A beautifully illustrated full colour A5 book detailing the walk described below. Many colour photos and snippets of history throughout the book. This book will not just appeal to walkers but to anyone who loves the scenery and the history of the north of England. Full OS mapping.
Signed copies make a great Christmas or birthday gift.
The Walk – a brief outline
Preston to Hurst Green along the beautiful Ribble Way. Past Brockholes nature reserve, through Tun Brook wood and passing the Roman Museum and St Wilfrid’s church at Ribchester.
Hurst Green to Gisburn. Mostly following the Ribble Way through Tolkien country, past historic Cromwells Bridge, the medieval church of All Hallow’s at Mitton and through Cross Hill nature reserve.
Gisburn to Malham via Paythorne Bridge, Long Preston and Long Preston Beck. Passing Scalebar Force and Attermire Scar.
Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Now mostly following the best bit of the Pennine Way via Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Fountains Fell.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes via Ling Gill nature reserve and bridge, Cam High Road and West Cam road before dropping into Wensleydale (Wallace & Grommit country!).
Hawes to Keld over Great Shunner Fell, through Thwaite and into beautiful Swaledale.
Keld to Bowes. Past the famous Tan Hill pub, over the Sleightholme Beck bridge and using the first part of the Bowes Loop.
Boes to Langdon Beck. A new route through Lartington via Nabb Bridge connecting with the Tees Railway Path. Pausing in Middleton-in-Teesdale before continuing alongside the Tees into Teesdale nature reserve. Pass Low Force and the spectacular High Force waterfalls.
Langdon Beck to Dufton. Continuing at first alongside the river Tees, walking through Falcon Clints, up alongside Cauldron Snout waterfall and then past the incomparable glacial valley of High Cup Nick.
Dufton to Garrigill. After climbing Knock Fell dropping down on the Bridleway running alongside Trout Beck to Troutbeck foot and then left onto the beautiful South Tyne Trail into Garrigill.
Garrigill to Haltwhistle. Initially running alongside the River South Tyne to Alston where we pick up the beautiful South Tyne Trail which follows the disused railway line over Lambley viaduct into Alston.
Haltwhistle to Walton. Linking up to the Hadrian’s Wall national trail via Haltwhistle Burn. The route now heads over the incomparable Walltown Crags, past the roman museums of Carvoran and Birdoswald and then Thirwell Castle. A section of the walked packed with history and remarkable scenery.
Walton to Carlisle. A short day of field and track walking which continues to follow the route of Hadrian’s Wall. Into historic Carlisle via the beautiful Rickerby Park.
Apart from all the scenery and different types of walking involved, there are many interesting churches, pubs, small museums, towns and villages with friendly people, good food and real ale available. Walking is increasingly popular in Britain, a trend accelerated by the pandemic as people recognise the tremendous mental as well as physical benefits of walking.