The Pennine Journey is a challenging walk of 247 miles based on Alfred Wainwright’s 1938 expedition to Hadrian’s Wall and back from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and unusually for a long distance walk it is circular, starting and finishing in Settle.
The walk heads up the eastern side of the Pennines through the Yorkshire Dales before taking in stretches of County Durham and arriving at Hadrian’s Wall. The Wall is followed for 21 miles before heading down the western side of the Pennines.
The nature of the walk means it is relatively easy to divide up the walking days in a way to suit you as the route passes through many villages and small towns. The route will normally take around 18 days but the possibilities are endless.
One of the most important things is careful planning and preparation, there is plenty of information and services to help with route planning, and accommodation booking.