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

"His guides fuse local history, geography and geology with crystal-clear navigation."
The Sunday Times

"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

More from Mark Reid

Boots & Beer Walking Weekenders

Social Hiking, as it should be!


Evening entertainment (including pub quiz), choice of guided walks with Mark Reid, goodie bag & Black Sheep T-shirt, plus much more...

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Hill Skills & Outdoor Adventures


  • Map Reading courses
  • Navigation Skills weekends (NNAS)
  • Hill & Mountain Skills (Mountain Training)
  • Outdoor Adventure Weekends
  • Guided Mountain Walks
  • Corporate Team Events
  • Charity Challenge Walks

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NetWalking in Yorkshire

The inspirational way to grow your business. Think differently and join Mark Reid and a group of like-minded business people as we stride out through the Yorkshire countryside, with time to chat, think, reflect and discuss.

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Wild Camping Scotland


3-day Wild Camping Expedition
Cairngorms, Scotland
July 2017

3 days through the wilderness of the Cairngorms, with wild camps at Corrour Bothy and Loch Avon

Route: Sugar Bowl, Chalamain Gap, Larig Ghru, Corrour Bothy, Glen Luibeg, Derry Lodge, Glen Derry, Loch Etchachan, Loch Avon, Ciste Mhearad and Cairn Gorm (1245m) to finish. \

Thanks to Dave, Steve, Richard, Damien, Tim, Adrian and Helen T & Helen W for a great weekend!


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Mountains & Fells
of the Yorkshire
Dales Blog

Swarth Fell (681m) & Wild Boar Fell (708m)


12 mile route from Cotegill Bridge across the Settle & Carlisle Railway (Mallerstang), up onto Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell. The walk was part of a NNAS Gold Assessment navigation skills course. We navigated off the summit of Wild Boar Fell in the dark, hence no photos after the summit shots!

Swarth Fell (681m) -  SD 756 966
Wild Boar Fell (708m) - SD 758 988

Climbed: 22/01/17

Route: Cotegill Bridge, Aisgill Moor, Stubbing Rigg, Goodham Gill Rigg, Swarth Fell Pike, Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell, High White Scar, Low White Scar and Ais Gill, Bent Side and Aisgill Farm.

Weather: Initial mist gave way to clear, sunny but exceptionally cold day. Night navigation off the summit to finish.

Map: OL19

Photos (c) Mark Reid

 Swarth Fell

 Wild Boar Fell

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