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

…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:

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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