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Pennine Journey

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Cumbria, Durham, N Yorkshire, Northumberland
In September 1938, A. Wainwright made a solitary walk through the Pennines. The following year he wrote up an account of this walk, which was eventually published in 1986 and is still available.

This new route, developed by David Pitt of the Wainwright Society, is a recreation of this walk adapted for today's roads and rights-of-way, taking a route that Wainwright might have chosen if he was planning it today. Called 'A Pennine Journey' it is a challenging circular walk, 247 miles long divided into 18 stages, passing through the wonderful variety of terrain and scenery that the north of England offers and touching on all the major rivers in the region.

Starting in the market town of Settle in north Yorkshire, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the route heads north on the eastern side of the Pennines through the delightful Yorkshire Dales and moorland stretches of Co. Durham before arriving at Hadrian’s Wall. This World Heritage site, in the Northumberland National Park, is followed for 21 miles until the route heads south on the western side of the Pennines. After traversing the Pennines just below the highest point of Cross Fell, it enters and travels down the Eden valley before skirting the Howgills Fells then arrives back in Settle.

The walk is divided into 18 daily stages of varying length and offers a choice of possibilities. It can be undertaken as one continuous walk; split at Housesteads on Hadrian’s Wall (Alfred Wainwright’s primary objective) into two stages of roughly 120 miles each; or divided into three stages – eastern, northern and western – of around 80 miles each. There is an outline map on the website below.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Challenging; Moorland; Mountain
Start and Finish
SD817635 - Settle, N Yorkshire
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User Group
Pennine Journey Supporters Club
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
A Pennine journey : the story of a long walk in 1938 (Frances Lincoln (an imprint of Quarto) - 2004)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Walking Support Providers:

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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Wandering Aengus Treks)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Camping Barn
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The Punch Bowl Inn  (bookable online)
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Woodside Lodge  (bookable online)
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Lowbyer Manor Country House  (bookable online)
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Alston Art Apartments  (bookable online)
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Walkers are Welcome
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Ghyll Burn Cottage  (bookable online)
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Sunrise Cottage  (bookable online)
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Isaac's Byre  (bookable online)
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Kirkland Hall Cottages  (bookable online)
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Lakes and Dales Cottages  (bookable online)
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The Black Swan Inn  (bookable online)
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The Kings Arms Hotel  (bookable online)
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The Granary  (bookable online)
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Low Howgill Farm  (bookable online)
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High Slakes  (bookable online)
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Dunkeld Cottage  (bookable online)
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262 Km
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Fellside Cottages  (bookable online)
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Long Marton Station  (bookable online)
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Brow Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
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The Hollies  (bookable online)
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The Limes  (bookable online)
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274 Km
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Low Edge Cottage  (bookable online)
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Bongate House  (bookable online)
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Appleby Castle  (bookable online)
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Mallard House  (bookable online)
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Bank End House  (bookable online)
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Clove Cottage  (bookable online)
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Augill Beck Park  (bookable online)
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Augill Castle  (bookable online)
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Oakbank Cottage  (bookable online)
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293 Km
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Waitby School  (bookable online)
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298 Km
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Burblet Cottage  (bookable online)
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299 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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299 Km
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Lockholme Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
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Manor Lodge  (bookable online)
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Stay Lambing Live  (bookable online)
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The Fat Lamb Country Inn  (bookable online)
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The Lodges at Artlegarth  (bookable online)
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Low Branthwaites  (bookable online)
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342 Km
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342 Km
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The Black Bull Inn  (bookable online)
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Howgills Apartments  (bookable online)
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Howgills Barn  (bookable online)
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Crossthwaite Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
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Pippin Cottage  (bookable online)
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Whernside View  (bookable online)
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342 Km
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The Malabar  (bookable online)
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391.2 Km (243.1 miles)
9,627 m (31,585 ft) ascent
789 m (2,589 ft)  maximum height