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New books set to be published

may 15, 2017 04:11pm

PDF 0517HHW whole route 01 March.pdf

On Wednesday 31st May four PathMaster Guides are set to be launched at a special afternoon media event at Brougham Hall near Penrith. The product of the last nine months research creating three new holiday walk journeys. First up Great Lakes Connection a superbly scenic 50 mile stroll from Grange-over-Sands to Penrith, linking Windermere and Ullswater. A week's gentle walking that therefore may include two lake-long cruises as a variation to the linear footway.

Castles of Eden a 42-mile hike through the gorgeous Eden, Lyvennet and Lowther valleys, taking in the pure essence of the wider Eden landscape, with lots of history inevitably encountered. Basically it's a four day station to station walk, linking the Settle-Carlisle stations of Kirkby Stephen and Appleby-in-Westmorland and the West Coast mainline at Penrith.

The top billing trail is Hadrian's High Way, in two handy volumes. This magnificent 100-mile journey traces the Roman road structure linking ten Roman forts from the Cumbrian coast at Ravenglass, where there had been a Roman port. Tracking east through the wild and beautiful Lakeland mountains to Brougham, striking across the Eden to accompany the Maiden Way over the high Pennine watershed to Alston and up the South Tyne valley to link up with Hadrian's Wall at Carvoran. The final leg uses the Roman Military Way, as distinct from the National Trail, to reach Housesteads Roman Fort and switches south to effectively end at Vindolanda Roman Fort (for practical purposes Bardon Mill Station on the Tynedale Line). Every inch of the route resonates with history and the purest scenic pleasure. www.hadrianshighway.co.uk


Hadrian's Wall reaches across the Atlantic

december 06, 2016 12:37am


Hadrian's High Way starts here...

november 28, 2016 09:45pm

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