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Our President, Ron Scholes, turns 90 years young
The committee of the Pennine Journey Supporters Club were pleased to be able to mark the 90th birthday of its founding President, Ron Scholes, who is a train enthusiast, with the gift of a picture ..... read more


The Countrystride Podcasts walks the Pennine Journey
The Countrystride Podcast celebrates the landscapes, culture, heritage and people of Cumbria and the Lake District through a unique blend of immersive field recordings, inspiring commentary and interviews. In the latest podcast John Manning - Cumbria Magazine and Lakeland Walker editor - walks from Dufton to Appleby-in-Westmorland along the Pennine Journey. To listen to the podcast - and view the other excellent podcasts produced thus far, simply click the following link - Countrystride #14: A PENNINE JOURNEY


Howgills & Limestone Trail book package offer
The Pennine Journey Supporters Club has put together a fantastic opportunity to purchase a signed Howgill and Limestone Trail (HALT) guide book along with the books which inspired the formation of the HALT route, Walks on the Howgill Fells and Walks in Limestone Country.This is a perfect opportunity for Wainwright admirers and long-distance footpath walkers to acquire copies of both these mint condition books (currently out of print) for £6 each when purchased together with a copy of the HALT guide book at £13.99 making a total cost of £28 inc p&p. To view the offer in full detail simply click the following link - Guide Book Offer
The HALT guidebook package offer

Download a GPX file for this section of The Pennine JourneyFree, downloadable GPX route file and map

To view all of the Pennine Journey stages online via 'Viewranger' on an interactive map, view elevation profiles and download a GPX file for your own use then simply vist the Route Summary page for a complete list of all stages. We are grateful to our Route Coordinator, Robert Cullen, for his hardwork on creating this facility.

For help with all things Viewranger works visit their support pages at


The Pennine Journey - map by Ron ScholesThe Pennine Journey is a challenging circular walk of 247 miles, passing through the wonderful variety of terrain and scenery the north of England offers whilst touching on all the major rivers in the region.

Starting in the market town of Settle in North Yorkshire the route heads up the eastern side of the Pennines through the delightful Yorkshire Dales. It takes in stretches of County Durham before arriving at Hadrian’s Wall. The Wall is followed for 21 miles before heading down the western side of the Pennines. Travelling down the Eden Valley and then skirting the Howgill Fells it arrives back in Settle.

Perhaps not surprisingly over half the Pennine Journey is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This was established in 1988 and it is the second largest of 40 AONBs within England and Wales.

The varied geology of the area, much in evidence on the walk, has been recognised by it becoming Britain's first European Geopark and it was a founding member of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

The book divides the walk 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 or divided into three stages - eastern, northern and western - of around 80 miles.

"A walking tour is a perfect holiday. It is exercise for the body, rest and refreshment for the mind, a sermon for the soul. You experience a lifetime of incident in a week." AW in A Pennine Journey

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