Yorkshire’s North-West Frontier 2019
Walking the old County Boundary
The county boundary changes of 1974 caused a great deal of resentment which is still felt today even after almost half a century. To celebrate the traditional counties’ continuing existence (they were never abolished), Terry Ashby tramps the Yorkshire-Westmorland border, following in the footsteps of Lakeland writer William Palmer who walked this ancient line in 1936.
On the way he tells of its history, politics and disputes, describes its landscape and wildlife and recounts its folklore and legends, along with his own, sometimes quirky, adventures (and the odd misadventure), amid some of the wildest and lonliest country in England. This is a book for all lovers of the majestic hills and dales of the Pennines and of Yorkshire in particular.
Paperback; 210 x 144mm
Colour photographs throughout