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New long distance trail to be launched

Posted 6 April 2010
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New long distance trail to be launched
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A new long distance trail based on a walk undertaken by Alfred Wainwright will be launched this month.

In 1986, the author published A Pennine Journey, featuring his 1938 trek from Settle in North Yorkshire, through the Yorkshire Dales and along Hadrian's Wall to Northumberland and back.

Wainwright Society member John Burland told Grough the book was only written after the author was reminded about his unpublished notes on the trip in 1982.

Now the 247-mile trail is being formally launched by the society on April 17th, with a new guidebook being produced.

Those keen to don their hiking boots and take on the trail may wish to visit their nearest Go Outdoors store to stock up on other walking equipment as well.

The Wainwright Society will launch the book with a nine-mile trek along part of the route, near Settle, on April 17th.

Other commemorative events run by the society will include a walk to Orrest Head on June 7th, to mark the 80th anniversary of the author's first trip to the Lake District.