My first book, ‘Corpse Way’, is set in Swaledale against the backdrop of the lead mining legacy and the scenery of the ruined buildings and hills worn bare by the process of ‘hushing’ to expose the lead ore. This is one of the most intensively mined parts of Swaledale in 18th and 19th centuries. This mine entrance, which is featured on the cover of ‘Corpse Way’, is close to the Old Gang Smelting Mills, the largest remaining lead smelting mill in the Yorkshire Dales. Smelting began in 1797 and continued until 1907. It is a fascinating glimpse of the lead mining era, accessible from Surrender Bridge and well worth a visit.