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Herriot Way Overview

The Herriot Way is a 52-mile circular route through the picturesque North Yorkshire Dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale. The route is based on a holiday undertaken by the veterinary surgeon and author Alf Wight, better known by his pen name James Herriot. The popular TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small' is based on the books Herriot wrote and has brought many visitors to the area. There can be no substitute for walking to really appreciate and enjoy this wonderful landscape.

The route splits into four daily stages of approximately 13 miles each between the villages of Hawes, Keld, Reeth and Aysgarth. Our itinerary starts in Hawes but you can start your holiday in any of the four villages if you wish.

Holiday Includes
  • Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
  • Route information and itinerary.
  • Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.
  • Guidebook and Ordnance Survey map.
  • Emergency contact 24 hours a day.
Tour Availability

This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.


Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns along the route. All rooms are ensuite or have private bathroom. We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.


Breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.

Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.

Luggage transfer

For the duration of the holiday your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation by a luggage transfer agent. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 20kg (44lbs).

Not Included

Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Hawes and from Hawes, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.

More Information?

For more information or to make an enquiry, please don't hesitate to call or email us.