THE TRANS-PENNINE 100


Welcome to the website of ‘The Trans-Pennine Hundred’. Vermuyden (South Yorks) group of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is proud to have been given the honour of hosting the annual hundred mile walking event which will start on Friday 3rd June - Sunday 5th June 2022. The usual Bank Holiday Monday has been moved to Thursday 2nd June and we have been given an extra day on Friday due to the Queens Platinum Jubilee. This website will provide prospective entrants with information about the route, together with images that will ensure that you enjoy an area not visited often during the 'hundred' weekend a true visual feast of an area.

It is here I must temper enthusiasm, I write this during a Global Pandemic not seen since the Spanish Influenza. Covid-19 during 2020 has seen most challenge events cancelled and LDWA group walks struggling with the local tiered restrictions. As you are aware the 'Hundred' in 2020 had to be postponed, the event in 21 was cancelled then went all virtual. We are hoping to bring you all to our area and walk the route we have put together. We cannot bring you to The Dark Peak and not let you sample The Holme Valley, Longdendale and the Hope Valley. Throwing in two of the four lumpy bits and one of the best rock edges in the country. We will also be adding some of the finest walking South Yorkshire has on offer.

It’s all a matter of how much support we are able to provide.

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines. An area of great diversity, it is usually split into the Dark Peak,where most of the moorland is found and the geology is gritstone, and the White Peak which is a limestone area.

The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951.With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, easy access by road and rail makes it the second busiest national Park in the World. 

Inhabited from the Mesolithic era, evidence exists from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Settled by the Romans and Anglo-Saxons, the area  remained largely agricultural and mining grew in importance in the medieval era. Cotton mills were built at the start of the Industrial Revolution.  Quarrying became important as mining declined. Tourism grew after the advent of the railways, visitors were attracted by the landscape.

An extensive network of public footpaths with over 1,800 miles in total, large open-access areas are available for hillwalking and hiking. Sections of the former rail routes were converted to multi-purpose cycle trails. After the Woodhead Line was closed between Hadfield and Penistone part of the track bed was used for sections of the Trans Pennine Trail between Hadfield and Woodhead.

Gritstone outcrops at Stanage Edge and The Roaches, are recognized as some of the finest in the world.

Reservoirs such as Torside Reservoir, Damflask Reservoir, Carsington Water and Rudyard Lake are centres for water sports, including sailing, fishing and canoeing. Other activities include, birdwatching, fell running, and orienteering.

 Click HERE for an overview of the route.