AS we keep saying in Country Life, this is an amazing part of the world for walking in the fresh air.

This week, our resident walks expert Mark Reid encourages us to venture out to Wharfedale for a walk setting out from the lovely, secluded village of Hubberholme.

Hubberholme lies in Upper Wharfedale, in the Yorkshire Dales, at the point where Langstrothdale meets Wharfedale. 

The village was a favourite place of writer and playwright J.B. Priestley who described it as "the smallest, pleasantest place in the world". His ashes rest at the Norman church in the village.

The old inn, The George, is opposite the Church. Watch out for the lit candle that sits on the bar to indicate the pub is open and serving. 

As always, be prepared, particularly after lots of rain, and make sure you're equipped with stout shoes and weather-proof clothing.

Mark Reid has written 17 successful walking guidebooks, including the acclaimed ‘Inn Way’ and ‘Walking Weekends’ series covering all of the national parks of Northern England.

He is also a Mountain Leader and Outdoor Instructor and offers map reading courses, navigation skills weekends, guided walks and outdoor adventures in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and beyond.

To find out more from Mark, click here.