Hut to Hut UK – The Inn Way, Yorkshire

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Date(s) - 11 Jul 2015 until 12 Jul 2015 All Day

We will be tackling The Inn Way… to the Yorkshire Dales, which is in total a 76 mile circular route through 11 of the most beautiful valleys in the world. The route as written is broken down into 6 stages of between 11 and 14 miles and passes no less than 26 traditional English pubs and will apparently leave us with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Yorkshire Dales! This is one of my favourite parts of the country – the countryside, people, food and drink are just unsurpassable – so if you haven’t spent much time in God’s Own Country then this is the perfect trip to join.

I have been studying the route carefully and planning out the options, but we need to commit now to a definite route plan and for that I need to know who’s definitely in and what you’re up for. In due course, I envisage us taking a sort of “self-guided walking holiday” approach where I will provide you with the marked up maps and way-finding descriptions, but individuals or groups then find their own way, meandering at your own pace (within reason) and stopping at whichever points interest you most (there are loads of interesting places along the route), but meeting up in the evening at least. I expect groups would be quite fluid and may change throughout a day as there are so many pubs to visit en route!

Option 1: My preferred option is to do the whole thing over 4 days of walking (i.e. about 19 miles per day). The downside of this is that you would need to be able to take both Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 off work.
Option 2: The crazy long-days option – we walk longer and attempt to do the whole thing over 3 days (approx. 25 miles each day).
Option 3: We do a shorter (3 day) route and only cover one half of the loop (with a new section linking up the two sides), taking more time, and returning to finish the other half next year.

Accommodation will be at YHAs, bunkhouses, the Inns themselves or B&B.
There is plenty of availability in the en route YHAs over the weekend at the moment (weirdly they are booked out on the Monday!) and I have found a couple of bunkhouses which we can get into. The aim will be to keep the cost down rather than luxury – my current prediction is cost will be approx. £20-25 pppn – i.e. £60-75 if we do a 3 night trip or
£80-100 for the 4 night trip.

You will only need to carry a few bits of clothing/toiletries/snacks as food and drink is plentifully available on the route and we are not planning to camp out.

Please respond by Sunday 28 June, so I can get on with booking accommodation. £20 deposits can be made to the club account under code YDJUL15.

Organiser Sarah Roberts


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