The Dales of Yorkshire
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Richard Muir's portrait of the Yorkshire Dales is much more than a pleasant wander across North Yorkshire's hills and valleys. It offers lucid accounts of how these much-loved landscapes were created over millions of years, how the market towns, villages and hamlets originated, the history of the churches and monasteries and the meaning of place names. He introduces Dales people from Roman times to the present and explains how their work – in agriculture, mining or manufacturing – has made its mark on the landscape and he looks at the wildlife past and present of the Dales' woods, meadows and moorlands.