Tuesday, February 28, 2012

50 Best Walking Holidays

The Inn Way... to the Peak District

Chosen as one of the "50 BEST WALKING HOLIDAYS" in the Independent

Read the article here

NEW 2nd Edition due out in April 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NNAS Bronze Award - navigation skills weekend

Navigation Skills weekend in the Yorkshire Dales
18 / 19 February 2012
Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

NNAS Bronze Award

THIS WEEKEND - 1 place available for this course

Get the skills you need to get more from the outdoors this year.

  • Sociable and enjoyable course, designed for adults
  • Course based from the Racehorses Hotel at Kettlewell
  • Gain a National Award (NNAS)
Learn how to...
  • Always know where you are on the map
  • Know what to do if the mist comes down
  • Plan your own walks instead of relying on guidebooks
  • Know how to use a map and compass properly
  • Be a competent navigator, with hill skills to match
  • Never get lost again!

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Availability correct as of the 14/02/12 

one of the "10 BEST WALKING GUIDES" - the Indepedent

The Inn Way... to the English Lake District

recently picked as one of the


in the Independent



Friday, February 03, 2012



Million stride man Walks On

 Release courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire

After a decade in which he has walked halfway around the world, one of Yorkshire’s most famous outdoor enthusiasts, Mark Reid, was contemplating a future rooted to the spot after his boot manufacturer stopped making his favourite footwear.

Reid, a modern day Alfred Wainwright, author of the successful Inn Way series of guidebooks and Welcome to Yorkshire Patron, has clocked up 24.5 million strides in the last 10 years but all that was about to come to an end.

His giant size 14 feet meant he couldn’t buy new boots in outdoor shops so when his last boot supplier stopped making his size in the style he has worn for several years his walking days suddenly looked limited.

That was until Yorkshire bootmaker Alt-Berg heard about Reid’s predicament and stepped in to save the day.

“My boots are the most important part of my walking gear as I’ll make over 22,000 strides on a 10-mile walk, so they have to be comfortable and able to withstand the rigours of the Yorkshire terrain.” explained Reid, who goes through a pair of walking boots every 18 months.

“Every year I take hundreds of people out walking in the Yorkshire Dales or teaching them map skills, and I’m often asked about clothing and gear, so now I’ll be able to recommend a pair of boots from a Yorkshire manufacturer by pointing at my feet!” added Mark.

Alt-Berg is Britain’s last remaining boot manufacturer and coincidentally are based in Richmond on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales close to where Reid spends much of his working life.

Luckily for Reid they make boots in five widths and can cater for giant striders like him with shoe sizes that stretch to 14.

Reid’s faithful dog Elvis [pictured] is the first to appreciate his owners new boots, it means he doesn’t miss his daily walkies.

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The Inn Way guided walks - summer 2012

2-day 'Pub Walk' experience this summer
with 'Inn Way' author Mark Reid

The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales (Stages 1 & 6)
9th & 10th June 2012

The Inn Way... to the Lake District (Stages 1 & 2)
23rd & 24th August 2012

Join us for a journey of discovery and exploration in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales or Lake District this summer, with Inn Way author Mark Reid.

  • 2-day guided walk with Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks
  • A visit to some of England's finest country pubs
  • Interpretation of the history, heritage and geography along the way
  • Signed ‘Inn Way’ book
  • Baggage transfer
Plus much more…

Read about the LAKES WALK in the FINANCIAL TIMES 

Click here for more information about these walks CLICK HERE