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A tribute to Alfred Wainwright – Swarth Fell – Saturday 12th August 2017
Swarth Fell TarnA walk over Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell passing Swarth Fell Tarn to commemorate the naming of this tarn as a tribute to Alfred Wainwright and to mark the extension of the Yorkshire Dales National Park into the Mallerstang Valley and Westmorland Dales.

This is Walk 28 from ‘Walks on the Howgill Fells and Adjoining Fells’ by Alfred Wainwright pictorial guide first published in 1972 and is organised In association with Pennine Journey Supporters Club and Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome group.

Prepare for hillwalking in any weather, packed lunch, dogs on leads.
Moderate 7.25 miles
Meet: 9.30 am Parking area Cotegill Bridge at Aisgill on the B 6259 Kirkby Stephen to Moorcock Inn junction, Garsdale SD 773 969.

Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please contact Ann Sandell on 017683 71976 or via email at waw@uppereden.org.uk

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A tarn to be named in memory of Alfred Wainwright

On the ridge between Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell in Mallerstang in the Eden valley is an unnamed tarn.

Following an initiative by Ron Scholes and David Pitt, president and chairman of the Pennine Journey Supporters Club, the Ordnance Survey have agreed to name the tarn Swarth Fell Tarn ...... read more

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Taxis now listed on the Pennine Journey websiteTaxi firms now listed on the website
We have started to compile a listing of taxi companies along the whole of the Pennine Journey route and these are listed on the Accommodation pages. If you have any recommendations or have used a taxi company that isn't listed on the website then drop us an email using the following link and we will add them - web@penninejourney.org.uk

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First sponsored walk along the Pennine Journey


Bluebell Wood Childrens HospiceA milestone of a different kind has been reached in ‘A Pennine Journey’ with the first use of the whole route for a sponsored walk.  Breaking the ice (but obviously not in June when they did the walk!) is a group from the Milestone Pub at Crystal Peaks, Sheffield who walked the route in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.  View more information about the sponsored walk by clicking the following link
- press release. To help raise money for this cause visit their Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/companyteams/MilestoneWalkers .

To find out more about Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice click here

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The Pennine Journey featured in the September 2016 edition of Country Walking


Front cover of Country Walking - August 2016  issueSeptember's edition of Country Walking featured the Pennine Journey and for those of you who missed it click the following link to download a PDF - Country Walking on the Pennine Journey

Just under 200 copies of the guidebooks were sold as a direct result of this feature so as well as the all-round publicity from the article hopefully some of those who purchased the books will be making plans on walking this excellent long distance trail.

Country Walking have also sent some surplus back copies of the September issue for visitors to the Wainwright Exhibition (see below) in the hope of a modest donation to museum funds so if you haven't yet visited the Wainwright Exhibition in Keswick pop along soon and grab yourself a copy.

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OS Explorer maps now fully show the new 'Pennine Journey'
The Ordnance Survey has released the last Explorer map (307- Consett & Derwent Reservoir) in the series of Explorer maps that now cover the entire 247 mile route. They have also bundled  them together for future journeyers click here to view the map bundle

The Ordnance Survey released new Landranger maps that will also cover the entire Pennine Journey route and these were made available in March 2016.

This is a special time for all AW admirers as it is the first time that a route of his own devising (as near as sensible to his actual route which involved many miles of road walking) is marked on an OS map - especially given his appreciation for the work of the Ordnance Survey of whom he said "I admire their work immensely, being lost in admiration of all their work."



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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