Outdoor Adventures

'Winter Dales Escape' Walking Weekend Ravenstonedale, Howgill Fells

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

Beat those Winter Blues with our 3-day walking break based at Ravenstonedale where the magnificent Howgill Fells meet the quiet Westmorland Dales in the western Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Spend three days with Mark Reid walking through stunning countryside and hills – blow away the cobwebs, refresh and revitalise your mind, body & soul!

  • 3 days of fantastic walks in the Howgill Fells
  • Walks planned for you and guided by Mark Reid, so you don’t have to worry about route finding!
  • Mark will share his knowledge of the history, heritage & geography of the area
  • Social evenings at a local pub, including a quiz night!
  • Enjoy some superb winter walks, cosy pubs and crackling log fires

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Meet at 1pm: welcome briefing
1:30pm – 4:30pm: guided afternoon walk through the Westmorland Dales of Smardale, taking in Smardale Bridge, Smardalegill Viaduct and Smardale Fell (6 – 8 miles)
Evening: meal at the Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

9:30am – 4:30pm: guided walk in the Howgill Fells, taking in the hills, fells and dales around Ravenstondale, including Knoutberry, Green Bell, Grere Fell and Knott with amazing views and landscapes (choice of moderate or adventurous routes 8 or 12 miles)
Evening: meal at the Black Swan, Ravenstonedale and a Pub Quiz

10am – 3pm: guided walk in the Westmorland Dales, taking in Nettle Hill, Brownber, St Helen’s Well and Newbiggin-on-Lune (choice of moderate or adventurous routes 6 or 8 miles)
3pm: farewell drink at the Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

Please note: The precise routes will be chosen on the day, given weather and ground conditions, and the preferences of the group. The above routes are examples, and may be subject to change. All timings and distances are approximate. 

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This walking break will be based from the beautiful village of Ravenstonedale in the quiet and beautiful western Yorkshire Dales National Park where the Howgill Fells meet the Westmorland Dales. This really is a beautiful part of the country, with magnificent hills and valleys all around. Ravenstonedale is a lovely village of stone-built houses, ancient church with monastic ruins, a stream running through and red squirrels amongst the trees, not to mention two great pubs!

We’ll explore beautiful riverside paths, deep valleys and wind-swept fells where wild ponies roam, prehistoric remains, lovely villages, magnificent views and cosy pubs.

Accommodation ranges from self catering to B&Bs and two pubs. We’ll send you a detailed list of accommodation when you make a booking with us.

This walking weekend will be based at the Black Swan Hotel at Ravenstonedale an award-winning pub in the heart of the village, with cosy corners, log fires and great food.




This includes:

  • 3-days of guided walks with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • Choice of walks each day, with longer options available
  • Pub based social evenings, including a Pub Quiz
  • Use of our waterproof clothing & boots if required.
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
NB: The price of this walking break does not include accommodation, food or travel.