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Best-selling book benefits conservation

[Thursday 20 April 2006]

PROCEEDS from a best selling book are set to fund conservation projects in North Yorkshire.

'The Inn Way…to the North York Moors' was first published by author Mark Reid in 2000. Six years on and the pub guide is to be re-printed, with all the profits going to fund the creation of wildlife habitats on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Pub guide aims to promote sustainable tourism
Pub guide aims to promote sustainable tourism

The area sits alongside the Yorkshire Dales as the county's second National Park, and funding will also be used to plant native varieties of woodland and help secure the survival of rare wildflowers.

The book takes walkers on an 89 mile tour of the Moors and the six manageable stages feature a total of 31 traditional pubs and inns.

Mark said: "I firmly believe the only way you can really appreciate the landscape, culture and heritage of an area like the North York Moors is by spending several days walking through it.

"Six days walking through the North York Moors is a wonderful way to spend a week's holiday - no car, no flights, no hassle, just walking from village to village and pub to pub, taking only memories and leaving only footprints."

Mark's fist book in the 'Inn way' series took readers on a 76 mile walk through the Yorkshire Dales and featured 26 traditional Dales Inns. The book was reprinted for the third time in June last year with the aim of promoting sustainable tourism.

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