Yorkshire Dales National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Yorkshire Dales National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an upland area of Northern England, created in 1954, and comprising delightful valleys, hills, villages, rivers and streams in an idyllic ensemble covering 683 square miles.
Yorkshire Dales National Park Guidebooks
As well as Yorkshire Dales National Park guidebooks on rambling, we include books on geology, local interest, natural history and many other books of interest to those visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We welcome suggestions for inclusions.
“The Yorkshire Dales need little introduction: their picturesque scenery and hundreds of miles of footpaths, tracks and bridleways have been attracting walkers for decades. Part of a two-volume set, this guidebook presents over 40 routes in the south and west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with bases including Sedburgh, Malham, Grassington, Skipton, Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. The walks cover the valleys of Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and Dentdale – each with its own distinctive landscape and character. Also included is the Yorkshire Three Peaks, a 23 mile (37km) challenge to bag three summits – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Mostly circular and ranging from 3.5 to 13 miles (6-21km), the routes showcase Yorkshire’s diverse landscapes, beautiful views and rich heritage. With the exception of the Three Peaks walk, they are designed to suit most abilities: steeper sections are rare and usually short-lived. Detailed route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping are provided for each route, along with information on nearby points of interest and facilities. In addition, an introduction presents an overview of the region’s plants and wildlife, geology and history and offers an insight into iconic local industries such as farming and quarrying. Highlights include delightful riverside walking in Wharfedale, spectacular views of the distant Howgills and Lake District Fells, and the arresting limestone cliffs of Malham Cove providing a wonderful introduction to this magnificent area.”
– Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West Walks: Wharfedale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Dentdale and Ribblesdale
“The Yorkshire Dales combine a wild limestone landscape of high rolling moorland gouged by dramatic caves and cascading waterfalls with peaceful farmland carpeted in wildflowers and dotted with ruined abbeys, ancient stone walls and barns, and timeless villages waiting to be discovered.
The 40 moderate walks in this collection from award winning publisher Pocket Mountains highlight the very best the area has to offer and include adventures in Wharfedale, Malhamdale, Nidderdale, Ribblesdale, Wensleydale, Swaledale and Dentdale. Many routes make use of sections of established long-distance trails such as the Pennine Way and the Dales Way.”
“Yorkshire is a walker’s paradise. This collection of 100 walks of up to 12 miles covers West Riding and The Dales and will help you explore the best of this beautiful and diverse county. The Crowood Walking Guides include; detailed and accurate route descriptions; full-colour mapping which is sourced from the Ordnance Survey;’, where to park and places to eat and drink and interesting sights to see along the way.”
– 100 Walks in Yorkshire: West Riding and the Dales
Yorkshire Dales National Park Maps
We display the Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps (the best that are commercially available) which cover the National Park. We show the standard quality map, although the tougher all-weather type is also available. Note some of the guidebooks include maps.