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Join the Pennine Journey Supporters ClubBecoming a member of the PJSC has just become easier
Joining the Pennine Journey Supporters Club can now all be completed online. As the Pennine Journey route measures 247 miles annual membership is £2.47 or £24.70 for a lifetime membership. Why not join us at the PJSC by completing the online application form and help us in supporting this fantastic long distance walk?

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For all accommodation providers along the whole of the Pennine Journey route we can now offer an easy and simple method of advertising your facilities on the website. If you are interested in having your business listed on then simply enter your details on our online form

aspiring to National Trail status' .... aspiring to National Trail status ....'
We are excited to be able to announce that the next stage in  the journey of ‘A Pennine Journey’ is to be a campaign to have its status designated as a National Trail as a tribute to Alfred Wainwright  to be achieved by 25th September 2028 - the 90th anniversary of him leaving Settle on his ‘A Pennine Journey’

We have been in preliminary discussions with the National Trail authorities who emphasise that ..... read more


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.

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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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