Pennine Way, Derbyshire / by Jon Norris

Pennine Way signpost near Snake Road, Derbyshire, UK  [iPhone XS, ISO 25, 4.25 mm, f/1.8 at 1/1,900 sec]

Pennine Way signpost near Snake Road, Derbyshire, UK [iPhone XS, ISO 25, 4.25 mm, f/1.8 at 1/1,900 sec]

April 2019 | Hamburg | Joshua Tree National Park | Edale

The Pennine Way was the first long-distance footpath established in the UK back in 1965. The trail runs 268 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.

I first walked the Pennine Way back in 1985 and have been wanting to repeat the walk for a long time. I had the opportunity this month as I had a long weekend in the UK between two conferences … so repeated the first two days of the walk. The weather was incredible (for April in the UK) … sunny days and a clear sky. This taster has given me the impetus to plan to repeat the whole walk in the next couple of years.