Saturday, January 08, 2011

Ale and Hearty - Pub Walking in Northumberland

Ale and Hearty: Pub walking in Northumberland

The Inn Way... to Northumberland

Featured in today's Guardian (Saturday 8th January 2011)

" 'It's about appraising your place in the world. Artificial light is not natural, office light is not natural; walking is what we're meant to do." Well-trodden words for sure, but utterly convincing in the salty air – and when spoken by Mark Reid, the man behind the successful Inn Way long-distance walking and pub guides."

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Friday, January 07, 2011

'The Inn Way' Completers

'The Inn Way' Completers List

'The Inn Way' Completers List is now online

Have you walked all 5 routes?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Northern Echo walk

Northern Echo Walk
Reeth, Apedale, Swaledale

11 miles / 5 hours
Map - OS Explorer OL30
Start / Finish - Reeth, Swaledale
Refreshments - Two moorland shooting huts along the way, and the Buck Hotel at Reeth at the end of the walk.

From Reeth, walked to Grinton then followed the moorland road up across Grinton Moor before cutting off across an area of old lead mines to reach Greets Hill. A moorland track then took us down into secluded Apedale, where we found a superb shooter's hut (Dent's Houses) open for lunch. We then followed the track (bridleway) all the way to the head of the valley (Apedale Head), before dropping down across the flanks fo High Carl (superb views across Swaledale) then down across Harkerside Moor all the way down to the Swing Bridge across the Swale and back up into Reeth.

The name of Apedale is either derived from a Viking personal name 'appi' or from the word for bees. It is certainly away from it all, a valley of stark beauty with disused lead mines and far-reaching views.

Photos (copyright Mark Reid) - the photo-files are named.