Walking the Dales by Mike Harding hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Michael Joseph, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: When Mike Harding was fourteen, he set off with a friend for a bicycling holiday in a sort of northerly direction out of Manchester. During the next fortnight, he fell under the spell of the Yorkshire Dales and its dazzling scenery.
Walking the Dales is not a guide book. Its first and last a book about Mike Hardings love for the high fells and the rivered valleys, and the marvellous Dales people. Since walking is, to Mike, the best way of getting to know anywhere, this is the story of many different walks he has made and photographed over the last fifteen years.
All the famous names are there Pen-y-ghent, Great Shunner Fell and Swaledale; but also a number of walks that are less well known Baugh Fell and Garsdale, Ease Gill and Mallerstang. There is a little history, conversations with people he meets on the way and any number of quirky Hardingesque asides. The text is complemented by his own superb photographs angry skies over Dentdale, the gypsies on their way to Appleby Fair, a derelict mine shaft or a lonely church. This is a book for everyone who loves the British countryside in all her moods.
Introduction by: Tom Stephenson
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
240 pages. Index. 9¼” x 9½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…