tudor queens series eleanor oliphant book price comparison katie fforde twitter
Search our site
A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith Read the opening extract of the brand new Alexander McCall Smith book before its publication on 03/08/2017

The Pennine Way by Roly Smith, John Morrison
  

The Pennine Way

,

RRP £16.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

The Pennine Way by Roly Smith, John Morrison

The Pennine Way is the first, and some would say the toughest, of Britain's National Trails. It runs for 256 miles up from Edale in the Peak District along the crest of the Pennines - sometimes known as the Backbone of England - and the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland across the Scottish Border to the village of Kirk Yetholm. The idea of access campaigner and outdoor journalist Tom Stephenson in 1935, the Pennine Way took 60 years to come into being, and is now probably the best-known test of long distance walking in the country. This book is a celebration, rather than a guide to the Pennine Way. While covering the important highlights, it does not stick to the designated route religiously but meanders from the official path where there are points of interest along the way. Illustrated by John Morrison's perceptive photography and award-winning writer Roly Smith's insightful prose, The Pennine Way is at once a beautiful and refreshingly different look at the grand daddy of our long distance footpaths.

Reviews

With an eloquent mix of history and personal recollection, Roly Smith paints a vivid picture of how Tom Stephenson battled against the authorities before finally prevailing with his plan to see free access from Edale to Scotland over some of the most fiercely protected grouse moors in England. The quality of John Morrison's photography gives due credit to the grand-daddy of our long distance paths; from limestone pavements to gritstone moors, the pages make the route come alive in the reader's living room. Footsteps


About the Author

ROLY SMITH is a freelance writer, editor and consultant and the author of over 60 books on walking and the countryside. He was recently dubbed 'Mr Peak District' by his local newspaper. Based in Bakewell in the heart of the Peak, Roly was formerly Head of Information Services to the Peak District National Park - Britain's busiest - before taking voluntary early retirement in 1997 to concentrate on his freelance career. Previous to that, he enjoyed a 20-year award-winning career in journalism. He was chairman of the Outdoor Writers' and Photographers' Guild from 1990 to 2002 and was made an honorary life member in 2005. John Morrison specializes in photographs of the north of England. He has published more than forty books as a photographer, author or both.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

2nd June 2011

Author

Roly Smith, John Morrison

More books by Roly Smith, John Morrison
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
112 pages

Categories

Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
Photographs: collections
Walking, hiking, trekking

ISBN

9780711230248

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools