BOOK REVIEW: Yorkshire's Three Peaks: The Inside Story of The Dales

The Westmorland Gazette: BOOK REVIEW: Yorkshire's Three Peaks: The Inside Story of The Dales BOOK REVIEW: Yorkshire's Three Peaks: The Inside Story of The Dales

YORKSHIRE’S THREE PEAKS: The inside story of the Dales by Mike Appleton, £16.99
ISBN 978-1-445604879

AS ONE of the many thousands of walkers who have scaled the Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales in one day, I’m well aware of the beautiful scenery to be encountered.

However, setting out to trek over Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in ten hours or so doesn’t give you an awful lot of time to pause and admire the surroundings in detail.

That’s where this lovely book comes into its own.

Journalist, caver and walker Mike Appleton helps us appreciate the finer detail of the countryside around the famous peaks, ably assisted by around 100 photographs.

His book takes us ‘away from the trudging boots’ to find the story of the Three Peaks area which the visitor and walker doesn’t always see.

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