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Plaque commemorates Wainwright trek

Posted 26 September 2011
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Plaque commemorates Wainwright trek
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A long walk believed to have been the first of its kind undertaken by outdoors author Alfred Wainwright has been commemorated with the unveiling of a special plaque.

Members of the Wainwright Society went to Settle Rail Station on Saturday (September 24th) to unveil the memorial to the 1938 trek undertaken by the author, which was to remain unpublished for half a century.

A Pennine Journey was published shortly before the author died, covering the trek undertaken through the Yorkshire Dales and around Hadrians' Wall, covering over 200 miles and being written in the context of the looming threat of war.

Those who like to get their hiking boots on and take on major challenges could soon be repeating the author's trek, as moves are being finalised to establish the walk as a waymarked route.

Other Pennine long distance challenges include the official Pennine Way, which stretches from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, just across the Scottish border.