A Dales High Way
An exhilarating 90 miles across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales
Walk this spectacular landscape from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland
Explore its rich history, geology and culture
Return with a breathtaking train ride along England's most beautiful railway
More than just a walk
"For those who love
long-distance walking, this new 90-mile route from Saltaire, near
Shipley, to Appleby will be a delight."
"Their description of
the route makes you want to pull your boots on and set off
"An excellent and
innovative route which is to be highly recommended for dedicated
fell walkers - my feet are itching to get started on this
"Promoted through a
superbly illustrated Companion booklet, rich in local geology,
history and wildlife, with detailed OS-based maps in an excellent
Route Guide, the Dales High Way is a sure-fire winner for all keen
News en route
Peregrine Chicks at Malham Cove
There's excitement in the air at Malham Cove thanks to some very special arrivals – three recently hatched peregrine chicks.
Walkers on A Dales High Way can enjoy great views of the peregrine family through high-powered telescopes at a special, free viewpoint set up by the RSPB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).
Ian Court, the YDNPA's Wildlife Conservation Officer, said: "Now the chicks have hatched, the peregrine activity will increase over the coming weeks. The adult male will be hunting to feed his young family and once the chicks do not need as much protection, the adult female will soon be doing the same.
"When the peregrines are hunting and feeding, it's a great time for people to visit the site as there will be plenty of excellent opportunities to see these incredible birds."
Peregrines have recorded speeds of more than 200 miles an hour – about three times as fast as a cheetah – and watching them hunt is a wildlife spectacle not to be missed.
Ella Dixon, the RSPB's Yorkshire People Engagement Officer, said
"Peregrines started nesting at the cove 20 years ago and since then they have raised more than 40 young, so it's great to see this continue with the latest arrivals. We hope as many people as possible take up the opportunity to see the peregrines in the flesh."
The peregrine watch viewpoint will be open until 31 July and is run by RSPB and YDNPA staff and volunteers from Saturdays to Wednesday inclusive between 10.30am and 4.30pm (weather permitting).
See more about the Malham Peregrines here.
14 May 2013
Sun greets 3 Peaks winners
The sun came out to greet fell runners as they crossed the finish line for the 59th annual Three Peaks Fell Race today.
Joe Symonds repeated his victory of last year with an improved time over the 23-mile course of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds: one minute and 2 seconds better than last year. Joe finished more than 5 minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Karl Bell of Keswick AC, having led the field from the start. He put the improved timing down to a back wind up to Pen-y-ghent, and the new improved track over Whitber Hill.
This year Joe was running for the Saloman International team – the main sponsors of the event.
Karl Gray of Calder Valley Fell Runners came third, setting a new record for the Over 40’s men’s veterans. Bingley Harrier’s Rob Jebb – winner in 2009, came fourth. Jasmin Parris of Carnethy Hill RC was the first woman to cross the line with a time of 3:33:04.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale was heaving as walkers taking on the 63-mile Fellsman Challenge were also in the area, crossing Ingleborough and Whernside on their way to finish at Threshfield in Wharfedale.
See our previous posting here. See the results here. See the Fellsman website here.
27 April 2013
A Dales High Way: Route Guide
"This is an
excellently-produced, pocket-sized publication, printed in full
colour on quality paper."
"This pocket sized book
contains many interesting photographs and informative descriptions
of the history, geology and the culture of the area - worth buying
for these alone."
large-scale coloured maps for every two to four miles of the
route, and these are full of detailed helpful directions."
A Dales High Way Companion
"If you fancy hiking
the 93 miles from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria,
this beautifully designed and illustrated book would indeed be an
ideal companion to have in the back-pack."
"I cannot recommend this guide highly
"it would make a fine
present for you, or a friend. Thoroughly recommended"