The Pennine Way: A Walker’s Guide

The Pennine Way: A Walker’s Guide

Author: Chris Sainty

ISBN: 9781780913797

  • $18.00


The Pennine Way: A Walker’s Guide is an amazingly detailed route description of the Pennine Way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, which with spectacular photographs, provides an ideal companion to Ordnance Survey maps of the trail.

The route description is divided into 19 daily sections, each with a photograph capturing an essence of that day’s walk. Highlighted in the text are points of interest plus snippets of both current and historical information.

The book contains a unique insight into the trail’s history. It includes minutes of the 1938 Conference which took Tom Stephenson’s inspiration forward, and led to the creation of National Parks and Long Distance Footpaths.

This book will whet the taste buds of individuals or groups intending to walk the trail; those wanting to muse over a past Pennine Way journey; or readers who may never walk it but have a genuine interest in the footpath.

The diverse landscapes encountered along this backbone of England, the seasonal variations, plus the physical and mental challenge make the Pennine Way, in the author’s opinion, Britain’s finest National Trail.

About the Author

Chris Sainty’s passion with the Pennine Way (PW) began at college where he developed an interest in walking. In September 1975 he set off from Kirk Yetholm, but blisters at Alston forced him to retire on that occasion.

However, a seed was sown, and in April 1977 he completed the full route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. Since then, Chris has walked the PW a further 9 times either as a single journey, or in sections to cover the full distance.

Chris became Secretary of the Pennine Way Council (PWA) in 1981, aged 26, and held this post until 2002. He was Editor of the Pennine Way Association’s newsletter for 8 years, and elected Chair in 2008, and again in 2013.


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