THE DALES WAY - THE COMPLETE GUIDE: Colin Speakman, £9.99.

AS A Yorkshireman now living in Kendal, this book really captured my imagination.

Speakman’s guide is packed with fantastic images of the Dales Way, which begins at Ilkley, near Bradford and Leeds, and ends at Bowness-on-Windermere.

The maps are also ridiculously easy to understand – so much so that I reckon a three-year-old could quite easily follow them.

And if history floats your boat, there is plenty of information to sink your teeth into about the many landmarks on the walk.

Speakman is not wrong with the title of this book – it really is a ‘complete’ guide.