The magnificent Yorkshire Dales include impressive limestone formations, beautiful waterfalls and shadowy peaks. Picturesque dales such as Swaledale, Wharfedale and Dentdale meander through the area, where abbey ruins, ancient farmhouses and villages wait to be discovered. The introduction gives information about the topography, geology and history of the area, and describes the flora and fauna inhabiting it.
The main section of the book comprises 30 walks, suitable for all abilities, from young children to experienced walkers. Each walk has a key illustrating principal features, such as level of difficulty and type of terrain, a route profile indicating altitude and distances, as well as a fact file summarizing useful information, such as start and finish points, duration, safety advice and points of interest. It is illustrated with colour maps from leading authority, Harveys, and each walk is then described in detail with clear, easy-to-follow instructions.