Watch out for Ticks

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection. They are small arachnids, which live off the blood of birds and mammals – including you. They are second only to mosquitoes for carrying … Read More

Brief Summary of Herriot Way Route part 2

Day 3 Water Day Keld-Reeth 13 miles The Herriot Way leaves Keld near Kidson Force climbing into Swinner Gill which is a deep cut tributary valley of #Swaledale, the area was once a thriving scene of the lead mining industry there are various, spoil heaps, ruined buildings and mines as a testament to the miners who have long since gone, … Read More

Brief Summary of Herriot Way Route Part 1

Day 1 Valley Day-Aysgarth-Hawes 13 Miles The route keeps to the river Ure to Askrigg , the Village of Askrigg was all so used as a filming location for all Creatures Great and Small is was called Darrowby in the tv series the route then keeps to the edge of Low Abbotside to Hardraw Where you can visit Hardraw Force … Read More

Walking The Herriot Way

The Herriot Way is a circular 52 miles longdistancewalk in the Yorkshire Dales, the walk takes its name from a fictional vet called James Herriot He is based on a real live vet called Alf Wright who worked in the Yorkshire Dales they also made a T.V Series many of the locations the walk goes through, in his book called … Read More


Here is an excellent article courtesy of Ian Winterburn of Everything Outdoors on everything you need to know about Hypothermia…