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The Pennine Way

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A 268-mile route following the mountain range running from middle England to the Scottish Borders via the scenic splendour of the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Starting in the East Midland village of Edale, Derbyshire at its southern most point (the Old Nags Head) and ending in the Scottish village, Kirk Yetholm… Yetholm meaning the goats' island or village with a gate.

The Pennine Way starts deceptively easy until it veers suddenly in to a steep climb before reaching the boggy peat moorland plateau of the Bleaklow, probably the most navigationally challenging point in the Peak District during bad weather.

Wainwright himself declared the Black Hill notorious, and Standage is less scenic and is known for its reservoirs and the Standage Tunnel. Guides recommend that accommodation is sought in Hebden Bridge.

The Bronte Country provides interest for the literate, whilst the best walking along The Pennine Way can be found around Malham, attractions include Malham Tarn, Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and the Dry Valley.

Further highlights along this route include the waterfall at Hawes, where accommodation and supplies can be sourced, The Great Shunner Fell, the third highest mountain in the Dales, and the High Cup, a natural formation similar to a long crater with a waterfall known as High Cup Nick. The later part of The Pennine Way joins with the Hadrian’s Wall Path, before veering off towards Cuddy’s Crags, heathery moor and wonderful views as you head towards Kirk Yetholm.

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