Interesting places to visit, places to stay, good walking areas
It is not my intention to provide detailed routes for walking, but to convey to the potential visitor, whether touring motorist, or a serious fell walker, the wonderful holiday country of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, with occasional snippets of East Cumbria. All the digital photographs are taken 'off the cuff' on the many walks and places we visit from which we derive considerable pleasure. We normally stay in youth hostels but there numerous friendly and hospitable bed and breakfast places or holiday cottages to rent. The site is dedicated to the friendship of Phil and Molly Brown, Pam Shepherd and Ian McCulley, Dave and Cath Wright and Peter and Anni Hicks, and may our boots wear out together for as long as possible. Annie, sadly, is no longer with us, but she loved the Dales as much as any of us.
PICTURES * Top: Dent Village * Top left : Goredale Scar * Top right: Oxnop Scar * Lower pictures above: Driving through the Yorkshire Dales.
* Recommended Regional District Books and Maps *
Mike Harding "Walking the Dale" (a knockout read!)
Paul Hannon "Walking Country - Alston and Allendale in the North Pennines"
Paul Hannon "Walking Country - Howgill Fells"
Paul Hannon "Walking Country - Eden Valley where Cumbria meets the Pennines"
Paul Hannon "Walking Country - Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales"
Paul Hannon "Walking Country - Teesdale in the North Pennines"
David Leather - Collins Rambler's Guides - "Yorkshire Dales"
Terry Marsh "The Pennine Mountains - The Cheviots, the Northern Moors, the Howgill Fells, the Yorkshire Dales and High Peak"
Cheap 1 sheet Stile Maps by Stile Publications, Ilkley e.g. "Sedbergh (Howgills)"
Stephen I. Robinson "Her Master's Walks - Swaledale"
Keith Watson "Walking in Teesdale" (a pocket guide in the Mini-Book Dalesman series)
Jack Keighley "A Cicerone Guide - Walks in Dales Country - Thirty Scenic Walks"
Anthony Burton "Weekend Walks - The Yorkshire Dales - Fourteen full-day walks in the National Park"
Alan Hall "Dalesman walking Guides - North Pennines - 43 walks in Teesdale, Weardale and South Tyneside"
Roland Smith "On Foot in the Yorkshire Dales - 35 circular walks from the Nidd to the Swale"
David Bellamy & Brendan Quayle "England's Last Wilderness - A Journey through the North Pennines"
Rob Talbot & Robin Whiteman "The Yorkshire Moors and Dales"
Edward Gower "Exploring the Yorkshire Dales" (a handy reference place guide in the Mini-Book Dalesman series)
Peter Metcalf "Place-Names of the Yorkshire Dales"
* PLEASE get further publishing details from the internet *
The Yorkshire Dales National Park in North Yorkshire and East Cumbria and the North Pennines form a wonderful part of Northern England to visit for walks or car touring holidays. The scenery is magnificent and the countryside, villages and towns rarely seem overcrowded and the people always have friendly approach to tourism. There is lots to see and do and plenty of places to visit and a great variety of accommodation available from hostels, hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering holiday cottages for tourists etc. whether for weeks or a weekend mini-break and lots of excellent walking. Pictures of walks and interesting places to visit and stay for walking holidays based in historic towns, pretty villages and beautiful landscapes to suit all tastes in walks and sightseeing. Apart from good fell walking, mounting walking, industrial archaeology and lots of tourist attractions and accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. docspics digital images photographs pictures views scenes scenic pics photos snaps webshots © Phil Brown of walking and touring holidays in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, East Cumbria, North Pennines top class hotels dining out travel tours top tourist destinations tourist information weekend breaks mini-breaks family holidays restaurants touring coach trips continental tours cruise ships pleasure cruises summer breaks spring breaks continental winter breaks England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland top class hotels dining out travel tours top tourist destinations tourist information weekend breaks mini-breaks family holidays restaurants touring coach trips continental tours cruise ships pleasure cruises summer breaks spring breaks continental winter breaks European winter holidays spring holidays summer holidays Tourist information, Walks, Holidays in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire England, Top tourist attractions, luxury hotels, B&B, pubs, restaurants, walking holidays, touring coach tours docspics images photos pictures © Phil Brown