Through England, we followed the Alternative Pennine Way, the Offa's Dyke Path and the South West Coast Path. The scenery was wonderfully varied, and as spring turned into summer we were lucky enough to enjoy some fine weather too. Mostly we were walking on well established footpaths, which made navigation far easier than the Scottish section, but the South West Coast Path proved to be a strenuous sting in the tail on the final stretch to Land's End!
After our gloriously indirect route on the Scottish National Trail, for getting through northern England we chose to follow the Alternative Pennine Way – a relatively direct route stretching 250 miles from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders to Youlgreave in Derbyshire. The “standard” route from John o’Groats to Land’s End uses … Read More