, covering Malhamdale, Upper Wharfedale and Lower Wharfedale.”
– Short Scenic Walks: Nidderdale
The Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ map is available in standard quality (shown) as well as the all-weather type.
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