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Wainwright route 'to appear on maps'

Posted 9 January 2012
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Wainwright route 'to appear on maps'
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A new official walk commemorating a long-distance trek written about by Alfred Wainwright is nearing completion.

The 247-mile Settle to Hadrian's Wall route is scheduled to open on September 25th 2013, 75 years to the day after the author set off on his walk, the Westmorland Gazette reports.

Among the elements of progress made so far is an agreement that the route will appear on updated editions of Ordnance Survey maps, while the highways authorities will provide waymarks for the route.

In addition to this, a blue plaque marking the start of the walk will be located at Settle station.

The book by Wainwright on the 1938 summer trek provides an insight into a summer when the looming threat of war provided a background context to his rural adventure.

Visitors to the area looking for a long-distance path to enjoy can already walk the Hadrian's Wall Path, experiencing a taste of Britain's Roman history along its 84-mile stretch from Tyneside to the Solway Coast.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801258943-ADNFCR