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 North Pennines Walking Festival

Sat 26th Sept - Sun 4th Oct 2015  

Pennine Way National Trail - 50th Anniversary

This year’s festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the epic Pennine Way National Trail. A large part of the Pennine Way is within the North Pennines AONB and a number of the 20 or more walks on offer will include 76 miles of this legendary route from Tan Hill through Middleton in Teesdale, Alston and the South Tyne Valley to Thirlwell Castle on the Roman Wall.
The programme will also feature other long-distance trails within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), including the Weardale & Teesdale Way, South Tyne Trail, Isaac’s Tea Trail, Bowes Loop and Ravenber's Way.
The walks have been selected to suit people of all ages and abilities, from easy ambles to hard treks up some of England’s highest summits.

The programme for this year's festival is nearly complete. We have one or two details to finalise before we are able to fully promote it - hopefully you will like the walks we have included.

The full programme will be available on the Friends new website which will go live on Monday 13th July and bookings will start immediately from then.

If you have any urgent queries in the interim, please contact us on or phone 07935 337210.

Festival Partners

The North Pennines Walking Festival is hosted by The Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with:

View of Blanchland
Hay meadow flowers
Cauldron Snout