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Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm

Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm

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Contents list


Contents list | Introduction | About the Pennine Way | Practical information for the walker | Itineraries | Using this guide | Sample route guide: Calder Valley to Ickornshaw | GPS waypoints


 

INTRODUCTION

About the Pennine Way
History 9 – How difficult is the Pennine Way? 10
How long do you need? 12 – When to go 13

PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK

Practical information for the walker
Route finding 17 – GPS 17 – Accommodation 19
Food and drink 23 – Information for foreign visitors 26
Money and other services 28 – Walking companies 28
Walking with dogs 29

Budgeting  30

Itineraries
Village and town facilities 32 – Suggested itineraries 37
The best day and weekend (two-day) walks 39

What to take
Travelling light 44 – How to carry your luggage 44 – Footwear 45
Clothes 45 – Toiletries 46 – First-aid kit 47 – General items 47
Sleeping bag 47 – Camping gear 48 – Maps 48
Sources of further information 50

Getting to and from the Pennine Way
Getting to Britain 52 – National transport 53 – Local transport 54
Public transport services 54 – Public transport map 56

PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURE

Conserving the Pennines
Government agencies and schemes 61
Campaigning and conservation organisations 64

Flora and fauna
Wild flowers, grasses and other plants 65
Trees, woods and forests 67 – Birds 68 – Mammals 73 – Reptiles 75

PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING & OUTDOOR SAFETY

Minimum impact walking
Economic impact 76 – Environmental impact 77
Access and the right to roam 79

Outdoor safety
Avoidance of hazards 81 – Weather forecasts 82 – Blisters 83
Hypothermia 83 – Hyperthermia 84 – Sunburn 84
PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE & MAPS

Using this guide  85

Edale 87

Edale to Crowden 90 (Upper Booth 92, Snake Pass 97,
Torside 100, Padfield & Hadfield 100, Crowden 100)

Crowden to Standedge 102 (Standedge 107, Diggle 108)

Standedge to Calder Valley 110 (Mankinholes 116,
Todmorden 116, Hebden Bridge 119)

Calder Valley to Ickornshaw 122 (Blackshaw Head 123,
Colden 123, Widdop 127, Ponden 127, Stanbury 128, Haworth 130, Ickornshaw 136, Cowling 136)

Ickornshaw to Malham 136 (Lothersdale 138, Earby 143,
East Marton 143, Gargrave 145, Airton 146, Kirkby Malham 149,
Malham 149)

Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale 153
(Horton-in-Ribblesdale 160)

Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes 162 (Hawes 168)

Hawes to Tan Hill 174 (Hardraw 176, Thwaite 179, Muker 180, Keld 180, Tan Hill 184)

Tan Hill to Middleton-in-Teesdale 184 (Bowes 190,
Baldersdale 195, Lunedale 195, Middleton-in-Teesdale 195)

Middleton-in-Teesdale to Dufton 200 (Holwick 202, High
Force 202, Forest-in-Teesdale 206, Langdon Beck 206, Dufton 214)

Dufton to Alston 215 (Garrigill 222, Alston 222)

Alston to Greenhead 227 (Knarsdale 230, Greenhead 235)

Greenhead to Bellingham 236 (Burnhead 240,
Once Brewed 242, Stonehaugh 246, Bellingham 248)

Bellingham to Byrness 252 (Byrness 259)

Byrness to Kirk Yetholm 262 (Upper Coquetdale 268,
Kirk Yetholm 273, Town Yetholm 275)

APPENDICES & INDEX

Map keys 276       GPS waypoints 277       Index 284

DISTANCE CHART  290

OVERVIEW MAPS & PROFILES  292

Pennine Way: Edale to Kirk Yetholm

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