Take a hike around Whitby area with new CAMRA book

16th April 2012.
Pub of the Week.
Cod and Lobster at Staithes
Picture by Gerard Binks.
16th April 2012. Pub of the Week. Cod and Lobster at Staithes Picture by Gerard Binks.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is releasing the latest title in its pub walks series aimed at the most adventurous hill walkers who enjoy long days out in the Whitby area, followed by a refreshing beer in a welcoming pub.

Author Daniel Neilson will take readers on two walks around the North York Moors each of which has with one or more great pubs – often with historical significance – at the journey’s end.

Each walk varies in level of challenge, from long walks in lower-lying areas to Grade 1 scrambles.

The rambles include a trek along Whitby to Staithes.

A total of 12 local pubs have been recommended within the guide including the Cod and Lobster, Royal George and Captain Cook Inn in Staithes, Little Angel Inn, Black Horse, Board Inn and Station Inn in Whitby, Royal Hotel in Runswick Bay and Brown Cow in Hinderwell.

The book covers routes across the North York Moors, the Peak District, Lake District, Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales as well as the Scottish Highlands and Borders.

Author Daniel Neilson said: “There are a huge variety of walks in this book, from remote Highland Munros to sea-swept walks along the Yorkshire Coast.

“Where possible, we’ve chosen walks that end right in a village or a pub. A particular favourite of ours is a pub with a ‘muddy boots welcome’ sign and fantastic beer garden or a log fire. Somewhere you can drop in for a pint post-walk and be made to feel welcome.”

Lavishly illustrated throughout, Wild Pub Walks includes detailed insights into fascinating local places, practical recommendations, safety information and easy-to-use ordnance survey mapping with detailed route markings.

The book is designed for outdoor enthusiasts with experience in hillwalking.

All are challenging from a physical perspective and vary between eight and 13 miles.

CAMRA’s Wild Pub Walks is available to order from Monday (May 22) for £11.99 - visit https://shop.camra.org.uk/books/wild-pub-walks.html to pre-order this weekend.