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This page provides up to the minute changes to the route since the publication of the guide.
There are new maps available to print out and insert into the guidebook to help keep you on the right route.

Day 6 - Langdon Beck (B6277) to Swinhope Head (Weardale)
We have listened very carefully to comments from Monitors and Journeyers who have experienced some route finding difficulties on this stretch of the Pennine Journey
Guide Page 76/77 - click here to view detailed route information

Day 11 Greenhead to Alston
This can be a difficult 17 miles over very wet terrain. 'Black' Hill gives a clue to terrain that seems to have been abandoned by man, with few waymarks PJ or PW, a sodden landscape and a navigational headache to boot. Please use OS maps (43 & 31) on this section. With careful map reading the South Tyne Trail can be used more than is intended on the original route. This will give encouragement and speed progress afoot towards Alston!
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Crowdrundle Bridge

Day 12 – Alston to Milburn
There is now no need for wet feet when crossing Crowdundle Beck as there is now a magnificent footbridge.
Guide page 139

Day 13 Milburn to Appleby

Hunriggs LaneAn issue has arisen between Hungriggs Farm and the road into Appleby

Page 148. At Hungriggs Farm, go through the gate left of the farm buildings to join a track. The majority of this is a private track (see map). The footpath (metal ladder stile) can be found on the left and continues up parallel with the track to meet it at a wooden step stile. Here turn left and follow the track to the T junction. Here revert to the original text.

When you turn left after the wooden step stile, you meet a farm gate near the main road. This has on occasions been padlocked and no attempt should be made to climb it given the amount of barbed wire about. If the gate is locked, retrace your steps for 100 yards looking for a footpath that cuts straight across the field to regain the original route.
Page 148 - click here to download larger version of map

Day 14 Appleby to Kirkby Stephen

Following major redevelopment in the vicinity of Ploughlands, the PJ path has moved.

From the text, walkers will arrive at the concrete road adjacent to the holiday cottages and large pond at Ploughlands. Here there is a clearly signed display board. See photographs.

The subsequent finger post with PJ sign directs you over the brow of the hill to drop down to a bridge/stile. Once over this, head for the metal gate with a half hidden waymark. Through this, follow the hedge on the left through 2 fields to reach the road at GR 749129. Turn left into Little Musgrave to reconnect with the main route.
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Day 15 – Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale Head

A new section of the Pennine Bridleway just beyond High Dyke now makes for an easier descent from the The High Way down to the Moorcock Inn.
Guide page 171 - click here to download new map

Day 16 Garsdale to Sedbergh

This section of the walk is potentially one of the best days if good weather prevails. Although the ground conditions can be very wet and the path as far as Uldale House is often more on the map than on the ground, it is no worse than parts of the route already experienced! Again as long as there is good visibility. We do suggest you have an OS map and compass with you. Do look for the PJ waymarked gate above Rawthey Gill at 745947

When you reach the minor road from Needle House, consider the weather and how much rain has fallen in the last few days. The crossing of Wandale Beck is a major hazard after heavy rain with no stepping stones to help in crossing the beck. Consider turning left on the minor road to the A683. Walk along this very carefully and re- join the route by taking the track crossing at Handley's bridge - page 176

This cautionary note can also apply to the crossing of Backside Beck, named in the text on page 178 but not named on the map. The beck flows through the settlement of Narthwaite and can present a potential hazard after heavy rain. Please consult your map and stay on the A683 as far as the footbridge at the Cross Keys but again please take care. It is a busy road!

Day 17 - Sedbergh to Ingleton
The PJ route now follows the road into Ingleton from Beezley as a payment is now required to walk down by the falls.
Guide page 193 - click here to download new map
Guide page 194 - click here to download new map

Penyghent Route AddendumRoute Addendum
As a response to those journeyers who have queried the omission of Penyghent from the Pennine Journey route, Ron Scholes has produced this ‘merged’ map from his route maps of Penyghent done for the Pennine Journey and Howgills and Limestone Trail guide books. Using this to continue on to the top of Penyghent before dropping down to Horton in Ribblesdale will enable all future journeyers to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks within their Pennine Journey.
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"Something happens to you in the silent places which never could in towns, and it is a good thing to sit awhile in a quiet spot and mediate. The hills have a power to soothe and heal which is their very own." AW in A Pennine Journey

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