Mike Appleton

  1. 50 Gems of Cheshire by Mike Appleton

    The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places 50 Gems in Cheshire is my third contribution to Amberley’s ‘Gems’ series and you’d think I’d have got the hang of it by now. 50 Gems of the Yorkshire Dales was a jewel filled quest in a national park I knew like the back of my hand while although 50 Gems...
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  2. 50 Gems of Derbyshire by Mike Appleton

    'Of the High Peak are seven wonders writ.’ There’s a saying … if you do what you have always done, then you will get what you always got. I’m paraphrasing a little but I’m sure the basic premise remains the same: if you stay with what you know then it is almost impossible to experience new horizons. Discovering 50 Gems...
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  3. 25 Great Walkers' Pubs in the Yorkshire Dales by Mike Appleton

    Pint and A Walk... A long walk and the beacon of a pub goes hand in hand to many of us. Ideas are formed in Inns, conversations become firm plans and locals become friends. It’s also good to put something back into the communities we walk around. This book features pubs that cater specifically for walkers and have historical and...
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  4. Defining a Gem in the Yorkshire Dales by Mike Appleton

    “Defining a ‘gem’ is as much down to personal choice, affiliation and affection as it is to conform to a set checklist of what beauty or a landmark should be.” That's the opening line from my new book 50 Gems of the Yorkshire Dales published by Amberley. The tome seeks to discover some of the best places the area has...
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