Its that time of year when accommodation providers, visitor centres & attractions, the YDNPA, walk leaders etc are getting their literature printed and distributed. Even in this age of 'all things digital' there's still a place for the paper copy.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park's Visitor magazine and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust's Flower of the Dales brochure are probably the two most popular. Both have diary sections listing hundreds of things do, places to see, walk to go on etc. I chose to highlight an article 'Hit the Trail' in the Visitor magazine as this is all about the new family friendly cycle trail from Reeth to Keld (more details to follow in another post soon). Also a favourite of mine is the Showing You the Way .... series. Three seperate illustrated children's guided walks, all available from the Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre. The centre also runs a full and varied events programme for 2018. Pick up a paper copy at the centre or visit keld.org.uk
Jonathan Smith, avid walker, walk leader and writer of walking guides where2walk.co.uk has recently written The Dales 30, a guide to walking 30 mountains with the Yorkshire Dales National Park. At least a third are easily accessible from Pry House Farm B&B or Shepherd's Hut.
And finally don't forget the new series of walk booklets produced as part of the National Park's project Every
Barn Cowus Tells A Story about the cow houses in Muker parish. We have several sets here at Pry House to borrow and there is a set in Hillcrest Cottage however if you would like your own they can be purchased on the YDNPA website or in their visitor centres at Hawes, Reeth, Bainbridge and Grassington