The Inn Way... series of walking guide books by Mark Reid offer an enjoyable and unique approach to discovering the wonderful countryside of England’s North Country... as well as its wealth of hidden and unspoilt pubs.

The Inn Way - the Ultimate Pub Walks

Discover for yourself the rich and varied landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North York Moors, Northumberland and Peak District. Inspirational landscapes, beautiful villages, local food and drink, history and heritage, classic country pubs - it's what walking is all about.

Inn to Inn walking holidays

Spend several days walking from pub to pub through spectacular landscapes, travelling slowly and gently on foot, which allows more time to savour the special qualities that make these areas unique.

The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales
76 miles, 6 days, 26 pubs

The Inn Way... to the Peak District
84 miles, 6 days, 51 pubs

The Inn Way... to the North York Moors
89 miles, 6 days, 31 pubs

The Inn Way... to the English Lake District
90 miles, 7 days, 44 pubs

The Inn Way... to Northumberland
94 miles, 6 days, 48 pubs

"His guides fuse local history, geography and geology with crystal-clear navigation."
The Sunday Times

"The latest book by acclaimed rambling scribe Mark Reid, it once again draws upon his extensive knowledge of the North Country's footpaths, historic villages and premiership boozers."
The Guardian

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Boots & Beer Walking Weekenders

Social Hiking, as it should be!


Evening entertainment (including pub quiz), choice of guided walks with Mark Reid, goodie bag & Black Sheep T-shirt, plus much more...

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  • Map Reading courses
  • Navigation Skills weekends (NNAS)
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    Wild Camping trips
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The Inn Way to the English Lake District


The Inn Way to the English Lake District
7 days, 90 miles, 44 pubs
11th - 17th May 2019

I wrote the guidebooks to this walk 20 years ago, and now guide one of the five 'Inn Way' routes each year.

This year I guided 9 people along The Inn Way to the Lake District, and had wonderful hot, sunny weather all week. I camped along the route, which was a joy in such lovely weather.

There were loads of highlights along the way... Greenup Gill, High Spy and Cat Bells, Coledale Cause, Kirkstile Inn, Crummock Water, Black Sail Hut, Wasdale Head, Eskdale and Harter Fell, Broughton-in-Furness (cheapest beer in the Lake District!), Beacon Tarn, Elterwater and Loughrigg Fell.

DAY ONE - Ambleside to Rosthwaite




DAY TWO - Rosthwaite to Braithwaite


DAY THREE - Braithwaite to Buttermere



DAY FOUR - Buttermere to Boot


DAY FIVE - Boot to Broughton-in-Furness

DAY SIX - Broughton-in-Furness to Coniston



DAY SEVEN - Coniston to Ambleside



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Mountains & Fells
of the Yorkshire
Dales Blog

Yorkshire Dales Mountains & Fells over 600 metres


The Yorkshire Dales 600s

There are 42 mountains and fells in the Yorkshire Dales over 600 metres, with a relative height of 20 metres or more. This website charts a walk to the summit of each and every one of them. Some of the summits are well-known and well-trodden, whilst others only see one or two pairs of boots each year.

This photographic journey began in February 2010 and I finally completed the Yorkshire Dales 600s in January 2019, with a walk to the 'summit' of Brownber Head.

Cheers, Mark Reid

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