East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

The following books relate to walks in our area and have been recommended. Please let us know if you have other favourites, if they are still in print.


Open Access Booklet North Yorkshire 2015 edition Open Access - Walks North Yorkshire


The Ramblers in association with North Yorkshire County Council have updated their booklet Open Access Walks - North Yorkshire, which describes 10 walks in North Yorkshire using access land outside the National Parks. £2.99





 "The Foss Walk"

by Mark W Jones

published by Dales Court Press

 (ISBN 978-1-871125-01-6) £1.95

A cheery commentary and meticulous line drawings to accompany the keen walker along the banks of the meandering River Foss



Pocket pub walks"Pocket Pub Walks in East Yorkshire" [2012]

Published by Countryside Books

(ISBN 978 1 84674 280 4) £6.95


It's hard to beat a good walk and a bite to eat and this nicely-produced, pocket-sized book provides just the information you need. Sturdy enough for many an outing, it gives details for 15 pub walks ranging in distance from 2 ½ to 6 miles. Along with extremely clear route maps with matching numbered directions, it provides succinct descriptions of the pubs, parking, the food they offer and contact details. Nearby places of interest are also described together with information about relevant websites. At £6.95, an excellent buy.

Reviewed by Gerry Wallace



Yorkshire wolds walks"Walks around Yorkshire Wolds"

A Dalesman publication [2011] ISBN 978-1-85568-285-6

by Colin & Doreen Speakman.

 This attractive Dalesman publication is one of a series of slim little paperbacks containing ten easy walks exploring different areas of Yorkshire. Most of the walks featured here are seven to eight miles long and start points have the advantage of being accessible by public transport. Two of the walks are linear, the rest circular.

Clear directions are given for each walk accompanied by a sketch map, but use of the relevant OS Explorer Map is recommended. The authors also provide interesting background information about places and features along the routes and the book is beautifully illustrated with detailed drawings of some of the local flora and fauna. At £2.99, this is a real snip!

Reviewed by Dany Wlodarczyk


the white rose way webThe White Rose Way - a new publication (April 2012)


The book describes a new 104 mile walking trail from Leeds to Scarborough captured in a step-by-step guide book called 'The White Rose Way'. The walk starts at the Black Prince statue in Leeds City Square and ends with a beach and headland walk into Scarborough's beautiful South Bay, with the finish line at the Harbourside Tourist Information Centre.

The route links sections of existing trails with little used public footpaths and takes walkers through all manner of scenery, from the hustle and bustle of Leeds City Centre to picturesque villages, the North York Moors National Park and the coastline of Scarborough. For more information visit the website http://www.whiteroseway.co.uk/








The Inn Ways by Mark Reid

[Dalesman Publications - 2010]


Twenty-five circular walks around North York Moors and coast (3 - 7 miles)




east riding open access walks web



ERYC Open Access

In 2008 East Riding of Yorkshire Council produced and published a set of walks Open Access Walks - East Riding (left)

Both books are free of charge from local tourist information centres.





alphabetting in east yorkshire


Alphabetting in East Yorkshire by John Eckersley [2010]


Twenty Six circular walks, of 8 to 12 miles.

In addition to maps and photographs there is detailed information on features of special interest.





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Cleveland Circles by John Eckersley [2006]

The book describes 30 walks around the 108 mile Cleveland Way, the National Trail which traverses magnificent moorland and coastal countryside round the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

'Cleveland Circles' divides the linear route into 30 separate, self contained but inter-linked shorter day circular walks, thus allowing the whole of the National Trail to be covered over an extended period without the need to arrange overnight accommodation.

Each circuit is approximately 10 miles long but includes options for those preferring a route of about 5 miles. Cleveland Circles' is well researched and beautifully illustrated with photos and humourous cartoons throughout. Well worth buying and following.



Exploring Lake Pickering by John Eckersley [2002]

exploring lake pickering web


In 1902 Percy Kendall described how a great lake existed in the Vale of Pickering during the Ice Age. Although modified since then, two lakes did exist in that area, and this book describes a 155 mile trail round the edges, broken up into 36 interlinked day circular walks. These walks include the Howardian and Tabular hills, as well as the Wolds and Coast and the book contains a wealth oflocal information.

John has also written Abbeys Amble (in the Dales) [1999].





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Her Master's Walks

A series of 6 books containing 10 walks, drawn and printed in colour with directions.

They can be previewed on the website:



minster wayThe Minster Way

Guide to the route by Ray Wallis, who devised it. Cost £5 plus £1.10p postage, from Ray Wallis, 75 Ancaster Ave, Hull, E.Yorks HU5 4QR. Tel: 01482 341596 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.