Walking in the Dales

A walker’s paradise!

Wensleydale is perhaps the most celebrated of the Yorkshire Dales. The scenery is breathtaking and the people are known for their genuine warmth and hospitality.

Eastfield Lodge is a 4 star guest house rated by VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

From Leyburn, walkers venture out on a network of footpaths across flower-filled meadows, high fells, heather moors and broadleaf woodland, scattered with sheep, cattle, stone barns, drystone walls and an abundance of waterfalls. There are walks for everyone, from high level adventures across the fells to riverside strolls between picturesque villages.

Walking to Bolton Castle

Eastfield Lodge itself is a delight. It is hosted superbly by Henry Collett with Graham and Kirstie Turner and you will soon feel at home here. They have taken the house to new heights in recent months, upgrading most of the eight en suite bedrooms and introducing delightful and unassuming hospitality touches, which make such a difference to your stay. Consequently, Visit England awards the house with 4 stars. There is also an attractive lounge (with a woodburner, armchairs, sofas and piano), a bright and sunny breakfast and dining room, a map room and a drying room. (See the wonderful things people say about it on Tripadvisor by clicking here).

Lunch break on Penhill circuit near Leyburn
Stepping stones near Leyburn

We meet at Eastfield Lodge the evening before the first walk. Guests get to know each other over a welcome drink and an informal two course supper. Four nights and three walks later – when everyone goes their separate ways after the final breakfast – it’s hard to believe that only four days previously everyone had been strangers.

River crossing on a Collett’s Walking Break
Fremington edge day walk

Each day starts with an excellent hearty (or healthy) breakfast cooked by Henry and served to you by Kirstie and Graham. Then, armed with a good packed lunch, it’s off to the starting point of the first walk, which might be the doorstep of Eastfield Lodge or a short drive. If you thought Vic’s breakfast was good, wait till you try his homemade cakes, one of which is usually awaiting you on your return to the house after the walk, accompanied by a well-earned pot of tea or coffee.

High on Penhill, near Leyburn
On a Collett’s Walking Break

In the evenings, guests relax in the comfort of the house or perhaps wander into the town for a pre-dinner drink before eating together around the same table. Henry, Graham and Kirstie serve an excellent two course supper on your first and second evenings, and a three course dinner on the final evening. On the third evening we eat out locally in a good restaurant and you pay for this individually. Also, the third and final walk of the break often features a pub lunch, for which guests pay individually.

Another bedroom at Eastfield Lodge
One of our bedrooms in Eastfield Lodge, Leyburn
Walking in Wensleydale

Here is an example of a recent walking break. The walks are always put together and hosted by our own walks organiser, who will join you at Eastfield Lodge during the walking break. Our host has yet to finalise the walking programme for July. However this will give you an idea of the type of walks you can expect.

Day 1 – Arrival

Meet at Eastfield Lodge in the afternoon for tea and cake. Then join us in the evening for a pre-dinner drink and canapés before a two course supper.

Day 2 – Walk 1

Pennhill Circuit – 530m of ascent – Distance 11 miles
A circuit of Pennhill with a taste of three dales, Coverdale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale and visiting the waterfalls at West Burton and Redmire Force.
Evening – Two course supper at Eastfield Lodge with wine included.

Day 3 – Walk 2

Fremington Edge – 500m of ascent – Distance 10 miles
Starting from the village of Reeth, we traverse Fremington Edge which provides us with a look across the landscape of Arkengarthdale before dropping down into the valley then back over Reeth Low Moor into Swaledale.
Evening – Vic & Thurza will book a local pub for guests to enjoy a meal together (pay individually).

Day 4 – Walk 3

Gunnerside Gill and Swinner Gill – 550m of ascent – Distance 11 miles
Contrasting scenery from woodland and limestone scars to a dramatic landscape created by the old lead mining industry.
Evening – Three course supper at Eastfield Lodge with wine included.

Day 5 – Departure

A leisurely breakfast before departure.


£250 per person (based on two people sharing a room)
£415 per person (where single occupancy is required)
Price includes bed, breakfast, informal supper (Wednesday and Thursday), packed lunches (Thursday and Friday) and three course dinner (Saturday)


Please book by contacting us on 01969_ 623196 or by emailing viv@colletts.co.uk

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On the Pennhill Circuit
Taking a break
On a Collett’s Walking Break
Guests being welcomed
into Eastfield Lodge
Eastfield Lodge B&B Guesthouse, Leyburn

Eastfield Lodge was acquired in 2006 by Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We wanted people who had stayed with us in the Dolomites, Picos de Europa and Pyrenees to enjoy Collett’s hospitality in a part of the UK. There are beautiful walks for people of all levels of fitness and you can venture out on them independently at your leisure or perhaps you might want to join one of our monthly walking breaks in the Yorkshire Dales, which include three magnificent group day walks as part of a four night ‘halfboard’ package. If you prefer to walk independently, we have maps, reference books, ideas and useful information so that you can self guide successfully and enjoy itineraries that are suitable.

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