Walking in the Pennines

Britain has a number of Long Distance Footpaths, of which the Pennine Way is probably the best known , and also the most arduous

The Long Distance paths in Britain

England South West Coast Path, 613 miles (965 km), south-west England
Pennine Way, 251 miles (402 km), central/north England
Trans Pennine Trail from Hull to Liverpool, opened as part of the E8 in 1996.
Cleveland Way, 110 miles (177 km), north-east
The Ridgeway, 85 miles (136 km), central/south England
South Downs Way, 106 miles (171 km), south-east England
North Downs Way, 141 miles (227 km), south-east England
Wolds Way, 79 miles (127 km), north-east England
Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path, 93 miles (150 km),East Anglia
Thames Path, 180 miles (288 km), south England
Hadrian's Wall Path (north England)
Cotswold Way (west-central England) under development
Pennine Bridleway (north England) under development
Wales Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 167 miles (268 km),south-west Wales
Glyndwr's Way (central Wales) is under development.
Offa's Dyke Path, 168 miles (270 km), Wales/England border
Scotland West Highland Way (95 miles/153 km)
Southern Upland Way (212 miles/341 km)
Speyside Way (45 miles/72 km).

The Pennine Way

Though comparatively short, the Pennine Way is mainly for "serious" walkers. It starts in the high Peak District of Derbyshire, and runs north to the Scottish Borders, following the Pennine chain, which is the "backbone of England"

Much of The pennine Way is over remote moorland with very little habitation, therefore the walker has to carry a tent and food for overnight stops.

Anybody attempting to walk for more than a few miles along this long distance path needs to be fully equiped with the right clothes and maps.


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