Monday, June 13, 2011

Canadian Gold Medal Plates

An Olympic Gold Medal Winner, a Comedian & 40 Canadians visit the Yorkshire Dales

Mark Reid ('The Inn Way' author & Mountain Leader) and Richard Tarran (Expedition & Mountain Leader) hosted 40 Canadian guests for a week's hill-walking throughout the Yorkshire Dales at the beginning of June.

The Canadians had bid for this trip at special gala dinners throughout Canada last autumn to support their Olympic athletes. Accompanying them was well-known Canadian comedian Ron James and 2010 Winter Olympics Men's skeleton Gold Medal winner Jon Montgomery.

We had a fantastic week of great walks, food, accommodation, beer and laughter. We stayed for three nights at the CB Inn (Arkengarthdale) and three nights at Simonstone Hall, and walked around Muker, Reeth, Great Shunner Fell and Askrigg. We also visited several pubs to sample some local ales...

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Farmers Arms, Muker

Fremington Edge, Arkengarthdale

Mark Reid (L) with Jon Montgomery (R)

Red Lion, Langthwaite

Muker, Swaledale

Roman Road, Wensleydale 

Crackpot Hall, Upper Swaledale  

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Mark Reid - ITV 'The Dales'

Mark Reid, author of The Inn Way, featured on ITV's The Dales on Monday 6th June.

Mark Reid, 'The Inn Way' author and Mountain Leader, met Jackie Stubbs, landlady of the George & Dragon pub at Hudswell, last summer and then took Jackie's mum Margaret for a day's walk from the pub to Richmond and back. We enjoyed lunch sat beside the river beneath the castle ramparts at Richmond, and then walked back along the riverside path through Hudswell Woods before climbing the infamous steps back up to the village!

This walk was screened on ITV1 on the 6th June. ITV 'The Dales' website

Read about it in Country Walking magazine (May 2011)

Visit Mark Reid's website The Inn Way

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Financial Times Travel Feature

The Inn Way... to the English Lake District

Financial Times

1-page travel feature - Saturday 4th June 2011

"I stumbled lonely as a cloud"

Read Tim Moore's feature about walking Stages 1 & 2 of 'The Inn Way' here: Financial Times website

15th / 16th September 2011
Ambleside - Rosthwaite - Braithwaite

2-day guided walk with Mark Reid along Stage 1 & 2 of 'The Inn Way' (as featured in the Financial Times).


  • 2-days guided walk with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • Tea/coffee when we meet on Monday morning
  • Signed copy of 'The Inn Way... to the English Lake District'
  • Bus transfer back to Ambleside at the end of the walk
  • Use of our Berghaus gear, if required
 Numbers strictly limited to 12, over 18s only.