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

NB: we are currently unable to provide any outdoor clothing or kit. The evening social events will be subject to any Covid restrictions at the time of the event. 

The Inn Way Yorkshire Dales guided walk | TeamWalking

Sept 2020; May 2018; Sept 2017

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 and heather moorlands
  • Relax in cosy Yorkshire country inns each evening
  • Forget about map reading, and enjoy the journey instead!

The Inn Way Yorkshire Dales guided walk | TeamWalking


Sunday 5 Sept 2021 – 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 6 Sept 2021 – Buckden to Askrigg (13 miles)
Route highlights: Walking in the footsteps of Romans, lots of 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 James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small.

Tuesday 7 Sept 2021 – 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 8 Sept 2021 – Reeth to West Burton (11 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, Garibaldi’s Red Shirts, the three waterfalls of Aysgarth Falls, the medieval monastic Jervaulx Screen and perhaps England’s prettiest village.

Thursday 9 Sept 2021 – West Burton to Kettlewell (14 miles)
Route highlights: 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 a bird’s eye view down Wharfedale.

Friday 10 Sept 2021 – 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
  • George Inn, Hubberholme
  • Kings Arms, Askrigg
  • Crown Inn, Askrigg
  • Kings Arms, Reeth
  • Aysgarth Falls Hotel
  • Fox & Hounds, West Burton
  • Thwaite Arms, Horsehouse
  • Kings Head, Kettlewell
  • Fountaine Inn, Linton

plus another 16 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
West Burton – INN / B&B / SHOP
Kettlewell – INN / B&B / CAMP /  YHA / SHOP

There are campsites at Buckden, Askrigg, Reeth and Kettlewell, so it is possible to back-pack and camp this route, although you’ll need B&B at West Burton. The baggage courier can drop your bags at the campsites.

Please contact the accommodation provider directly to book your accommodation. Baggage transfers are included in our price.


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).

The Inn Way Yorkshire Dales guided walk | TeamWalking




This includes:

  • 6 days guided walk along The Inn Way with Mark Reid
  • Baggage Transfer each day
  • Detailed interpretation of the geography, history, heritage & natural environment
  • 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
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