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Doing the Dales Way

Doing the Dales Way [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Bowden
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Take one person and a rucksack, put them in a market town in West Yorkshire, and point them towards Windermere.

If they've not instantly leaped in a car, hailed a cab or run to the train station, then chances are that they're doing the Dales Way.

Andrew Bowden was one such person. And this is his tale.

Fans of thrillers and romance need detain themselves here no further; those of a nervous disposition should look away now. But if you're after hiking, beer, viaducts and rivers, Doing the Dales Way is the e-book for you as one man heads to the hills to walk from Ilkley to Windermere on the Dales Way.

It doesn't feature dogs leaping impressively over stiles. Nor does it include an ingrowing toenail or other such gimmicks beloved by travelogues. Although it does include a lengthy section about Ilkley Moor and hats. Unfortunately such things can't be helped.

What Doing the Dales Way does feature is walking. And ale. Plenty of ale. But mostly walking. Walking through some of Britain's finest countryside on what transpires to be one of Britain's loveliest long distance walks. And it has some good pubs on it too.

This second edition also includes a comprehensive guide to planning your own Dales Way walk.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 676 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rambling Man Books; 2 edition (28 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO5HQM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andrew Bowden was born and raised in Manchester and spent much of his early years being dragged around Etherow Country Park a few miles from his parents house. After abandoning hiking in his teenage years in favour of spending far too much time in front of computer games, he returned to the hills after settling in London.

He has walked far more trails than he'd like to admit to.

Somehow he even finds the time to run a walking based website called Rambling Man (

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3.8 out of 5 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great again 19 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another good read and interesting all the way through. Lets have some more. Lets have some more. Lets have some more. Lets have some more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 26 Jan 2013
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Easy to read, chapters nicely divided into days and includes several colour photographs. A little short, but just how much can you flesh out a book about a six day walk? Nice for anyone interested in walking.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as hoped 14 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having walked the Dales way myself was disapointed that Andrew Bowden wrote a short and very basic account of this great walk .If I had not walked it this would not encourage me to do so where as its a really really good walk
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This book offers a short and easy read to the Dales Way. It is not a guidebook (nor does it pretend to be one) but is a light-hearted account of the author's six day walk. The book could do with a good proof-read by someone with a route map. There are some striking errors: the "Seattle to Carlisle line" (Settle to Carlisle line); the Wharfedale village of "Starbottom" (Starbotton).

Worth reading if you are thinking of walking the Way - and currently the only Dales Way book available in Kindle format.

Review update: Thank you, Andrew Boden, for addressing my comments - on the back of your response I have increased my rating to 4 stars. Us readers are fickle beings!
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