With so much to see and do you are spoilt for choice

Escape the hustle and bustle in the peaceful Yorkshire Dales

Get out in the fresh air with many walking and cycling paths to choose from

Why book Butt House to start & finish your Herriot way walk!

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Herriot Way

The Herriot Way is a circular trail – Visting – Keld, Thwaite, Hawes, Aysgarth, Askrigg and Reeth
52 miles – 4 walking days


Experience the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire Dales described by James Herriot in his books ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

The Herriot Way is a delightful walk around the northern Yorkshire Dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It is based on a holiday taken by James Herriot with his son.

Exploring the valley of Wensleydale and the home of Wensleydale Cheese in Hawes.

Visiting the wonderful Dales villages of Keld, Reeth, Aysgarth, Askrigg and Thwaite.

See the wonderful waterfalls of Keld, Hardraw Force and Aysgarth

Why not begin and finish your trip at Butt House and leave your car in our large car park for the duration of the walk?

The route splits into four daily stages of approximately 13 miles each between the villages of Keld,
Reeth Aysgarth and Hawes.

If you require a step by step map to walk the Herriot way we highly recommend ‘Walking the Herriot Way’ by Stuart Greig. Many of our guests have found this book very good.

Why not enquire about leaving your car at Butt House car park for free for the duration of your walk, when you stay with us.