6-day Walking Holiday
The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales
With Mark Reid
the bloke who wrote the book!
76 miles, 6 days, 26 pubs
This is a UNIQUE opportunity.
Mark Reid has never guided the entire route of his Yorkshire Dales book before.
Walk 'The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales' in the company of Mark Reid, who will share his detailed knowledge of this route and the Yorkshire Dales in general, with plenty of little detours and extra experiences along the way.
ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE...
- Discover the Yorkshire Dales with Mark Reid
- Explore the history and heritage of the area
- Experience the dales, fells and moors in early autumn
- Relax in cosy Yorkshire country inns each evening
- Forget about map reading, and enjoy the journey instead!
PRICE PER PERSON
- Tea/coffee when we meet on the first morning at Grassington
- 6 days guided walk along The Inn Way with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
- Baggage Transfer each day
- Table booked for our evening meal together at a great country pub
- Outdoor clothing & equipemnt if required (jacket, trousers, fleece, rucksack).
- Certificate of Achievement
- TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
- Travel to and from Grassington
- Accommodation along the route
- Food (packed lunch, snack food and evening meal)
- Walking boots, personal walking clothing and equipment
Route highlights: Grass Wood and Lea Green Iron Age settlements, limestone ravines and scars, Kilnsey Crag, beautiful LIttondale, the unspoilt Falcon Inn at Arncliffe, ancient packhorse routes and a big climb over Birks Fell to Buckden. The Buck Inn at Buckden is currently closed, so we'll walk to the nearby George Inn at Hubberholme.
- Buckden to Askrigg (13 miles)
Route highlights: Roman Road across the hills, the breezy heights of Stake Moss, Raydale and Semerwater, England's shortest river, Bainbridge Roman Fort, the unspoilt Victoria Arms at Worton, fortified Nappa Hall and memories of James Herriot.
Wednesday 27th Sept 2017 - Askrigg to Reeth (13 miles)
Route highlights: Askrigg Moor and wild Oxnop Ghyll, the haunted Ivelet Bridge, beautiful meadows, Viking placenames and dialect, stunning Swaledale, hidden waterfalls, Maiden Castle hillfort and the confluence of two dales.
Thursday 28th Sept 2017 - Reeth to West Burton (11 miles)
Route highlights: Abandoned lead mines, Gibbon Hill and Apedale, Bolton Castle, James Herriot's honeymoon hotel, ancient woodland, Aysgarth Falls, relics from Jervaulx Abbey and one of England's prettiest villages.
Friday 29th Sept 2017 - West Burton to Kettlewell (14 miles)
Route highlights: Hidden waterfalls, the 'valley of the Welsh', wild moorland and dramatic Coverdale, the old Coach Road from London to Richmond, monastic guideposts, Iron Age defensive dykes and the finest view in the Yorkshire Dales.
Saturday 30th Sept 2017 - Kettlewell to Grassington (12 miles)
Route highlights: Abandoned lead mines, old peat roads, amazing views, a hill farm with Viking origins, pretty villages, swing bridges and stepping stones, the hidden village of Thorpe and the mighty Linton Falls to finish.
Grassington - INN / HOTEL / B&B / SHOP
Buckden - INN / B&B / SHOP / CAMP
Askrigg - INN / HOTEL / B&B / SHOP / CAMP
Reeth - INN / HOTEL / B&B / SHOP / CAMP / BUNKHOUSE / YHA (Grinton)
West Burton - INN / B&B / SHOP
Kettlewell - INN / B&B / SHOP / CAMP / YHA
A more detailed accommodation listing will be sent to you when you book, with details of the pub where we will meet each evening for our meal. Please contact the accommodation provider directly to book your accommodation. Baggage transfers are included in our price.
Experience, Fitness, Terrain etc...
- This is a 6-day walking trip in the Yorkshire Dales. No experience is required, as full guidance will be given.
- Multi-day walking across the dales, hills and fells of the Yorkshire Dales requires a good level of fitness and stamina, as we will be walking between 11 and 14 miles each day for 6 days in succession.
- You will need to have completed two back-to-back full day walks prior to this walking holiday (at least 12 miles on a Saturday and on Sunday).
- The terrain includes field, riverside, woodland and moorland paths and tracks, some of which are uneven, rough and boggy underfoot. The route also includes lanes and roads, as well as numerous stiles and some stream crossings. We may also experience adverse weather conditions on the hills.
- Each day there is a sustained ascent and descent across the hills of around 350 metres as we walk from one dale to the next, with two climbs on Day Five. Each day we reach a height of at least 500m up on the hills, with the highest point on Day One of 607m.
- There will be rest stops throughout the day, as well as 30-mins for lunch. Please provide a packed lunch each day, as it is not a good idea to rely on pubs for lunchtime food. We will call into pubs along the way for refreshments, however, as this is an adventurous activity then we ask you to limit the amount of alcohol consumed whilst on the walk to one drink.
- Mark Reid is an experienced Mountain Leader. Mark has walked over 15,000 miles of footpaths throughout the North of England over the last decade and knows the Yorkshire Dales extremely well. Since 2007, we have taken over 700 groups out walking in the hills (over 6,000 people).
- Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk of accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- We can provide full BERGHAUS walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance) Over 18s - our walks are designed for adults.
- Terms and Conditions