We’ve recently been made aware of the existence of an illustrated map based on Ben Myers’ brilliant novel The Gallows Pole. A collaboration between Ben and Christopher Goddard, the map takes the walker on a route around Cragg Vale, AKA ‘Coiners’ Country’, and is interspersed with extracts from the book. Word on the Vale is that these won’t be around for long, so grab one while you can. What better reason to plan a trip to one of our favourite parts of the country?
Whilst we’re on the topic, we’d like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Ben for his place on the 2018 Walter Scott Prize shortlist, which was announced earlier this week. Nice one.