Outdoor Adventures

6 day Walking Holiday The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales

With Mark Reid the bloke who wrote the book!

The Inn Way to the Yorkshire Dales | Mark Reid | TeamWalking

76 miles, 6 days, 26 pubs
A wonderful journey through eleven beautiful valleys in the Yorkshire Dales

Walk ‘The Inn Way… to the Yorkshire Dales’ in the company of Mark Reid, who will share his detailed knowledge of this wonderfully varied route through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with plenty of little detours and extra experiences along the way.

  • Discover the Yorkshire Dales with Mark Reid
  • Explore the history and heritage of the area
  • Enjoy far-reaching views across sweeping dales, heather moorlands and majestic fells
  • Relax in cosy Yorkshire country inns each evening
  • Forget about map reading, and enjoy the journey instead!


Sunday – Grassington to Buckden (13 miles)
Route highlights: Iron Age settlements, two Nature Reserves, glacial meltwater channels and spectacular limestone scenery, imposing Kilnsey Crag, beautiful Littondale, one of England’s most authentic pubs, windswept moorland, a Norman hunting forest and breathtaking views.

Monday – Buckden to Askrigg (13 miles)
Route highlights: Walking in the footsteps of Romans, wonderful waterfalls, one of England’s finest ‘green lanes’ across the breezy heights of Stake Moss, the legend of the flooded city, a glacial lake, England’s shortest river, a fortified farmhouse and Darrowby village from James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small.

Tuesday – Askrigg to Reeth (13 miles)
Route highlights: Wild Oxnop Ghyll, a haunted bridge, the old Corpse Way, traditional hay meadows, Viking villages, the legacy of the lead mining industry, a hidden waterfall, Maiden Castle hill-fort and probably the most beautiful valley in the world – Swaledale.

Wednesday – Reeth to Aysgarth Falls (10 miles)
Route highlights: The Cathedral of the Dales, Apedale and Gibbon Hill, Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots stayed, James Herriot’s honeymoon hotel, medieval villages and field systems, Garibaldi’s Red Shirts, the three waterfalls of Aysgarth Falls and the medieval monastic Jervaulx Screen.

ThursdayAysgarth Falls to Kettlewell (15 miles)
Route highlights: England’s prettiest village, the secret valley of the Welsh, wild heather hills of Fleensop Moor, a remote Dales inn, monastic roads and stagecoach routes, wonderful riverside walking through Coverdale, stones with strange powers, the Iron Age defensive ditch of Tor Dyke and what a view down Wharfedale!

Friday – Kettlewell to Grassington (12 miles)
Route highlights: Ancient green lanes, far-reaching views from Capplestone Gate, deserted farmhouses that date back to the Vikings, a fascinating moonscape of deserted lead mines, the swaying bridge across the Wharfe, the hidden village of the cobblers, an idyllic scene of pub and village green, and the powerful force of Linton Falls.


The Yorkshire Dales boasts some of England’s finest country pubs, and this walk calls in to many of them. Mark’s top pub picks include:

  • Falcon Inn, Arncliffe
  • Queens Arms, Litton
  • George Inn, Hubberholme
  • Kings Arms, Askrigg
  • Crown Inn, Askrigg
  • Kings Head, Gunnerside
  • Black Bull, Reeth
  • Aysgarth Falls Hotel
  • Fox & Hounds, West Burton
  • Thwaite Arms, Horsehouse
  • Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell
  • Fountaine Inn, Linton

plus another 14 pubs along the route!


Grassington – INN / HOTEL / B&B / SHOP
Buckden – INN / B&B / CAMP / SHOP
Askrigg – INN / HOTEL / B&B / CAMP / SHOP
Reeth – INN / HOTEL / B&B / CAMP / SHOP
Aysgarth Falls – INN / HOTEL / B&B / CAMP / SHOP
Kettlewell – INN / B&B / CAMP /  YHA / SHOP

We now stay at Aysgarth Falls instead of West Burton, as there is more accommodation choice at Aysgarth Falls. 

Camping – I can lend you all the camping kit you need for this trip (except sleeping bags) at no extra cost – lightweight tent, sleepmat and stove. There are campsites at Buckden, Askrigg, Reeth, Aysgarth Falls and Kettlewell, so it is possible to camp this route.

We will email you a detailed list of accommodation providers when you book. Please contact the accommodation provider directly to book your accommodation. Baggage transfers are included in our price and they will drop your bags at your accommodation or campsite, so you only need to carry a day-sack.


The nearest train station is at Skipton (10 miles from Grassington), from where there is a regular bus service to Grassington. By car, Grassington lies along the B6265 in Wharfedale. There is long stay parking available at the National Park Centre at Grassington, or at your B&B if you are staying before and/or after your walk (please check with your B&B).




This includes:

  • 6 days guided walk along The Inn Way to the Yorkshire Dales with Mark Reid
  • Baggage Transfer each day
  • Detailed interpretation of the geography, history, heritage & natural environment
  • The Inn Way fabric badge
  • Use of our waterproof clothing & boots if required.
  • Use of camping kit (if required) - tent, sleepmat and stove.
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme


  • Travel to and from Grassington
  • Accommodation along the route
  • Food (packed lunch, snack food and evening meal)
  • Personal walking clothing and equipment.