Yorkshire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Yorkshire that you may find useful.
- Yorkshire books:Maps
- Yorkshire books:Travel Guides
- Yorkshire books:History & Heritage
- Yorkshire books:Art & Culture
- Yorkshire books:Walking and Tours
- Yorkshire books:General Interest
Yorkshire books: Maps
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 2 Sep 2013
Yorkshire books: Travel Guides
Yorkshire books: History & Heritage
The historic county of Yorkshire lasted for about 1,000 years. Its administrative structure was swept away in 1974, but its distinctive identity is still clearly recognised by its own people and by outsiders. Yorkshire was the largest English county. The three Ridings of Yorkshire covered about an eighth of the whole of the country, stretching from the river Tees in the north to the Humber in the south, and from the North Sea to the highest points of the Pennines. In such a large area there was a huge diversity of experience and history. Life on the Pennines or the North York Moors, for example, has always been very different from life in low-lying agricultural districts such as Holderness or the Humberhead Levels. And the fisherfolk of Staithes or Whitby might not readily recognise the accents, ways or customs of the cutlery makers of Hallamshire, still less perhaps of the farmers of Wensleydale or Craven. In some ways, this diversity makes Yorkshire the most interesting of England's historic counties, a microcosm of the country as a whole. Its variety and beauty also help to explain why Yorkshire is now such a popular tourist desination. Until quite recently people felt that they belonged to their own local area or 'country'. Few people travelled very far, and it was not until the late nineteenth century that the success of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club seems to have forged the idea of Yorkshire as a singular identity, and which gave its people a sense of their superiority. This single volume describes the broad sweep of Yorkshire's history from the end of the last Ice Age up to the present day. To do so Professor Hey has had to tell the story of each particular region and of each town. He talks about farming and mining, trade and industry, fishing and ways of life in all parts of the county. Having lived, worked, researched, taught and walked in the county for many years, he has amassed an enormously detailed knowledge and understanding of Yorkshire. The fruits of his work are presented here in what has been described as 'a bravura performance - by one of the Yorkshire's finest historians'. With a particular emphasis on the richness of landscape, places and former ways of life, this important book is a readable, informative and fascinating overview of Yorkshire's past and its people.
Publication: 5 Oct 2011
Over the centuries Yorkshire, the largest and most varied country in England, has helped to shape the history of the nation. From the barrier of the Pennines in the west to the bastion of Falmborough in the east, the region has seen war, insurrection, invention, industrial expansion, political and social development and pioneering achievements in literature, art and science. In this unconventional guide to the people and the places that played parts in this extraordinary story, author Len Markham takes the reader across the country and down the years. He retells the stories of many of the well-known sites and uncovers the intriguing, sometimes secret history of places that are rarely remembered and visited. Along the way he describes the careers and achievements of an exceptional cast of characters- monarchs, bishops, generals, industrialists, inventors, artists, renegades, rogues, eccentrics, murderers and otherwise ordinary men and woman who made a mark for good or ill on the heritage of the country. Over 150 evocative sites are described and illustrated in this invaluable handbook to the intense, sometimes bizarre and always revealing history of Yorkshire.
Publication: September 9, 2004
Yorkshire books: Art & Culture
Using a panoramic film camera, the author has captured the landmarks, hidden coves and seascapes of the Yorkshire coast from Staithes in the north to Spurn Head in the south, with detailed sections on Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough and Flamborough. His collection of photographs is accompanied by the texts of local author G.P. Taylor.
Publication: 2 Aug 2012
Mark Denton captures the drama and beauty of one of England's most treasured landscapes. From broad, open dales to bleak uplands and isolated high hills, Mark Denton's panoramic camera reveals the ever-changing light on both renowned and unheralded places. An essay by Richard Mabey describes his first acquaintance with the Dales, and his growing understanding and appreciation of this unique landscape.
This is the concluding volume in Mark Denton's Yorkshire Trilogy, following Yorkshire Coast and Yorkshire Moors and Wolds. Mark Denton is one of Britain's most acclaimed young landscape photographers, described by Joe Cornish as 'one of the few photographers to have mastered the large panoramic camera, and he uses it to capture landscape in all its drama, depth and colour ... the result is a unique body of work.'
Publication: 1 May 2013
Following the huge success of his portrait of The Yorkshire Coast, Mark Denton presents a further collection of his remarkable panoramic photographs. This time he takes as his subject the Yorkshire Moors and Wolds, two very different landscapes separated by the Vale of Pickering and encompassing forests, remote farmlands, dramatic rocky landscapes and gently rolling hills. In these images, Mark Denton captures some of the most atmospheric, varied, enchanting and little-known areas in the whole country.
Publication: 20 Nov 2007
Yorkshire books: Walking and Tours
A brand new range of practical little walk guides endorsed by the Ramblers. All the walks are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less that 3 hours. 20 walks are included and use clear maps to show the route plus easy to follow walk descriptions.
The beautiful 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. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery.
This compact little guide contains walks, all of which are 5 miles or under, which are ideal for an afternoon stroll.
• 20 easy to follow walks which can be completed in 3 hours and under.
• Each walk has a detailed Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route.
• The walks have been chosen with issues like parking and refreshments in mind to make life easy for families.
• There are interesting facts about the things you'll see along the route.
• All the books include general information on walking and also the general area covered by the guide.
• Packed with colour photographs of scenes you will see along the walk.
Publication: 27 May 2010
Yorkshire books: General Interest
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