The Inn Way... series of walking guide books by Mark Reid offer an enjoyable and unique approach to discovering the wonderful countryside of England’s North Country... as well as its wealth of hidden and unspoilt pubs.

The Inn Way - the Ultimate Pub Walks

Discover for yourself the rich and varied landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North York Moors, Northumberland and Peak District. Inspirational landscapes, beautiful villages, local food and drink, history and heritage, classic country pubs - it's what walking is all about.

Inn to Inn walking holidays

Spend several days walking from pub to pub through spectacular landscapes, travelling slowly and gently on foot, which allows more time to savour the special qualities that make these areas unique.

The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales
76 miles, 6 days, 26 pubs

The Inn Way... to the Peak District
84 miles, 6 days, 51 pubs

The Inn Way... to the North York Moors
89 miles, 6 days, 31 pubs

The Inn Way... to the English Lake District
90 miles, 7 days, 44 pubs

The Inn Way... to Northumberland
94 miles, 6 days, 48 pubs

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"The latest book by acclaimed rambling scribe Mark Reid, it once again draws upon his extensive knowledge of the North Country's footpaths, historic villages and premiership boozers."
The Guardian

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High Seat (709m)
Gregory Chapel / Archy Styrigg (695m)
Hugh Seat (689m) 

Summit: High Seat - NY 802 012
Summit Cairn: 709 metres
Walked: 17th & 18th May 2014
Distance: 21.2 km (13.2 miles)
Time taken: 2 days (wild camp on summit)
Start/Finish: Kirkby Stephen station / Gardale Station
Weather: Warm, sunny, dry but windy. 
Height gain: 560 metres
Map: OL19

Route: Linear walk from Kirkby Stephen station to Garsdale Station via Nateby, Thringill, Bells, High Seat, Gregory Chapel, Eden Springs, Hugh Seat, Hell Gill, High Way, Moorcock Inn, Garsdale Station.

Two superb days of warm, dry weather. The walk from High Seat to Hugh Seat is one of the best in England, certainly the finest walk I've done for a long time. This area is as remote and wild as it gets in England, with nothing but hills as far as the eye can see (including all seven 700m mountains/fells in the Yorkshire Dales). En route we passed Eden Springs, the source of the River Eden, as well as the sources of the rivers Swale and Ure - this is the watershed of England too. The views are magnificent, and the sense of space overwhelming.

Much of this walk heads across Open Access land, with indistinct paths in places. Navigation may be difficult in poor weather. I walked this route with my 8-year old son and a friend of mine with his two sons. NB: In England and Wales all land is privately owned, and wild camping is not permitted unless with the permission of the land owner. That said, it is a tolerated tradition in the mountains as long as you camp late, leave early and leave absolutely no trace of your presence. 

These photos are in order, and the files are named. Copyright Mark Reid 2014

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