Sunday, May 29, 2011

ITV Yorkshire Walks - Breath of Fresh Air

ITV Yorkshire Walks - Breath of Fresh Air
Roseberry Topping

Recently filmed my latest walk for ITV Yorkshire with weatherman Jon Mitchell, which should be screened on Friday 3rd June on ITV Yorkshire's 'Calendar' programme.

We did a superb 6-mile walk from Great Ayton that took in Aireyholme Farm (where Capt Cook grew up), Roseberry Topping and Easby Moor. The weather was superb with great visibility, although very windy.

This is the 21st walk that we have done over the last 3 years in the Yorkshire region. To watch these TV walks, please visit

Here's some photos from our walk...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Inn Way - 2 day walk

The Inn Way
2-day walk with Mark Reid
23rd & 24th June 2011

Join Mark Reid for a 2-day walk through Wensleydale and Swaledale, along Stages 3 and 4 of The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales. 

  • Spend 2 days walking through the Yorkshire Dales with Mark Reid
  • Enjoy relaxed pub lunches at traditional Dales inns
  • Visit unspoilt Dales pubs
  • Enjoy a game of quoits on the village green
  • Explore Bolton Castle
  • Stay overnight at Grinton in Swaledale

Price includes:
  • 2-days guided walk with Mark Reid
  • Baggage transfers
  • Signed copy of 'The Inn Way'
  • Tea/coffee when we meet
  • Game of Quoits on the village green
  • 10% discount off accommodation at Bridge Inn, Grinton (double/twin room)

For further information:

Limited availability. Over 18s only.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mountain Leader assessment - Plas y Brenin

Mountain Leader assessment - Plas y Brenin
9th - 13th May 2011

Spent last week at Plas y Brenin (National Mountain Centre) in Snowdonia where I successfully completed my Mountain Leader (summer) assessment.

PYB is a great venue, with top instructors. The week was quite challenging, both physically and mentally, as you had to not only think about group management, the environment, navigation and steep ground but also had to always know precisely where you were on the map.

Monday - micro navigation day on Moel Siabod
Tuesday - steep ground day on the North Ridge of Tryfan
Wednesday to Friday - 3 day expedition on Snowdon, with 2 nights wild camping, as well as emergency ropework.

The weather was a mixture of blustery showers, low cloud and the occasional hail storm.

If you are looking for a guided mountain walk, 2-day wild camping expedition or a corporate team building day in the hills or mountains then get in touch

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Inn Way... to the English Lake District

The Inn the English Lake District

NEW 2nd Edition OUT NOW
Completely updated, re-walked and revised, this new edition features more information, text and revised route descriptions (with Grid References) as well as an 8-page colour photograph section.


This book will soon be featured in the Financial Times... watch this space!