The Pennine Way
The Path, the People, the Journey
The Pennine Way is Britain's oldest and best-known long-distance footpath, stretching for 268 miles between Derbyshire Peak District and the Scottish Borders. In this thoughtful and often humorous account, Andrew McCloy explores our enduring relationship with this iconic path.
Conceived in the 1930s, and opened as a National Trail in 1965, the story of the Pennine Way embodies the long struggle for public access to our wild spaces, the creation of our first national parks, and the place of personal challenge and adventure in today's world.
Above all, this is the story of Pennine Way people. As he walks the path from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, Andrew McCloy meets record-breaking walkers, resourceful B&B landladies and hard-working rangers, and finds out what the path has meant for them. He learns how traditional path-building techniques are taming the Pennines' notorious bogs, and celebrates the best of England's high and wild north country. Through changing times and changing fortunes, he explores what singles out this commanding, exhilerating and complex path from every other British trail.
|Title||The Pennine Way|
|Subtitle||The Path, the People, the Journey|
|Release Date||September 2016|
|Printed Pages||240 Pages|
|Size||21.6cm x 13.8cm x 1.5cm|
The Pennine Way | The Path, the People, the Journey
- Company: Cicerone Press
- Product Code: CIC-PW-02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: €12.95