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Book Review

Walks In Limestone Country by A. Wainwright.

Published by Westmorland Gazette.  Price £1.05. (One Guinea)

This book covers thirty four walks in the Yorkshire Dales and, although it is basically intended for walkers, it could almost be mistaken for a cave guide.  It is printed from the original notes.  It includes maps, relief maps and drawings osites of interest (which included cave entrances).  The major caving districts of the Dales are included in the walks (e.g. Ingleborough; Penyghent; Whernside; Easegill; Kingsdale; Leck Fell etc.)  It could be very useful to newcomers to Yorkshire who may have difficulty in finding some of the caves.

There are many useful pieces of information for the walkers, such as where cafes are situated and whether hill tops shelters are still serviceable or not – for those who might be caught out in a storm.  The book is soft bound and about the same size of ‘Caves of Mendip’.  It is well worth the money – even for retired walkers for whom I am sure it will bring back memories.

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Christmas comes but once a year
So why not bring BOB BAGSHAW cheer?
He’d doubtless like a card from you
Enclosing subs for ’72.
To pay subs in advance, you can
Although they are not due till Jan.

Boys Find New Arctic Cave

(Submitted by Tim Large).

A new cave in Arctic Norway’s Svartisen Glacier area was found by a party of two teachers and nine boys during a 3,000 mile overland expedition from Manchester.  The cave – believed to be the third largest in Europe – was about a mile in length and 750 feet in depth with huge chambers and ice formations.

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