Nipani Hostel Fundraiser 24 May 2013 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=58 Lucy Anna Gray will be spending 20 days hiking along the Pennine Way, with only the previsions she carries on her back. All donations towards this difficult feat will go towards the youth hostel in Nipani set up by VAMP.
British Heart Foundation Fundraiser 24 May 2013 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=59 Tom Veitch is walking the Pennine way and part of the St Cuthberts Way, starting Monday the 27th May in support of the British Heart Foundation.
Mountain Rescue - From the Pennines to London 27 March 2013 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=57 Steven Westwood, the Pennine Way National Trail Officer is swapping his natural habitat of the Pennine Hills for the streets of London on April 21st. Steve is a volunteer with the Calder Valley Search and Rescue, and will be running the London Marathon to raise money for Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Over 2,500 volunteers provide the rescue service 24/7 365 days of the year. There are no paid officers. If you would like to sponsor him you can do so at: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mrew
TREK 50 14 March 2013 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=56 On Saturday 22nd June 2013 Manchester based children’s charity MedEquip4Kids is organising Trek50, a 50 mile circular walk for teams of four people, which starts and finishes at Littleborough RFC near Hollingworth Lake. They expect to have 35 teams participating, walking via Blackstone Edge, Hebden Bridge, Widdop Moor, Holme Chapel, Walsden and returning via Blackstone Edge. For more information: Contact Mike Hughson at email@example.com
Cathy Come Home, Vogue on the Pennine Way 25 September 2012 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=55 Wuthering Heights on the Pennine Way is featured in Octobers Vogue. Russian supermodel Kati Nescher tries out this season's cosy knits, overcoats and romantic dress's on the wild and windy moors of Bronte country.
New Official Guide 17 July 2012 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=54 Damian Hall has written a completely new single-volume guide to the entire route of the Pennine Way, with everything a 21st-century walker could want - detailed route descriptions, Ordnance Survey mapping, beautiful colour photography – while telling you everything you could want to know, and with such enthusiasm and indeed passion for one of the great wild-walk challenges of all time, that anyone who reads it will be inspired to give the Trail a try. • Ordnance Survey mapping for the entire route, plus around 300 GPS references • Detailed route descriptions to guide you safely along • Background information on everything from archaeology and history to wild flowers and wildlife • Practical advice on transport, equipment, accommodation and more • Lavishly illustrated with colour photography throughout
Mountain Rescue Fundraiser 16 July 2012 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=53 Michelle Martin and her sons James (12) and Josh (16) along with Mysty their Border Collie are walking the Pennine Way North to South to raise money for Mountain Rescue. You can donate at: http://www.justgiving.com/JamesMartinPennineWay2012 or http://www.justgiving.com/Jamesmartinmountainrescue/
Ashford (Kent) Branch, Royal British Legion & Help the Heroes Challenge 13 April 2012 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=51 To help raise funds for things like the newly established ‘Personnel Recovery Centres’, two members of Ashford (Kent) Branch RBL will be walking the northern part of ‘The Pennine Way’ in late June 2012. Andy Clarke and Tony Hall will start their sponsored walk at Middleton-in-Teesdale on 20 Jun and finish at Kirk Yetholm on 27 Jun 12. This event is also timed to coincide with ‘Armed Forces Week’ and the celebration of the branch’s 90th anniversary supporting serving and retired members of our armed forces and their dependents. Anyone who is interested would be welcome to join us for all or part of the walk, alternatively, if you would care to sponsor us you can do so at the following link - www.bmycharity.com/penninewaywalk . Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on telephone number 07767 382514.
Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way 13 April 2012 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=52 To celebrate the publication of Walking Home: Travels with a Troubadour on the Pennine Way, Faber and Faber invites you to join one of the nations most beloved poets and authors, Simon Armitage CBE, for a very special day walking a section of the Pennine Way. The Walk: Thwaite to Hawes (circa. 10 miles inc. a climb over Great Shunner Fell. Free coach travel from Richmond to Thwaite / Hawes to Richmond provided.) The Date: Saturday, 21st July 2012 Departure Point: Nun’s Close car park, Richmond, 9am Return point: Hawes (exact location to be confirmed), 5.30 pm After party: For those with the energy and the inclination, Simon will be discussing his book, Walking Home, at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond at 7.30pm. Free entrance for anyone who has participated in the day’s walk and drinks and nibbles provided on arrival at the theatre. This will be a popular event, reservation is essential. For more information or to reserve a space please contact Hannah Marshall on 020 7927 3887 or email@example.com
The Spine Race 24 January 2012 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=50 They said it couldn't be done, but how wrong! Incredibly Gary Morrison and Steve Thompson have completed the Spine race in a time of 152 hours and 2 minutes. There incredible achievement is testament to their stoic determination and unbelievable desire to finish the course. Their achievement should be applauded and go down in British Ultra Marathon Running history. The never before attempted winter Pennine Way has been completed and the 'Mori-Thom' record of 152 hours and 2 minutes is the benchmark for all others. This is an incredible achievement and a real inspiration to us all. Steve and Gary we salute you!
Highbarns Bridge Closure 14 October 2011 http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/article.asp?PageId=3&ArticleId=49 The Pennine Way Bridge crossing the Hartley Burn in Nothumberland will be closed for 2 weeks from the 17th October 2011 for a new bridge to be installed. There are several local diversion routes available.