Britain?s best-known National Trail winds for 256 miles through three National Parks ? the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. This superb footpath showcases Britain?s finest upland scenery, while touching the literary landscape of the Bronte family and Roman history along Hadrian?s Wall.138 large-scale walking maps ? at just under 1:20,000 ? showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features.Guides to 57 towns and villages ? along the wayItineraries for all walkers ? whether walking the route in its entirety or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks.Practical information for all budgets ? Edale to Kirk Yetholm: where to stay (B&Bs, hostels, campsites, pubs and hotels), where to eat, what to see, plus detailed town plansPublic transport information ? all access points on the path.GPS waypoints. These are also downloadable from the Trailblazer website.Now includes extra colour sections: 16pp colour introduction and 16pp of colour mapping for stage sections (one stage per page) with trail profiles.
In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256 mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the other way round: through beautiful and bleak terrain, across lonely fells and into the howling wind, he would be walking home, towards the Yorkshire village where he was born. Travelling as a ´modern troubadour´ without a penny in his pocket, he stopped along the way to give poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs, and living rooms. His audiences varied from the passionate to the indifferent, and his readings were accompanied by the clacking of pool balls, the drumming of rain and the bleating of sheep. Walking Home describes this extraordinary yet ordinary journey. It´s a story about Britain´s remote and overlooked interior - the wildness of its landscape and the generosity of the locals who sustained him on his way. It´s about facing emotional and physical challenges and sometimes overcoming them. It´s nature writing, but with people at heart. Contemplative, moving and droll, it is a unique narrative from one of our most beloved writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Armitage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000119/bk_cnon_000119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.