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#49428 - 02/08/09 10:55 PM any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/=
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#49943 - 07/08/09 09:12 PM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: m/ark]
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No, Wher is it?

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#49948 - 08/08/09 05:50 AM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: BMurray]
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It's probably his idea of a joke - the Pennine Way dressed in women's clothing.

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#49973 - 08/08/09 08:09 PM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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The Trans Pennine Trail is what we're hearing about - isn't it?

Intersects the Pennine Way in the Longdendale Valley where it uses the former course of the Manchester-Sheffield railway, crosses the A628 Woodhead Pass and drops down to Dunford Bridge where there used to be a decent pub (think it's closed now) and heads east on the same railway.

Might be OK for the cyclists, but I can't imagine ever walking it - actually I can imagine walking it, and it conjures up a dire experience for one who loves the hills and the informality of making his own way.

I've got a feeling it runs between Liverpool and Hull, two of the most "used-to-be" cities in England, if not the world.
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#49985 - 09/08/09 08:42 AM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: Stottie]
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Originally Posted By: Stottie
The Trans Pennine Trail is what we're hearing about - isn't it?

Intersects the Pennine Way in the Longdendale Valley where it uses the former course of the Manchester-Sheffield railway, crosses the A628 Woodhead Pass and drops down to Dunford Bridge where there used to be a decent pub (think it's closed now) and heads east on the same railway.

Might be OK for the cyclists, but I can't imagine ever walking it - actually I can imagine walking it, and it conjures up a dire experience for one who loves the hills and the informality of making his own way.

I've got a feeling it runs between Liverpool and Hull, two of the most "used-to-be" cities in England, if not the world.



yes it does, there are connections from York, and I think there is also a branch going from Hull to Filey.
it is a cycle, walking and think also a bridle path
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#49995 - 10/08/09 01:20 AM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: tim smith]
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The trans-pennine is a west/east trail from Southport, Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Stockport and Hadfield. It then crosses the Peak District,the Longdendale valley via the Longdendale Trail to Woodhead, then down through Dunford Bridge and Penistone, Doncaster, Selby, Hessle, Hull and Hornsea. The European Trail E8 uses part of it. This european trail begins using the north side of the Beara Way, in the Beara peninsula in West Ireland (the most gorgeous trail I have ever walked) and continues accross Ireland getting to East Ireland using the wicklow way, then crosses from Dubling to Liverpool and goes through England to Hull using the trans-pennine way. In Hull it crosses to Holland and continues all the way to Turkey, via Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria and then Turkey. This last portion is unfinished. In England it uses a great portion of the trans-pennine way which in most parts is available to cyclist, riders and Wheel chair users. If any of you wanto check the other European trails, here are teh links

http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/
http://www.era-ewv-ferp.com/index.php?page_id=29t

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#50003 - 10/08/09 09:04 AM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: walkingwoman]
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i think if i had been a bit younger , that would have wetted my appetite
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#50012 - 10/08/09 03:37 PM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: walkingwoman]
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Originally Posted By: walkingwoman
The trans-pennine is a west/east trail from Southport, Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Stockport and Hadfield. It then crosses the Peak District,the Longdendale valley via the Longdendale Trail to Woodhead, then down through Dunford Bridge and Penistone, Doncaster, Selby, Hessle, Hull and Hornsea. The European Trail E8 uses part of it. This european trail begins using the north side of the Beara Way, in the Beara peninsula in West Ireland (the most gorgeous trail I have ever walked) and continues accross Ireland getting to East Ireland using the wicklow way, then crosses from Dubling to Liverpool and goes through England to Hull using the trans-pennine way. In Hull it crosses to Holland and continues all the way to Turkey, via Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria and then Turkey. This last portion is unfinished. In England it uses a great portion of the trans-pennine way which in most parts is available to cyclist, riders and Wheel chair users. If any of you wanto check the other European trails, here are teh links

http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/
http://www.era-ewv-ferp.com/index.php?page_id=29t

That trans european trail sounds good and I might consider it next year if I can get a month off work, but to be still be a proper challenge like all good long distance walks are meant to be is it considered acceptabe to take a ferry from Dublin to Liverpool and Hull to Holland ?

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#50015 - 10/08/09 03:55 PM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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I am not sure that I could manage the alternative although rumour has it that someone used to be able to do it!
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#50037 - 10/08/09 11:38 PM Re: any one done the trans penine way ?+?+/= [Re: Harland]
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Lounge Lizard: Do you realize that the E8 is about 4390 km long? Even if you walk very fast non-stop, not sleep, no-food and yes....no ale...you will have to walk 146 km/day (91.25 miles) at a speed of 6.08 km (3.8 miles/h) to do it in a 30 day month?

Now... if you take 8 hours of sleep, food, drink and other activities, then you will have to walk for 16 hours/day at a speed of 9.12 km/h (5.7 miles/hour). As the ferries are part of the design of the journey, you should feel no guilt about it, but should think about how many hours do the two ferries take.

Nevertheless...if you take the challenge :-), I have lots of info on the Irish bit. I did this bit and then I realized that after Ireland, it was turning into a very boring walk and quit. Look at the other E trails, I believed that some of them are far more interesting.

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