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Wainwright route handed over

Posted 27 January 2012
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Wainwright route handed over
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The Wainwright Society has handed responsibility for a new long-distance footpath to a dedicated group who will take charge of maintaining the 247-mile route.

It has formally passed this duty to the Pennine Journey Supporters' Club, which is looking after a way that commemorates that undertaken by Alfred Wainwright in 1938, which he wrote up in his book A Pennine Journey, Grough reports.

Derek Cockell of the Wainwright Society said: "The name of the new body reflects Alfred Wainwright's membership of Blackburn Rovers Supporters Club at the time he walked his 1938 Pennine Journey."

The path will begin at Settle railway station - where a blue plaque has been put up - and Ordnance Survey maps will include it once the route is finalised.

It features 21 miles of Hadrian's Wall, passes close to the highest point in the Pennines on the summit of Cross Fell (2,930 ft) and visits both the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland national parks, as well as the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyADNFCR-2803-ID-801276428-ADNFCR