Pennine Way

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The Pennine Way is a long-distance footpath in England. The trail runs 268 miles (431 km) from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park, to end at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.

The path was the 1935 idea of the journalist and rambler Tom Stephenson, inspired by similar trails in the United States, particularly the Appalachian Trail.

The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England". Although not the United Kingdom's longest trail, it is the most well-known and has long been very popular with walkers, some of whom use the many Youth Hostels along the route to break up a trek along the entire path. It is also easy to undertake just a short section of the trail.

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View from the Pennine Way, near Marsden
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The paved surface of the Pennine Way on Black Hill

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