Related Links

Related Links

On this page we have links to sites both directly involved with A Pennine Journey as well as indirect walking related links. Please note that we have no control over external links from this page.

Pennine Journey Related

Sigma Press – publishers of the Pennine Journey guidebook
Colin Bywater – A website showcasing Colin’s Bywaters artwork. Colin did all the illustrations for the A Pennine Journey and Howgills and Limestone Trail pictorial guide books
Landscape Heritage – Ron Scholes personal website. A personal friend of Alfred Wainwright and a travel writer and broadcaster who drew all the maps for the A Pennine Journey and Howgills and Limestone Trail pictorial guide books
Putting ‘A Pennine Journey’ long-distance footpath on the map – read David Pitt’s guest blog on Geovation about the origins of The Pennine  Journey
The Great Outdoors – The creation of a long-distance trail: the story of the modern ‘A Pennine Journey’ – October 5, 2008 proved to be a very memorable day trip for Shane Wilkinson with the focus of attention being to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Wainwright’s A Pennine Journey completion in 1938
In the (trail running) footsteps of Wainwright – Fell runner Brian Melia talks us through his epic 247-mile A Pennine Journey trek

Pennine Journey Journals – Follow the adventures of Fudge, a Cocker Spaniel, along with his human walking companions Dave and Angie Walsh on their long distance trails and day walks all over the UK. Not only has Fudge built an informative website with some cracking photos but he has raised over £17,500 (so far!) for charity.
UK Long Distance Footpaths – A Pennine Journey – Dave Felton has published a fascinating and informative blog about his walk on the Pennine Journey complete with some of the stunning scenery along the route. Dave’s background is in book and digital publishing, including most recently founding Inspired by Lakeland, a Cumbrian publisher specialising in books and gifts relating to wild places.
Endurance Adventures on the Pennine Journey – Steph Cooke runs the Endurance Adventures blog and has recently published an informative account, complete with photos, of her Pennine Journey adventure. – read Phil Catterall’s account of a Pennine Journey walk spread over two years.
Wandering Wayfarer on the Pennine Journey – a 19 day journey on the Pennine Journey – read Cate’s account of her Pennine Journey from 2016


The Howgills and Limestone Trail – The Howgills and Limestone Trail is a 76 mile long-distance walk from Kirkby Stephen to Settle through this picturesque area of Cumbria and North Yorkshire drawing inspiration from Alfred Wainwright’s Walks in Limestone Country and Walks in the Howgill Fells. – Follow the adventures of Fudge, a Cocker Spaniel, along with his human walking companions Dave and Angie Walsh on their long distance trails and day walks all over the UK. Not only has Fudge built an informative website with some cracking photos but he has raised over £17,500 (so far!) for charity.
Dales Way Association – The Dales Way is a long distance footpath of about 80 miles situated in the north of England and running from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.
Long Distance Walkers Association – The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas.
Walk Eden – Information on the Kirkby Stephen area.
Lady Anne’s Way – This classic long distance route passes through stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith.
Pennine Way Association – a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It was founded in 1971 as ‘a focus of public interest’ in Britain’s first and finest long distance footpath.
Happy Hiker – walker friendly accommodation providers, free & simple to follow walks, including GPS downloads and basic advice on a variety of walking issues.
Dales High Way – An exhilarating 90 miles across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales

Resources – A site dedicated to the Cumbria Way walk from Ulverston to Carlisle passing through some of the best scenery that Cumbria and The Lake District has to offer. – a fascinating and in-depth online resource focusing on Alfred Wainwright’s book-related publishing and printing history
Wild Camping on the Pennine Journey– view an excellent video blog of a wild camp along the length of the Pennine Journey by ‘Impala on trail’. Visit the UK Thru Hikers facebook page – A Weardale community website with lots of information on walks in the Weardale area. – With over 17,000 pages of free walking information, “Walking Britain” is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape with the National Parks featuring strongly in the lists of walks. – North East Guides delivers outdoor activity packages in various locations around the area, all designed to make the most of your stay, and give you a positive outdoor experience
The Wainwright Society – a site dedicated to keeping alive the fellwalking traditions promoted by Alfred Wainwright through his guidebooks and other publications.
YHA – YHA offer a wide range of affordable hostels as well as family and activity breaks across England & Wales – from hostels to poshtels.
Ordnance Survey – is Great Britain’s national mapping authority, offering digital and paper map products for a wide range of business and outdoor uses.

Public Transport

Cumbria County Council – Information about bus services across Cumbria
Dalesbus – website designed to help you get around the Yorkshire Dales area using public transport.
Settle Carlisle Railway Line – Train times and news relating to this magnificent railway line.

Baggage Transfer & Holiday Companies

Brigantes – Holiday and / or Baggage Transfer

Weather – up to date weather forecasting
MWIS – The Mountain Weather Information Service


Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue– For over 70 years UWFRA has been rescuing people and animals from the caves, mineshafts, fells and crags of Wharfedale, Nidderdale, Littondale and Mid-Airedale.
Swaledale Mountain Rescue – Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team provides a mountain and cave rescue service within the Swaledale and Wensleydale areas of North Yorkshire.
Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue = The search and rescue team for the Upper Eden Valley in Cumbria
Cave Rescue Organisation – Saving lives above & below ground in the Yorkshire Dales


Cumbria and Dalesman magazines offer great reading for both of these areas
Settle Harriers – Settle Harriers is a small club based at the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales in the North Craven area, in the towns of Settle, Ingleton and Hellifield
Greener Miles Running – an environmentally friendly trail running event company based in the North East of England who use the Pennine Journey as part of their itinerary.

Tourist & Local Information

Alston Tourist Information Centre
Appleby Tourist Information Centre
Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre
Hexham Tourist Information Centre
Horton in Ribblesdale Tourist Information Centre
Ingleton Tourist Information Centre
Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre
Once Brewed Tourist Information Centre
Sedbergh Tourist Information Centre
Settle Tourist Information Centre
Visit Cumbria– Informative and detailed website about evrything Cumbrian.
This is Durham –  the official tourism website for Durham.
Visit Northumberland – a visitors guide to Northumberland
Visit Eden – a visitors guide to the Eden Valley and surrounding areas. 
Visit Sedbergh – all the information you would ever need about Sedbergh and its environs.
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority – Places to visit and things to do in the Yorkshire Dales
Heart of Hadrians Wall – the official web site of the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall Tourism Association.
Friends of the Settle Carlisle Railway Line – one of several organisations supporting the Settle-Carlisle section of the main line from Leeds to Carlisle.

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