This new full-colour guide to Britain's best-known and often challenging long-distance walk has all the essential information to help you plan and complete the trip. Whether the route is tackled in its entirety over two to three weeks or enjoyed in several short 'bites', this up-to-date guide gives you all the facts on terrain, mileage, maps, accommodation, transport, etc., as well as a comprehensive description of each section of the walk and its points of interest. A list of interconnecting trails makes it possible to devise any number of circular or linear walks using parts of the Pennine Way. The guide is illustrated throughout with the author's own photographs and sketchmaps. The Pennine Way begins, wholly appropriately, in the centre of England, historically the heartland of the country's outdoor movement. Ringed by motorways and the industrial conurbations of Sheffield, Derby, The Potteries, Manchester and Huddersfield, the 542 square miles (140,000 hectares) of the Peak District National Park contain some of the wildest and loveliest countryside in Britain. This guide has divided the Pennine Way into 16 stages, each ending at a place where accommodation is available. The stages are mostly equivalent to a day's walking, though a few may seem rather on the short or long side. Heading each stage are useful statistics: the distance involved; the main ascents; places on or near the route where refreshments and provisions may be found; access to public transport, if any; types of accommodation on offer; and the OS maps (both Landranger and Outdoor Leisure) covering the stage.