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Pennine Way

This 270 mile walk takes you from the Peak District National Park along the Pennine ridge through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, up into Northumberland National Park, across the Cheviots, and into the Scottish Borders.

Starting at the scene of the Kinder Scout mass trespasses of the 1930s, you walk through the Southern Pennines, cradle of the Industrial Revolution and pass Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters. Then you cross the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, and enter a huge Pennine area that was exploited by every kind of mining activity. Finally you'll reach Hadrian's Wall and then the territory of the Scottish Border rivers.

As with all walks, sound planning is important. Sections of the route, especially at each end, require careful thought about accommodation. Advance booking is advisable at most times of the year.

The Pennine Way takes you into isolated country. Although that is part of the exhilaration, such country brings its own challenges and responsibilities. On a multi-day expedition such as this you are almost certain to experience a variety of British weather. In high and wild places this can include dangerous extremes. Pay close attention to your choice of equipment. Brush up your navigation skills, carry the appropriate large-scale maps and know how to use them.

This is one walk you'll never forget completing!

For more information visit the official Pennine Way website.

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