April 24, 2014

This day in history:
The Pennine Way long distance walk was eventually born on the 24th.April, 1965, and is now very firmly engraved on the face of the land! It was the first of the National Trails to be created and is still , arguably, the toughest. The Pennine Way attracts walkers from all over the world and is described as a 'Challenging trail, wild and spectacular scenery' by The Countryside Agency and 'Challenging' by The Rambler's Association. A. Wainwright said at the end of his 'Pennine Way Companion' `You won't come across me anywhere along the Pennine Way. I've had enough of it.` His own experiences of the walk included getting stuck in a bog up to his waist on Black Hill - he had to be pulled out by a passing National Park warden! read more

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