Herriot Way

The Herriot Way is a 52 mile circular route running through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire Dales.

It is based upon a walk taken by the well-known veterinarian and writer James Herriot. It visits his favourite locations and places where he lived and worked for many years, made famous in his books “James Herriot’s Yorkshire” and “All Creatures Great and Small”. It starts and ends in Aysgarth in the heart of Wensleydale, famous for its cheese as well as its waterfalls, and passes through fabulous Swaledale with its wildflower meadows and landscape of limestone dry stone walls and barns.

The path leads you through valleys, over high fells and heather-clad moorland visiting traditional villages and the market town of Hawes along the way.

Click here to read about Tara’s walk on the Herriot Way.

Our Holidays

This is a circular route so you can choose to start in any location. Our itinerary is described starting from Aysgarth in a clockwise direction. This is the traditional way to walk it and is how the guidebook describes the route.

Click on the links below for more detailed information.

Herriot Way - Round Trip from Aysgarth

Aysgarth to Aysgarth 52 miles/84 km

We have two walks covering the full route. The longer itinerary of 5 walking days splits the Aysgarth to Hawes leg at Askrigg to make two shorter days. This allows you to ease yourself into the walk gradually before the next three longer days, and also gives you time to explore the market town of Hawes.

 

Code Length Average per day Price range
HE5 4 days walking (5 nights) 13 miles/21 km £392 - £450 Full Info Book
HE6 5 days walking (6 nights) 10 miles/16 km £461 - £533 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

We recommended you to some of the hikers we met at Butts House on the Coast to Coast. They had heard good things about Mickledore and we confirmed the good things they had heard.

Herriot Way, August 2018
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Mickledore are a company who know what they are doing and do it ever so well! Thank you for my second amazing trip with you.You do your job very well and that’s all anyone can ask!

Herriot Way, July 2018
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My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our trek over the trails in Yorkshire comprising the Herriot Way. All of the inns and B&B’s selected by Mickledore were unique and superb. Many thanks for a well planned and organized walk. I hope to do another walk in the UK in the future and Mickledore is the only company I would consider.

Herriot Way, May 2018
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