Walking in the North Pennines
50 Walks in England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
By Paddy Dillon
This guidebook describes 50 day walks across the North Pennines, England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in parts of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Most of the routes are circular and they range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping.
Seasonsall year round - region famous for its bleak and blustery weather!
CentresHexham, Consett, Barnard Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Appleby and Brampton
Difficultya variety of terrain from riverside strolls and old railway trackbeds to rugged moorland; walks up to 14 miles (23km) in length but nothing difficult; ability to navigate essential because of changing weather conditions
Must SeeEngland's last wilderness; Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Vale of Eden; fascinating geology eg the Whin Sill (first Geopark in England in 2003); rich industrial heritage (eg Killhope lead-mining museum)
A guidebook to day walks in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. The book includes 50 walks exploring England's 'last wilderness', ranging from 5 miles (8km) to 14 miles (23km). The walks, which work well from bases such as Hexham, Barnard Castle, Alston, Kirkby Stephen and Appleby are mostly circular, with a smaller selection of linear routes, and there is something to suit all abilities over a variety of terrain.
Route descriptions are illustrated with OS 1:50,000 mapping and colour photographs, and the book includes details of local transport services, accommodation and tourist information centres. The walks cover a variety of terrain, from flat railway trackbeds to pathless moorland, and provide the opportunity to explore the striking geological features and fascinating industrial heritage of the area.
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.View author profile
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