Outdoor Adventures

4-day Walking Holiday The Herriot Way

51 mile circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales
Taking in the very best of Swaledale and Wensleydale

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of The Inn Way guidebooks & Mountain Leader

Join us on the Herriot Way, a fantastic 4-day hike through the beautiful valleys of Swaledale and Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. You will be guided by Mark Reid, a highly experienced Mountain Leader and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), who will share his extensive knowledge of the Yorkshire Dales with you, with plenty of little detours and extra experiences along the way.

This walk will take place in early summer, which is the very best time to experience the special qualities of this National Park, including England’s highest waterfall at Hardraw Scar, far-reaching views from the summit of Great Shunner Fell (716m), the beautiful traditional haymeadows of Upper Swaledale, delightful villages and cosy country pubs, the majestic Bolton Castle and the picture-postcard Aysgarth Falls… plus much more.

  • Walk through Swaledale and Wensleydale in the company of an experienced Mountain Leader
  • Explore the geology, history & heritage of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Relax at the Fountain Hotel at Hawes each evening
  • Share the experience with like-minded walkers
  • Forget about map reading, and enjoy the journey!
Herriot Way Yorkshire Dales

We will meet at 9am on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at Hawes in Wensleydale.

  1. Tues 21st June 2022 Hawes to Keld (12.5 miles)
  2. Wed 22nd June 2022 Keld to Reeth (12.5 miles)
  3. Thurs 23rd June 2022 Reeth to Aysgarth Falls (14.5 miles)
  4. Fri 24th June 2022 Aysgarth Falls to Hawes  (11.5 miles)

This is a total of 51 miles of walking in 4 days. All distances and timings are approximate.


This walking holiday will be based at Hawes in Upper Wensleydale, a traditional Dales market town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese! With its array of shops, cafes and pubs, Hawes is the perfect base for this walking holiday. You will be staying at the Fountain Hotel, which has been run by the McCarthy family for the last 31 years.

Each morning, minibus transport will be provided from Hawes to the start of the walk and then back to Hawes at the end of each day.

Hawes is located in Upper Wensleydale along the A684. The nearest railway station is Garsdale Head, which is 6 miles to the west of Hawes.
Herriot Way guided walk Yorkshire Dales


We have teamed up with the Coast to Coast Packhorse company, who are offering a complete ‘walkers package’ for this trip, which will mean just one point of contact to arrange this wonderful walking holiday. Your contract for this Walking Holiday will be with Coast to Coast Packhorse; TeamWalking will be working on behalf of Coast to Coast Packhorse to provide the walking guides.

Herriot Way Yorkshire Dales




Herriot Way Guided Walking Holiday includes:

  • 4 days guided Herriot Way walk with Mark Reid
  • 3 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the Fountain Hotel, Hawes
  • Daily transfers from Hawes to the start of the walk (9am) and back to Hawes (5pm)
  • Detailed interpretation of the landscape, geology, fauna, flora, history and heritage along the way


  • Packed lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Walking boots, personal walking clothing and equipment
  • Spending money along the way
  • Travel to Hawes to start the walking holiday, and then back home from Hawes at the end of the walking holiday.
Please note: Price is based on two people sharing; single supplements apply for single walkers requesting their own room. NB: The Contract for this Walking Holiday is with C2C Packhorse. TeamWalking Loyalty Reward Scheme does not apply to this Walking Holiday.