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

Social Hiking, as it should be!


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

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Hill Skills & Outdoor Adventures


  • 1-day 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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A Breath of Fresh Air - TV walks

Join Mark Reid and Jon Mitchell as they stride out each month through Yorkshire's wonderful countryside for a Breath of Fresh Air, ITV Yorkshire's monthly TV walk.

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Mountain Skills


Mountain Skills course
Borrowdale, Lake District

2 great mountain days in the Lake District, covering the key skills needed to look after yourself, plan and navigate in the mountains.

Day One - Bessyboot, Tarn at leaves and Glaramara (sunny, cold and clear)
Day Two - Grey Knotts, Brandreth and Green Gable (54mph winds, thick mist and 30m visibility)



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Mountains & Fells
of the Yorkshire
Dales Blog

Fountains Fell (668m)


High Point: Fountains Fell (668m)
Date Walked: 27/04/15
Distance: 12.5 km (7.75 miles)
Time Taken: 6 hours
Start: Quarry car park to the NW of Malham Tarn, SD 883 672
Weather: cold, sunny, blustery with great visibility
Height gain: 315 metres
Map: OS Explorer OL2

Route: Malham Tarn (quarry car park), road northwards to Tennant Gill Farm, then Pennine Way to the top of Fountains Fell. As reached boundary wall along the top of the fell, headed off path alongside this wall in a SW direction to reach the summit Cairn. From the summit, followed a way marked path in a SE direction passing Fountains Fell Tarn to reach the Pile of Stones (marked on the map) at SD 869 704. From there we followed the boundary wall roughly southwards along the top of the broad ridge all the way to the Trig Point (593m), from where we turned E then SE back to the road.

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