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)
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 90 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written extensively for several outdoor publications and has appeared on radio and television. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several major European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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