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News items related indirectly to the Pennine Way.

North Pennines Walking Festival

The North Pennines Walking Festival, which runs from 28th September to the 6th October 2013 is a new walking festival which celebrates artists and writers, the most famous of which is WH Auden, who have drawn their inspiration from the … Continue reading

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A Warning About a Nikwax Scam!

We have received the following information from Nikwax that we are passing on as we know many of our members will use Nikwax on their walking gear. It has come to our attention that an email scam using the Nikwax … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Walkers Come to Grief Crossing Bridges on Your Land!

Do you have a bridge or public footpath crossing your land? If so you should ensure they are in a fit state for walkers now that the summer is approaching. That’s the message from rural estate agent Smith Gore, which … Continue reading

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Awards from Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park recently announced the winners of its 2012 Awards. The Awards were established to recognise and reward the efforts of individuals, businesses and community groups who are helping the National Park Authority and its partners to achieve the … Continue reading

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The Village TV Show on BBC1

Any walker watching The Village on BBC1 who thinks the village in question looks familiar is right! This six part play by BAFTA Award winner Peter Moffat follows the life and times of one village from the summer of 1914 … Continue reading

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A Historic Photograph!

The above photograph  taken at Birkdale Farm in Upper Teesdale  in 1948 shows from left to right  Barbara Castle (then aged 38), Fred Willey(38), Arthur Blenkinsop(37), George Chetwynd(32), Tom Stephenson(55), Hugh Dalton(61) and Julian Snow (38) planning the route of … Continue reading

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