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.

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 £370 - £423 Full Info Book
HE6 5 days walking (6 nights) 10 miles/16 km £435 - £501 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

We think that Mickledore have done a very good job, both with planning the route and selecting the accommodation.  Bags were always moved reliably every day. Thanks a lot for giving us a terrific holiday.

‘Would you use Mickledore again?’: Yes, flawless service, excellent organisation – well worth the money.

Hadrian’s Wall, September 2016
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We have no hesitation in recommending Mickledore.The B&Bs we arrived at the end of each day are such a treat! Charming, welcoming and comfortable! Nothing went wrong during our trip – however we were confident and reassured that it would be easy to contact Mickledore to sort anything out if needs be. Thank you! A great time in beautiful Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Coast to Coast, September 2016
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I had an absolutely amazing experience and look forward to future hikes through Mickledore. Your company did an amazing job of organizing and coordinating the trip. Overall you’ve done an amazing job vetting the B&B’s. All the hosts and hostesses were incredibly friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you so much for the service you provide. I spoke with another local couple who were doing your Hadrian’s Wall hike, and had done organized hikes using other companies, who said that Mickledore was by far the best service out there.

Cumbria Way, September 2016
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