Author, Paddy Dillon, is an experienced walker and writer, with roots close to the Pennine Way. He has walked the entire trail four times and explored many parts on dozens of occasions, throughout the seasons, in all kinds of weather.
Decades of experience of the Pennine Way are reflected in this definitive guide which, though excellent use of clear maps, cross-sections, summaries, tables and attractive illustrations, is ideal to encourage and prepare others to tackle this popular, long-established trail. Paddy used a tablet computer to write whilst walking. His descriptions are precise, having been ‘penned’ at the very point at which readers use them.
If used, hand-in-hand, with Andrew McCloy’s recent book – ‘The Pennine Way – the Path, the People, the Journey’- you will have the perfect combination of current and background information to accompany you on this iconic journey. Particularly useful are up-to-date summaries of accommodation, who to contact if baggage transfers are needed, plus detailed guidance on what to take, money (not all food and accommodation providers accept credit cards), emergencies and managing first and last nights.
Paddy Dillon writes: “The Pennine Way seems to be enjoying a surge of popularity. [It] remains the toughest of the National Trails; one that every long-distance walker should aspire to. Long may it enjoy a future as part of Britain’s rich outdoor heritage.”
265½ miles, described from south to north in 20 stages of 6½ -19½ miles. Published this month, this fully revised 4th edition has a PVC sleeve and includes a separate 1:25k map booklet.