WALKERS in North Yorkshire are being inspired to enjoy the beautiful surroundings thanks to a new book.

100 Walks in Yorkshire - North York Moors and Wolds by Gary Richardson gives readers details of a host of walks, no longer than 10 miles each, to suit all abilities.

From the stunning scenery of Robin Hood's Bay to the grand ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and the wildness of the moors, the book explains each walk step by step, with an easy-to-follow colour route map, detailed directions, as well as interesting sights to spot along the way.

Each walk also comes with details of where to park, and perhaps more importantly, places to eat and drink along the way.

The book, which is the eighth in a new series of Crowood Walking Guides, has been written by Gary Richardson, who is a freelance photographer and writer who works all over the north of England.

He was born in County Durham and has spent most of his life living and working in the county. His passion for exploring the area was first kindled back in the early 1980s when he completed his Duke of Edinburgh award.

The 192-page book is priced £10.99.