I spent a few weeks at the back end of last year walking some wonderful paths in the Yorkshire Dales, many of them had a purpose – I was preparing my first guide book. I say first – probably only guide book – but only time will tell on that one.
I then spent many dark evenings tapping away on the keyboard – and one or two weekends when it was just too awful to walk and about four weekends when I was laid up after my knee operation.
Well I can now reveal what it was i was up to. I’ve been writing a guide book for the Herriot Way! “The What Way?” I hear you cry! The Herriot Way I shout back! It’s a glorious four day walk in the Dales – perhaps one of the best short long distance paths in the UK, perfect for the first time multi-day walker and indeed great as a leg stretcher for those of us who love our long walks.
There is a companion website that went live this afternoon, you can see it here:
The book has 50 pages of planning information and an additional 30 pages of route directions – one set if you want to walk it clockwise and another set if you’re walking it anti-clockwise. It’s a circular walk. There are also 20 hand-drawn maps, courtesy of Rambling Pete, who impressed even himself I think with the quality of his workmanship – the book wouldn’t have been possible without his help.
I’ve tried to price it as reasonably as possible. £10 is less than the price of a haircut nowadays 🙂