Personal Information

Name

Mike Appleton

Address

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Town

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County

Lancashire

Postcode

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Telephone

07957623970

Mobile Telephone Number

07957623970

Email Address

mike@mascarandymedia.com

Website(s)

http://www.mascarandymedia.com

Specialist Activities

Writing, Journalism, Broadcasting, Filmmaking and Guided Walking. Ideally at the same time.

Specialist Areas

UK-wide but my particular area of expertise is the Yorkshire Dales – ecology, geology and socio-economic issues.

Professional Details

Short Biography

I am a passionate advocate of the outdoors and its protection. I have spent many hours, days and years in the countryside, discovering how it interlocked with local life before I decided to pen my first ‘walking book’ – Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

From there my passion has grown and I have become enveloped in socio-economic, geology, nature and countryside issues across the country – with a specialism in the Yorkshire Dales.

I would consider myself a sound and balanced voice in my prose, broadcasting and on camera on those issues and I yearn to capture our countryside at its very best and open it up, through my work, to people across the UK.

I have a simple style that people can understand and learn from and this is evident through the reviews of my work.

Film-making is the latest facet to my toolkit and this is a follow up to the radio documentary on the Three Peaks which is now available on my site.

I am excited about the future and have expanded my portfolio to include landscape photography.

Professional Activities

Writing:

Yorkshire’s Three Peaks – The Inside Story of the Yorkshire Dales. Published April 2014. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing.

50 Gems of the Yorkshire Dales. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing, published May 2015.

25 Great Walkers’ Pubs in the Yorkshire Dales. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing, published May 2016.

50 Gems of Derbyshire. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing, published May 2018.

Broadcasting:

Drystone Radio. Regular contributor to the View from the Clock Tower (Dave Watkiss) on Yorkshire Dales and other landscape and nature matters. Clips available on http://www.mascarandymedia.com

Documentary on the Three Peaks – in association with Lauren Moss at City Talk 105.9. Programme now on http://www.mascarandymedia.com

Other:

Continued writing which includes follow up interviews with the subject of my books including the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Natural England.

Documentary of the Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales in progress with two St Helens based film makers.

Prints and Postcards from my travels are on sale here: http://www.mascarandymedia.com/shop/

I am training to be a mountain leader and are an avid hill and mountain walker. I can provide evidence of my hill walking if needed: http://cms.mountain-training.org/public/profile/155441/lancashire.leigh/mike.appleton

Recent Publications

Yorkshire’s Three Peaks – The Inside Story of the Yorkshire Dales. Published April 2014. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing. Details on http://www.mascarandymedia.com including several reviews.

50 Gems of the Yorkshire Dales. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing, publish date April 2015.

25 Great Walkers’ Pubs in the Yorkshire Dales. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing, published May 2016.

50 Gems of Derbyshire. Commissioned by Amberley Publishing, published May 2018.

Please visit http://www.mascarandymedia.com/multimedia/ for audio and video clips.