Each A Dales Gem

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50 Gems of the Yorkshire Dales is now with the publisher and is set to be released at the back end of May.

You will be able to order the book in my shop and also from all the usual book outlets.

Two of the Gems are featured in this news item – the main image is from a waterfall near Dent and the second the wonderful Malham Tarn. Both images will also be available as prints in the shop soon.

It is a book I really enjoyed putting together and I hope you like it too. It dominated the back end of 2014 for me but comes from a lifetime’s affection with the Dales. Each Gem is a personal favourite and I’m sure people will find out something new about their special places too.

THIS is probably the highlight of the book for me and you can see more of the Gems here.

Book information:

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most diverse and rich landscapes in the British Isles.

Limestone interlaces with sweeping and rolling fells and dramatic peaks arise from its plains.

Within are caverns that stretch for miles under the surface, emphatic flora and fauna that thrive in this unique environment and the hardiest of local folk who eek out a living in unison with their surroundings.

This equilibrium is is harnessed and interwoven by a revered heritage that not only stretches back hundreds of years but is retained, protected and celebrated today.

In this book, we explore 50 of these magical places and discover what makes the the Yorkshire Dales a unique place to live, visit and be part of.

See the majestic Skipton Castle, enjoy the splendour of Bolton Abbey and the fascinating views and history from the Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside then compare them to the tragedy and triumph of Ribblehead Viaduct.

Follow the underground routes overground at Clapham and Chapel Le Dale and find out the secrets of life in Dent, Malham and Gunnerside.

Discover some of this area’s secrets and treasures, and learn the fascinating history behind them with this handy guide.

© Mike Appleton

Malham Tarn © Mike Appleton