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Mark Reid's Walking Weekenders
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Yorkshire Dales Walking Weekender

13th - 15th September 2024
Austwick, Yorkshire Dales

Austwick lies in the southern Yorkshire Dales in the heart of the Craven district, an area of gleaming limestone escarpments, beautiful green valleys and quaint villages, with the distinctive profile of flat-topped Ingleborough rising high above to the north. This is a truly beautiful and fascinating part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Game Cock Inn is a lovely country pub located in the heart of the attractive village of Austwick, with its old stone cottages clustered around a beautiful village green, traditional village shop, narrow lanes and the crystal clear stream of Austwick Beck.

Mark Reid has written a number of walking guidebooks about the Yorkshire Dales including The Inn Way… to the Yorkshire Dales; he has walked extensively throughout the Yorkshire Dales and knows the footpaths, hills and fells intimately.

Walking Weekender based from: Gamecock Inn, Austwick
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Evening entertainment

Friday evening (9pm) - Meet at the Game Cock Inn for our 'icebreaker' pub evening, where you can relax, socialise and meet your fellow walkers, choose your level of walk for Saturday and Sunday. Friday and/or Saturday evening meals will be pre-ordered before the weekend. These meals are optional and are not included in the price.

Arriving early on Friday? Your guides will be eating at the pub at 7:30pm on Friday evening - you are most welcome to join us for a meal; just let us know so we can add you to our table.

Saturday evening (7:45pm) - Meal at the Game Cock Inn (optional), followed by a fantastic Pub Quiz Night with Mark Reid as your quizmaster! Prizes for the winning team.

Weekend Walks

There will be a choice of two guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, with Mark Reid and Richard Duckworth (who have exceptional local knowledge). The precise routes will be determined just before the weekend, taking into consideration weather conditions etc. You will be able to sign up for your chosen walk at the Friday evening 'icebreaker', where you will also be able to discuss the walks with Mark Reid.

Saturday (9:30am) - choice of adventurous or leisurely walks, with routes across the dales, hills and fells of the southern Yorkshire Dales, including Ingleborough, Thwaite Scars, Moughton Scars, Smearsett Scar, Crummackdale, Ribblesdale and the famous Norber Erratics, as well as the lovely villages of Clapham, Wharfe and Feizor. Return back to the pub late afternoon to recount your day’s adventures.

Sunday (10am)
- choice of adventurous or leisurely walks, with lower level valley and hills routes. Return back to the pub mid afternoon for a final drink before bidding fond farewells… until the next Walking Weekender!

Choice of walks: We will offer a choice of adventurous or leisurely walks on both days. Saturday is a 'full day' from 9:30am until 5pm, whilst Sunday is a 'half day' from 10am until around 3pm. We will either split into two groups from the start, or we may walk as one group during the morning and then offer 'longer' or 'shorter' routes after lunch.

Austwick facilities & accommodation

How to get to Austwick
Austwick lies just off the A65 to the north-west of Settle in North Yorkshire. The nearest train station are at Clapham on the Skipton to Lancaster line (3 miles) or Settle on the Leeds to Carlisle line (5 miles); there is a regular bus service between Settle and Austwick.

Austwick offers a range of facilities including the Game Cock Inn, hotel, B&Bs, campsite (Dalesbridge) and traditional village shop

For accommodation suggestions, please visit our TeamWalking website


ONLY £90 per person for the Walking Weekender

What's included
  • Friday Night 'icebreaker' evening at the pub

  • Choice of guided walks on Saturday and Sunday

  • Walks guided by qualified & knowledgeable Mountain Leaders

  • Saturday evening Pub QuIz Night

  • Use of our Outdoor Gear if required

  • £5 TeamWalking Discount Voucher

  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward Scheme more info

Please provide your own travel, food and accommodation for the weekend, as well as your own walking boots. Over 18s only - Walking Weekenders are designed for adults. Discount vouchers issued at the weekend.

Experience & fitness:
  • No walking experience required. Full guidance will be given

  • A reasonable level of fitness is required as the natural environment can be demanding at times. All walks may include uneven ground, rough terrain, stiles, stream crossings, fields, valleys, moorland, hills, fells, pathless hillsides, paths and tracks, lanes and country roads as well as a number of ascents and descents; we may experience adverse weather conditions. A typical day's walk across the Yorkshire Dales!

  • We can provide full outdoor walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats. Please provide boots.

  • We are fully qualified, insured and first aid trained Mountain Leaders.

  • So far, we have taken over 17,000 people walking in the countryside, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.

  • Part of the attraction of hill walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk or accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.

  • Our full Terms and Conditions can be found on the Consent Form

The choice of walks is dependent upon there being more than 8 participants taking part in the weekend; if there are less than 8 participants then there will be one walk per day (full day's walk on Saturday and shorter walk on Sunday, finishing mid afternoon).