The ‘Dales 30’ are the mountains in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over 2,000 feet with a 30 metre drop on all sides (100 foot when all said and done).
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Over the past few years increasing numbers of people are taking up the challenge of climbing these mountains, I know this from the number of ‘Dales 30’ books that are selling, a rough and ready guide which hopefully reflects the mountains and areas themselves, and the feedback I receive from those doing or completing the 30.
There are many and varied reasons why walkers are turning to the Dales 30 for their mountain fix. Here are 10 I have heard about.
Hopefully the Dales 30 book will also help you on your way. I am only selling these direct on the website and via local book shops (no Amazon!) but the publicity has been superb. There was a nice piece in the Guardian and also the local press have certainly been on board.
I have a passion for the mountains of the Dales and hope the challenge will bring many more happy and interested visitors in to the less popular areas of the Dales.
Enjoy your Walking
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Just want to say how much I’m enjoying The Dales 30.
I have been walking in Wharfedale, Swaledale and Wensleydale for over 40 years. I have been up the 3 Peaks on a number of occasions, though I’ve never felt the urge to do them all in one day, preferring to enjoy the views from each!
Your book has inspired me to revisit some old favourites such as Buckden Pike and the Howgills, but better still has pointed me in the direction of new places to walk.
Yesterday I walked up on to Yockenthwaite Moor from Yockenthwaite. It was my first time up there and I had a wonderful time. With all the dry weather we’ve been having the walking was good under foot (though even now it was a bit soggy in places) and the 360 degree view from the top was wonderful. In the afternoon I went up Birks Fell from Litton. I’ve walked from Buckden to Litton several times but never knew about the detour to the cairn. I’d forgotten how steep the path up from Litton is and thought I’d bitten of more than I could chew but the lovely view from the summit and a tarn I’d never seen before made it well worthwhile.
Hi im interested in buying the book does it have a tick list to fill in once one of the dales peaks is completed?
Yes it does with date, weather and a few other notes
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