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

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Wonderful Weekends of Walking!


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

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The Inn Way to the Yorkshire Dales


 The Inn Way to the Yorkshire Dales

6 days, 76 miles, 26 pubs

13th - 18th September 2020

A journey through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Starting and finishing at Grassington, this walk takes in Wharfedale, Littondale, Raydale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Apedale, Bishopdale, Walden and Coverdale. Our overnight stops were: Buckden, Askrigg, Reeth, West Burton and Kettlewell


DAY ONE - Grassington to Buckden

DAY TWO - Buckden to Askrigg

DAY THREE - Askrigg to Reeth

DAY FOUR - Reeth to West Burton

DAY FIVE - West Burton to Kettlewell

DAY SIX - Kettlewell to Grassington

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Mountains & Fells
of the Yorkshire
Dales Blog

Yorkshire Dales Mountains & Fells over 600 metres


The Yorkshire Dales 600s

There are 42 mountains and fells in the Yorkshire Dales over 600 metres, with a relative height of 20 metres or more. This website charts a walk to the summit of each and every one of them. Some of the summits are well-known and well-trodden, whilst others only see one or two pairs of boots each year.

This photographic journey began in February 2010 and I finally completed the Yorkshire Dales 600s in January 2019, with a walk to the 'summit' of Brownber Head.

Cheers, Mark Reid

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