Quick Guide to Slow North Yorkshire

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Slow North Yorkshire: Moors, Dales & Coast, including York – Local, characterful guides to Britain’s special places from Mike Bradshaw

According to the description of this book it ‘explores the nooks and crannies of this dramatic and diverse county and takes in all the well known sights as well as regional secrets, including fossil hunting, wild food foraging and the game of quoits.
Mike Bagshaw’s unique guide to the area brings to life the landscapes and wildlife of the region and indulges his interests in crafts, architecture, local history, folklore and pubs.’

I do not think Slow North Yorkshire refers to the speed of thought of any of the residents nor their measured speech and manners. It is more an invocation to take your time traveling through or just talking to the characters in the pubs and cafes.

It may try to cram in too much with chapters on Three Peaks area, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Craven & Wharfedale, Nidderdale & Harrogate, Clevedon & Hambledon, York, Eskdale & Cleveland to say nothing of Howardian Hills and Eastern Moors Forests and Beaches. On second thoughts it can’t do justice to all these places but just offers a smorgasbord of morsels or quick reminder of places and things to try.

You will want to stay several nights to cover even a small section of the area so the accommodation from Alastair Sawday ensures a comfortable stay, helping to get the most out of a ‘slow’ visit to one of Britain’s most beautiful areas.