This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Based on a full-colour rucksack-friendly printed guidebook, this fixed-format ebook respects the original page layouts, while also enabling instant cross-references, searchable text and (if the user is online) web links. Pinch-and-zoom allows the user to expand maps, graphics and panels to suit.
The Cleveland Way is one of England's oldest and best-loved National Trails. It runs for 108 miles (174 km) around the North York Moors National Park, starting inland at Helmsley, offering panoramic views over the vales of York and Mowbray and from the Cleveland Hills. After reaching the coast at Saltburn, it heads south along the dramatic sea cliffs, with their tales of shipwrecks and smugglers, to end at Filey.
The route features ancient burial mounds, ruined castles, abbeys and Roman remains, with more recent traces of industrial history. Vast areas of heather moorland are host to a wide range of wildlife. The Cleveland Way is easily accessible by public transport and is divided into easy stages by villages of character with friendly pubs and accommodation. Above all, the walker is welcomed with warm Yorkshire hospitality.
This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your Cleveland Way walk:
- detailed route descriptions
- background on heritage, geology and scenery
- wildlife information supported by superb photographs
- map of the entire route in 5 drop-down panels (1:120,000)
- information about public transport and travel
- lavishly illustrated, with 90 colour photographs.
I was already a big fan of Rucksack Readers in the waterproof paper version, and enjoyed using them on long distance walks. The Cleveland Way is no exception: exactly the right amount of information, concisely expressed, with the background history, geography, fauna and flora etc separated from the essential route directions.
The e book version is just as good and, if you're carrying all your kit and minimising weight, it might be even better. You could consult it on your phone as you're walking along, or if your luggage is waiting for you at you B&B, you could read it on your iPad in the evening.