Monday, November 28, 2011

Craven Arms, Appletreewick

Walkers' Pub Review
Craven Arms, Appletreewick

published in the Yorkshire Post 26/11/11

Read my review HERE

To find out more about my 'Inn Way' walking books - the Ultimate Pub Walks - visit HERE

Monday, November 07, 2011

Crafts for Christmas - Yorkshire Showground

Crafts for Christmas - Yorkshire Showground

Just to let you know that I will be at the Crafts for Christmas fair at the Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate this weekend (Thursday 9th - Sunday12th November), where I will have a stand with my Inn Way and Walking Weekends books.

If you visit the fair, then pop by and say hello...


Mark Reid

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Howgill Fells - map and navigation skills

NNAS Silver award
Navigation skills weekend in the Howgill Fells.

The Howgill Fells are a superb range of hills that are perfect for walking. We also included 2-hours of night navigation at the end of the walk (poor visibility) to help focus the skills learnt over the day. 

Based the course from the Black Swan at Ravenstonedale - great pub.

If you are looking to improve your map, compass, navigation and hill skills then we offer the complete skills courses for walkers!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

1-day Navigation Skills - Malham

1-day Navigation Skills course 
Malham, Yorkshire Dales

Mark Reid held a 1-day Navigation Skills course at Malham yesterday. It was a very wet and exciting day with the streams and rivers in spate, several bridges and paths impassable and the waterfalls in spectacular full force. Our route took in Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove.

If you are interested in attending a navigation skills or map reading course, visit here

ITV Walk - Upper Wharfedale

ITV Yorkshire - Walk of the Month
Upper Wharfedale

Mark Reid and ITV Yorkshire's weatherman Jon Mitchell recently explored the upper reaches of Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales, and the three pubs along the way!

Watch the TV walk here

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wild Camp expedition - Coniston Fells

Mountain Expedition

Coniston Fells, Lake District
17th & 18th September 2011

2-day expedition across the Coniston Fells.

Coniston, Miners Bridge, Boulder Valley, Levers Water, Brim Fell Rake,  Old Man of Coniston, Goat's Hause, Goat's Water and Blind Tarn. Brown Pike, Buck Pike, Dow Crag, Goat's Hause, Black Crag, Levers Hause, Swirl How, Prison Band, Levers Water and the Coppermines Valley.

The weather on Saturday was pretty grim - persistent rain, with some heavy downpours and a very heavy hailstorm as we reached the summit of the Old Man. The paths becamse streams and the streams were in spate. 

Breath of Fresh Air - ITV walk

Breath of Fresh Air
ITV Yorkshire walk

Filmed my latest walk around Upper Wharfedale with Jon Mitchell, ITV Yorkshire's weatherman. We did the classic 'round' taking in Hubberholme, Scar House, Cray and Buckden Rake.

This TV walk should be shown on ITV Yorkshire in early October

To view the Breath of Fresh Air walks archive, visit my website

Thursday, September 15, 2011

NetWalking - next event 5th October 2011


The inspirational way to grow your business

As featured in Yorkshire Life magazine
Read the article here

" imagine you are barefoot on a mossy hillside with sheep milling about aimlessly around you, skylarks leading each other a merry dance above your head and undulating acres of Yorkshire’s northern-most dale laid out before you"

NetWalking is the inspriational way to grow your business. Enjoy tea/coffee and bacon sandwiches when we meet in the morning, followed by a full morning's hill-walk with Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks and Mountain Leader, followed by a delicious lunch of soup & sandwiches at the fabulous Inn at Hawnby. All this for ONLY £39 per person!

5th October 2011
Inn at Hawnby, North York Moors

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Boots and Beer Walking Festival 2011

Boots and Beer Walking Festival
9th - 11th September 2011
Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Boots and Beer Walking Festival last weekend, with the Yorkshire Dales at their blustery best!

400 walkers, 15 superb walks and 20 great pubs.

13 out of the 15 walks were self-guided with checkpoints (and pubs) along the way (all of the routes were researched by me). I took a guided walk on a 'moorland navigation day' on Friday up onto Drumaldrace and then I took another group over Great Shunner Fell to the Farmers Arms at Muker on Saturday. Roll on next year!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

TeamWalking now on FACEBOOK

TeamWalking now on FACEBOOK

Updated regularly with photos from navigation courses, events and courses, as well as updates as to availability on our courses.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Navigation Skills weekend - Osmotherley

Navigation Skills weekend - Osmotherley
20th & 21st August 2011

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) - Bronze Award

TeamWalking's latest navigation skills weekend was held in the beautiful village of Osmotherley in the North York Moors.

Whether you are a novice or experienced walker, our navigation skills courses will give you the skills to plan your own walks and explore further with confidence.

  • Learn how to plan and undertake your own walks in the countryside
  • Feel more confident outdoors
  • Gain 'skills for life'
  • Gain a National Award
  • Our courses are aimed at adults
  • Enjoyable, informative
  • Maximum outdoor-based training
  • Small group sizes
  • Pub based - sociable courses
  • Experienced instructors

Feedback from this Osmotherley course
  • What were your objectives for the weekend? To gain more confidence with a compass.
  • Were these objectives met? Certainly.
  • What did you enjoy? I enjoyed the whole experience, meeting like minded people.
  • What would you have liked to have been done differently? Nothing it all worked very well due mainly to your patience with us all.
  • Any further suggestions or comments? None.

Further information 
We have courses in September, October and November in the Yorkshire Dales. For more information visit:

Photos from the Osmotherley course

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TeamWalking autumn 2011 BROCHURE

Autumn 2011 Brochure

now available

download here:

Get outdoors this autumn, with TeamWalking

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nine Standards Rigg and High Seat

Nine Standards Rigg and High Seat

View my latest walk to the summit of Nine Standards Rigg (662m) and High Seat (709m)


Friday, July 01, 2011

'The Inn Way' walking experience - June 2011

'The Inn Way' walking experience

 A historical journey of exploration in the Yorkshire Dales
23rd & 24th June 2011

In late June, I guided a wonderful group of people along Stages 3 & 4 of 'The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales'

From the Kings Arms at Askrigg, we climbed up onto Askrigg Moor before dropping down through Oxnop Ghyll to Ivelet Bridge, where we looked at the old coffin stone and talked about the legends associated with this ancient packhorse bridge. The haymeadows were in full bloom as we walked across fields to Gunnerside and lunch at the Kings Head (superb food). The afternoon saw us walk across more meadows, then past a spectacular waterfall along Haverdale Beck before climbing up onto Harkerside, with beautiful retrospective views across Swaledale. The final section of the walk took us alongside the Swale to Grinton, where we stayed at the Bridge Inn - great food and beer! The day's weather was a mixture of sharp showers and sunny spells.

From Grinton, we climbed up across Grinton Moor, through old lead mines to reach Greets Hill, from where a track took us into hidden Apedale and the shooters' hut at Dent's Houses (complete with visitor's book). The sun was now shining so we did some barefoot walking across the moors. A slight incline took us up onto Black Hill and then a long descent, with wonderful views across Wensleydale, to the incredible fortress of Bolton Castle. After refreshements, delightful field paths took us to Carperby (Wheatsheaf Inn) and then along Oxclose Road (the old road through Wensleydale) to Woodhall and Worton, where we had a final drink at the legendary Victoria Arms before crossing a couple of fields back to Askrigg. A wonderful day of warm sunshine.

We walked around 14 miles each day and managed to visit five pubs.

Thanks to Mark, Tony, Marie, Linda, Terry, Tony, Brian and Jo for joining me on this walk.

Why not book onto our next guided walk in the Lake District?
'The Inn Way' walking experience
15th & 16th September 2011

A historical journey of exploration in the Lake District