Walks Through History

The Yorkshire Dales has a fascinating history; both in the landscape that has been created and the people who have worked it. Although any walk in the Yorkshire Dales includes examples of the fascinating geology of the area I have selected the more striking examples to reflect the physical influence of millenniums of upheavel to place in this category.

However it is the energies and graft of those who have made a living out of this harsh landscape which make its history so fascinating. I have included many walks which travel through the splendid castles and abbeys of the area as well as the ancient mine workings which scatter the landscape (making a particular mark in Swaledale) and which so dominated peoples lives in the last 500 or so years.

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