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Heart of the Pennine WayHeart of the Pennine Way

by Tony & Chris Grogan
ISBN: 978-0-9559987-9-9
Published by: Skyware Ltd.
Date of publication: April 2015
Price: £9.99
Paperback, A5, 210 mm x 148 mm, stitch fold, full colour
84 pages with 78 full colour photos, 61 full colour strip maps and 14 other maps.
Each copy comes in a free (optional) weather-resistant plastic wallet.

The Mid Pennine Way is a 165-mile walk from Hebden Bridge to Hadrian's Wall along the very heart of Britain's premier National Trail.

The Mid Pennine Way makes a fine long distance walk in its own right, and can be easily completed within a fortnight’s holiday. Or it can be tackled in several stages using the beautiful and iconic Settle to Carlisle railway to access the route at key points.

With full colour large-scale maps of the entire route, this guide will make the practical task of route-finding easy.

And for those who don't like to leave any unfinished business, this guide contains additional detailed mapping to the whole of the 268-mile Pennine Way National Trail.


Sample Pages - click on each for preview

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Please note: facsimile reproduction for screen cannot match quality of printed version

Bridget & David walk the Mid Pennine Way, late September 2015


Dropping into Swaledale Canalside, Hebden Bridge Gargrave Malham Cove Horton-in-Ribblesdale Great Shunner Fell Thwaite Low Force, Teesdale High Cup Nick Dufton Tall cairn on Cross Fell Communal latrines, Housesteads
Scenes from Heart of the Pennine Way

"Whether I was walking the whole of the 268 miles, or just the 165-mile “heart” that Tony and Chris describe, I would take this book with me." -
Keith Wadd,
West Riding Rambler

"A great addition to the Pennine Way guidebook canon." -
Allan Tunningley, Westmorland Gazette

"The book is well written and comes with good colour maps at 1:25 000 of the whole route which shows every wall, gate and stile" -
Chris Sainty,
PWA Newsletter

"Tom Stephenson, a generous man with a passion to encourage everyone to enjoy the open spaces and footpaths of his beloved Pennines, would have been truly delighted" -
Colin Speakman
Yorkshire Dales Review

"Skyware Press has produced half-a-dozen equally impressive publications over the past few years" -
Jim Greenhalf,
Telegraph & Argus

"Heart of the Pennine Way includes all the best features from Hebden Bridge northwards ... And at 165 miles it’s easily doable in a fortnight’s holiday. " -
Roger Ratcliffe, Yorkshire Post

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