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Westmorland Dales DayWestmorland Dales Day
The Pennine Journey Supporters Club will again be having a stall at the Westmorland Dales Day held at Kirkby Stephen on Sunday 28th July 2019 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Come and enjoy the packed events programme which includes guided walking, cycling and running.  There are also an arts and crafts fair, food market, our local steam railway, children's activities and lots more.

Why not come along and at the same time, say hello to the team behind the PJSC? For more information visit www.westmorlanddalesday.org


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The Pennine Journey has been re-published by The Wainwright Society
Following the announcement that The Wainwright Society will be publishing some out of print books by Alfred Wainwright, the first of these, A Pennine Journey, is now available to buy. This new edition contains the full text as originally published as well as additional material produced by Wainwright at the time it was written in 1938. To find out more visit The Wainwright Society by clicking here

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The Countrystride Podcasts walks the Pennine Journey
The Countrystride Podcast celebrates the landscapes, culture, heritage and people of Cumbria and the Lake District through a unique blend of immersive field recordings, inspiring commentary and interviews. In the latest podcast John Manning - Cumbria Magazine and Lakeland Walker editor - walks from Dufton to Appleby-in-Westmorland along the Pennine Journey. To listen to the podcast - and view the other excellent podcasts produced thus far, simply click the following link - Countrystride #14: A PENNINE JOURNEY

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Howgills & Limestone Trail book package offer
The Pennine Journey Supporters Club has put together a fantastic opportunity to purchase a signed Howgill and Limestone Trail (HALT) guide book along with the books which inspired the formation of the HALT route, Walks on the Howgill Fells and Walks in Limestone Country.This is a perfect opportunity for Wainwright admirers and long-distance footpath walkers to acquire copies of both these mint condition books (currently out of print) for £6 each when purchased together with a copy of the HALT guide book at £13.99 making a total cost of £28 inc p&p. To view the offer in full detail simply click the following link - Guide Book Offer
The HALT guidebook package offer

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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.


For help with all things Viewranger works visit their support pages at
https://support.viewranger.com/index.php

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A re-shaped team to help carry the PJSC forward
Following the 2018 AGM, which was held at Kirkby Stephen Hostel, a re-shaped team was voted into office to build upon the fantastic foundation already in place and widen the awareness of the Pennine Journey.
click here to read more

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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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