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Richard Else remembers the extraordinary story of A Pennine Journey.
Richard Else, producer/director of the award winning BBC Wainwright films and author of Wainwright Revealed, remembers this extraordinary man and the story of A pennine Journey click here to read more


The creation of a long-distance trail: the story of the modern ‘A Pennine Journey’

The Great Outdoors Magazine has recently published an article about the Pennine Journey as well as the forthcoming PJ-in-a-Day event. In the article David Pitt explains how the modern trail came to be – a long walk in the spirit of Wainwright himself. This year, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Wainwright’s big 1938 walk, the Pennine Journey Supporters Club  is organising a charity fundraising event. This marathon fundraising event on 29 September 2018 will involve each charity click here to read more


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PJ in a DayDo you want to raise funds for your favourite charity?

We are looking for charities, organisations and clubs, who have amongst their members or supporters experienced walkers, to take part in a marathon fundraising event on 29th September 2018 based on the new ‘A Pennine Journey’ long distance footpath. Dubbed the “PJ-in-a-Day”, the idea is for each ‘charity’ to get some of their members or supporters to walk a section of the Pennine Journey and raise funds by sponsorship for their own ‘charity’.

To find out more click the following link PJ-in-a-Day

Another sponsored walk along the Pennine Journey

At the same time as the Milestone Five were walking the route raising over £2000 for the Bluebell Children’s Hospice in Sheffield, Rebekah Burman from Oxford and her grandparents were walking it to raise funds towards a project of Rebekah’s to raise £10000 in 4/5 years for an open-air classroom for street children in Kenya. Here is Rebekah’s report on her walk and the project.

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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