W. A. Poucher’s guides, first published in the 1960s, are some of the most popular books for fellwalkers, climbers and scramblers ever published. They are packed with guidance on clothing, equipment, accommodation, route finding, distances and times, all in an attractive pocket-sized format to slip into your rucksack. Aspiring landscape photographers will find a chapter of essential tips in each book to help them too. This copy is near fine and available for £2.50.
Just a few of the titles available for £2.50, granted Snowdonia is not near Yorkshire but you can get there in a couple of hours, traffic permitting that is.
I don’t restrict myself to the “Dalesman” magazine, I look out for all their publications even when they stray out of God’s Own County (GOC).
Exploring: The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Coast (three Books)
Lakeland A to Z
Peak District Walks
Shepherds Crooks and Walking Sticks
Walking in; Airedale : Bronte Country : North Yorkshire Moors : Lower Wharfedale : Upper Wharfedale
Yorkshire Mysteries and Oddities
All are available along with many other Dalesman publications, though if you intend visiting my shop and you are interested let me know as they are all at home as I intend getting round to reading them, especially the “walking” books. As the bumper sticker should say “Bibliophiles just read about it”.
Colne Valley – Official Guide and Industrial Handbook 1973. 36 page illustrated with fold out map £5.00
FLYING EGGS AND THINGS More Pennine Tales – Henry Livings 126 page hardback with dj £2.50
THE DRINKERS GUIDE TO WALKING – Yorkshire and Humberside 128 pages with illustrations and maps. You must know someone for whom this is a perfect present, though I would have thought the answer to the title is “Don’t”. £SOLD
Through Highways and By-Ways with Bonaventure – Country walks around Huddersfield by Arnold Brook. Published in 1949 by The Huddersfield Examiner, 80 pages with illustrations and maps, small enough to slip in your pocket. £2.50