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Countrystride #14: A PENNINE JOURNEY - Life-changing walks

May 29, 2019

…in which we are joined by Cumbria Magazine and Lakeland Walker editor John Manning to walk from Dufton to Appleby-in-Westmorland along the Pennine Journey, the long distance footpath inspired by Alfred Wainwright’s 1938 ramble through the hills of northern England.

 

As we walk - through bluebell woods and down cloistered ghylls - John discusses his life-changing experience on the Pennine Way, explains why Lakeland needs protecting more than ever, talks about kindness in remote places and reveals why Helvellyn holds a special place in his heart.

 

• For more information on the Pennine Journey long distance path see: penninejourney.org.uk

 

 

Dufton village green. 

 

 John and Dave climb out of Dufton Ghyll. The big tree is a sweet chestnut - rare in Cumbria.

 

Blue skies and big views.

 

 Flakebridge Wood - an ocean of blue.

 

Nearing Appleby-in-Westmorland.

 

 Journey's end in Appleby-in-Westmorland. Fresh Scones Daly.

 

 Our route for the day's walk.

 

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