October heralds a time of change for the Yorkshire countryside. Leaves are swiftly transforming from the uniform greens of the spring and summer to a mixed palette of golden browns, fiery oranges and vibrant yellows.

It’s a time of change for the Dalesman too. Responding to feedback from readers, we’ve freshened up the appearance of the magazine with new, clearer, typography, bigger headlines and more pictures. We’ve also given more space to some of your favourite features, such as the puzzles, My best day out and Mrs Simkins. And you’ll find some exciting new regular columns including Talking Yorkshire, which begins on page 98 with double Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee.

While things may look a little different, the essence of Dalesman never changes. I hope you enjoy this month’s read.


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This month’s great features

The perfect village?
Brompton-by-Sawdon, the village with many claims to fame

Golden Glen
An autumnal stroll through the woodland of Shipley Glen

Saddle up
The master saddler of Nidderdale, Nigel McConnell

Lady of the Dales
Bringing back an iconic flower

Action station
Memories of Malton Station from the golden age of steam

Talking Yorkshire
Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee

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