Anyone who watched ITV’s The Dales will be familiar with Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess, and her family. Now a bestselling author as well as farmer, mother and television star, in this month’s edition we visit Amanda at her Pennine farm to discover what life is like for this one-time townie.

Other wonderful Dales characters profiled in this month’s edition include veteran cricket umpire Tom Sharp and wildflower illustrator Janet Rawlins.

We also head into The Deep at Hull, celebrate Yorkshire Day with a look back to last year’s festivities in Skipton and travel back in time to the moors around Danby.

And don’t miss our fantastic competition to win one of three family passes for Yorkshire’s Great Houses, Castles and Gardens – free access to forty great days out in Yorkshire.

I think there’s something for everyone in August’s Dalesman. I do hope you enjoy it.

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This month’s great features


Living the dream
Andrew Gallon meets the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen

Big Grandad’s wallet
Gillian Rice’s family treasure is a remarkable memento of the Great War

Tony Greenbank reports on the trials and tribulations of a Dales umpire



The county on canvas
Phil Penfold meets the woman behind an extraordinary collection of art

Small but mighty
Betsy Everett visits the couple who have gone to remarkable lengths for their Dales village church

A day to remember?
Tony Hannan heads to Skipton for Yorkshire Day



A moorland parish
William Atkins tells the story of one of Danby’s illustrious former residents

Chasing unicorns
Betsy Everett meets a talented Dales wildflower illustrator

Into The Deep
Richard Aspinall ventures below the sea at Hull


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