Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christmas Pub Walk & Lunch

Christmas Pub Walk & Lunch
with Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks

Just imagine it... a crisp December morning, a wonderful winter walk in the Yorkshire Dales, mince pies on the hillside, crackling log fire and a 2-course Christmas lunch at the Devonshire Hotel, Grassington.

  • Welcome tea & coffee (9am)
  • Leisurely, enjoyable and informative guided walk with Mark Reid (9:30am - 1pm)
  • Mince pie break on the hillside
  • 2-course Christmas lunch - turkey & all the trimmings and Christmas pudding (1pm - 2pm)
  • Use of our Berghaus gear if required.
Limited places. Once payment has been made a Booking Form will be sent to you. Over 18s only. Tea/coffee and Christmas Lunch at the Devonshire Hotel, Grassington.

ONLY £39 per person

To book your place:

Monday, September 20, 2010

ITV Yorkshire Walks


My two latest ITV Yorkshire walks with Jon Mitchell (ITV's weatherman) are now available on my website

Todmorden & Stoodley Pike

Castleton & Mam Tor

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Boots and Beer Walking Festival

Boots and Beer Walking Festival 2010

Pic: Looking across to Hawes from Sedbusk

Another great Walking Festival last weekend. Over 430 walkers came up to Wensleydale to enjoy a weekend of great walks, classic pubs and evening entertainment.

After a very wet Friday, the weather improved with sunshine and squally showers. There were 14 self-guided walks to choose from, varing from 4 to 15 miles in length, and everyone who set off came back safely having had a great time. But there again, you can not help but be impressed by the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. We also raised over £800 for Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, who were on standby over the weekend (but thankfully were not called upon!).

I researched and wrote all of the walks - over 120 miles of paths - which took me the best part of the summer.

On Friday I took an Open Access navigation skills walk up to the summit of Dodd Fell (668m), which was challenging due to the weather and terrain, but hugely enjoyable.

Here's a photo of us on the summit

Pic: Summit of Dodd Fell (668 metres)

I hope to see you at next year's event, which will be our 10th Walking Festival


Mark Reid

Thursday, September 02, 2010


NetWalking - 01/09/10

Inn at Hawnby, North York Moors

Spent yesterday morning with a group of business professionals in the North York Moors. Had breakfast at the Inn at Hawnby, then went for a 6 mile walk across the heather moors and finished back at the pub for lunch. There was time to talk, think and network with like-minded people. Just started a NetWalking group on LinkedIn as well, which will help everyone keep in touch.

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