Back in 1997 Mark Reid gave up a successful career as an area manager with a large brewery to pursue his dream of writing his 'Inn Way' books. Now an acclaimed outdoor writer, Mark has completed a total of 17 walking guidebooks covering all of the National Parks of Northern England. Three have been awarded the 'travel book of the week' in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Guardian.
In the process, Mark has clocked up over 15,000 miles on footpaths across Northern England and as an experienced Mountain Leader and Outdoor Instructor has taken over 5,500 people walking in the countryside. He's also featured on ITV Yorkshire’s 'A Breath of Fresh Air' TV walks series, with weatherman Jon Mitchell for a number of years.
Mark runs TeamWalking
, which offers map reading, navigation and hill skills courses, guided walks and adventure weekends in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Peak District and Snowdonia.