The Pennine Way National Trail
The Pennine Way National Trail is a 412km (267 mile) walk from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park. It ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.
The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the “backbone of England”. Although not the United Kingdom’s longest trail, it is according to the Ramblers’ Association “one of Britain’s best known and toughest”.
A small part of the walk is through East Cumbria, from Alston, Garrigill, over Cross Fell (which at 2930 feet is the highest point on the Pennine Way), Great Dun Fell, towards Dufton, then on to High Cup Nick and Cow Green Reservoir, on the border between Cumbria and County Durham.
For more information, descriptions and pictures of the route – see the links below.
Related Links :
- End to End – The Pennine Way is a detailed record, with hundreds of photos, of the trail – part of John Butler’s 15 year walk of 1388 miles between Land’s End and John O’ Groats.
- Alfred Wainwright Books & Memorabilia – Pennine Way Companion. An interesting exploration of Alfred Wainwright’s guide to the trail.
- Wikipedia – The Pennine Way
- A Pennine Journey – a modern version by David and Heather Pitt of Wainwright’s walk.