The Herriot's Way 2010




My first long walk in 2010 ands as with last year I have chosen a short long one. I have a busy year ahead and as my webmeister Stuart at had written a new guide book, so it would have been rude not to have walked this path. The walk fits in nicely to a long weekend and with four equal days of 13 miles, it’s a nice little leg warmer, and will make a nice change of pace from all the walking up in the Lake District. We had a warm up walk around Attermire Scar near Settle the week before and despite me being a little bit lame in the left knee we were heartened by the weather forecast for the trip – sunshine nearly all the way. I hope it’s not too hot....and if it is I’ve bought a new umbrella, so come rain or shine I’m ready. As the BBC has a new super duper weather forecasting computer I decided to leave the brolly at home because the forecast was so good. As it turned out they were spot on, and not a drop of rain fell....I really should change my name to Lucky Pete, although I can't help feeling that Karma is coming to get me in June for my long coast to coast walk.

The new guide, written by S.W.Greig is available via the companion website:


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Day Zero: 8th April  - Leave Manchester at lunch and drive over to Aysgarth for a touch of photography

Have a mooch around the village and a good look at the falls.

Day One: 9th April  - Aysgarth to Hawes. 13 miles.  

Relax with a Black Sheep – a pint of, after the walk up Great Shunner Fell

Day Two: 10th April  - Hawes to Keld 13 miles.

Visit the local brewery at the converted YHA – all paths cross here

Day Three: 11th April  - Keld to Reeth 13 miles.


the local restaurant is closed, so it’s pub grub..

Day Four: 12th April  - Reeth to Aysgarth. 16 miles.

Drive home to Manchester – I’m off to Helvellyn tomorrow for a rest!!

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