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Mark Reid's Walking Weekenders
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Sep 15, 2018

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales 7 - 9 September 2018  

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Boots & Beer Walking Weekender - Yorkshire Dales

7th - 9th September 2018
Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

Askrigg is one of the finest villages in the Yorkshire Dales situated in the heart of Wensleydale, with elegant Georgian houses, Victorian cottages and an ancient church overlooking a cobbled market place complete with an old stone cross. The village shot to fame in the 1970s and 80s as 'Darrowby' in the TV series 'All Creatures Great & Small' about local vet James Herriot. Askrigg is a wonderful base for walking, with dramatic waterfalls, wonderful hills, Roman roads, lovely villages and a hidden lake all within reach.

The Kings Arms is one of the finest pubs in the country, an old coaching inn with high ceilings and a huge fireplace; this was the Drovers Arms in the James Herriot TV series. No accommodation.

Mark Reid has written several books about the Yorkshire Dales, including The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales, and so knows the surrounding fells, hills and dales like the back of his hand.

Walking Weekender based from: Kings Arms, Askrigg
Please note: The Kings Arms does not offer accommodation
kings arms askrigg

Evening entertainment

Friday evening (9pm) - Meet at the Kings Arms 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 (Mark & Richard) 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 Kings Arms (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 guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, with Mark Reid and Richard Tarran MVO (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 and hills. Routes will include Addlebrough, Crag Hill, Drumaldrace, Wether Fell, Yorburgh, Roman Road, Semerwater and Mill Gill waterfalls - superb walks full of interest and variety. 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 taking in Askrigg Moor, Mill Gill waterfalls, Bainbridge Roman fort, Nappa Hall fortified farmhouse and Wensleydale. 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.

Askrigg facilities & accommodation

How to get to Askrigg
Askrigg is situated in the heart of Wensleydale. Follow the A684 either from Sedbergh (M6) or Bedale (A1) to Bainbridge, and then Askrigg is a short drive along a minor road just to the north. The nearest train station is at Garsdale Head (10 miles to the west), with local transport available (Little White Bus).

Askrigg is a bustling village with three pubs, several B&Bs, basic campsite, cafe and general stores. 

Askrigg offers a range of accommodation, including...
White Rose Hotel, Askrigg
Milton House B&B, Askrigg
Thornsgill B&B, Askrigg
Sykes House B&B, Askrigg
Skeldale House B&B, Askrigg
Manor House B&B, Askrigg
Holmedale B&B, Askrigg
Askrigg Camping (basic site)


ONLY £70 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 and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders
  • Saturday evening Pub Quiz Night
  • Use of our Berghaus gear if required
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme (click here for more info)
  • Goodie Bag
  • FREE Black Sheep Brewery T-shirt

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 8,000 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 Booking Form

The choice of walks is dependent upon there being more than 10 participants taking part in the weekend; if there are less than 10 participants then there will be one walk per day (full day's walk on Saturday and shorter walk on Sunday, finishing mid afternoon).