Muddy Boots Walking Holidays

Muddy Boots offers self-guided walking holidays and guided discovery walks throughout Herriot Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This family run business aims to help visitors discover everything the area has to offer and all the eye-catching views along the way.  

Matt and Helen who run this business walk in the Dales for a hobby as well as their job, as their goal is to pass on the ambition and enthusiasm for getting a foot outside and exploring the North Yorkshire Dales.  

They previously spent several years living and working down in London, before making a change to live up in Herriot Country. Their change meant that they could also explore the Dales and get a real feel for what the countryside was really like. Muddy Boots is well known for their signature walks through Herriot Country, for example: The ‘Wharfedale Ramble’ walking holiday that takes in many places used as filming locations in the recent adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small on Channel 5 TV. Or the ‘Introduction to the Dales’ guided walk which is a loop from Grassington where the main scenes of Darrowby are filmed. 

Self-guided walking holidays are designed to allow you to collect all the information from the area you are visiting, while taking all the hassle out of planning/arranging the trip. These are unique walking routes in the sense of they vary different lengths and difficulties, Hand-picked accommodation that Matt and Helen personally enjoy visiting themselves. They also work with many local businesses in Herriot Country, from cafes to taxis and luggage transfers to make sure that your trip is smooth and that you get the maximum out from it. 

Muddy Boots work really well to put together a collection of guided ‘Discovery Walks’ that they believe are fantastic experiences in Herriot Country. From exploring hidden gills, heading off the beaten track along rarely visited hill tops, sampling local produce, finding the best spots to watch the sunset or getting an introduction to outdoor skills. In hope that their walking holidays will allow visitors to explore new places and do something different. 

With Muddy Boots you’ll be walking in James Herriot’s footsteps…