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Help, Hints and Tips on the Wild Yorkshire Way Website


Introduction to the Wild Yorkshire Way website

The Wild Yorkshire Way is a purely non-commercial project combining two of my hobbies - walking/camping and software/web design. As you navigate around the site, you'll realise that I've still got stuff to learn about web design, but anyway here's a brief description of what you can do on this site.

Firstly, it's for enjoyment. I've planned the entire route, which is about 520 miles, using both existing 'official' long distance paths such as the Pennine Way, Cleveland Way, Wolds Way and Trans Pennine Trail, along with the famous Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk. I've tried to include my personal highlights of Yorkshire countryside, but of course that's open to discussion. The section from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Keld, over Ingleborough, Whernside, Mallerstang Edge and Nine Standards Rigg is one of my favourite sections of the entire walk, and the section from Ringinglow to the White House Inn offers some of the wildest walking in the whole of England. I've included photos of all the sections which I've completed in the gallery, and they've all been taken by me on the route. If you want, you can read a bit about me and my background, but remember that only about 15% of what I say is actually true........

Secondly, it's to help you with route planning and navigation. All the sections of the route are covered by online OS maps, free of charge, so you can see where you are (or where you are supposed to be). In addition, you can use the mapping features to share your progress, so your friends and family keep tabs on you while you're walking. For those of you with GPS systems, you can download GPX files for all stages of the route for your navigator.

Thirdly, why not use the feedback form to help me with the site? Information on problems with the route, photographs, pubs, accommodation, refreshments and indeed all suggestions are welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.