A guidebook to 30 circular family walks of 6 to 8 miles based on the 75-mile route of the Ribble from its source in the wild heights of the Yorkshire Dales, along the Ribble Valley, to reaching the Irish Sea in Lancashire. The Ribble flows through some of the loveliest and most varied scenery that Yorkshire and Lancashire have to offer. This idyllic countryside provides the setting for these 30 delightful circular walks. They have been selected to appeal to all tastes, and range from simple valley strolls to strenuous fell expeditions. Hand-written and illustrated in Jack Keighley's highly distinctive style, each chapter contains parking information, a meticulously detailed map, concise route descriptions, a general description of the terrain and notes on features of interest. The walks are fairly uniform in length, an average of 61/2 miles, making them half-day rather than full-day excursions.
Jack Keighley is a Lancastrian who for many years has lived in Yorkshire and has derived great pleasure from walking in the Dales- one of England's most beautiful and spectacular natural areas.