The Pennine Way

Walked in August - September 2007

Why does a man climb mountains? Why has he forced his tired and sweating body up here when he might instead have been sitting at his ease in a deckchair at the seaside, looking at girls in bikinis, or fast asleep, or sucking ice-cream, according to his fancy. On the face of it the thing doesn't make sense.
- Alfred Wainwright


The Pennine Way, Britain’s first long distance footpath, was officially opened on 24th April 1965 at a gathering of over 2000 walkers on Malham Moor in the Yorkshire Dales. The original idea for the Way was conceived by avid rambler and journalist Tom Stephenson, and appeared in an article he wrote in the Daily Herald in 1935.

Pennine Way map


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