Howgills and Limestone Trail

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Howgills and Limestone Trail
A new 76-mile long-distance walk from Kirkby Stephen to Settle by David and Heather Pitt, who recreated Alfred Wainwright’s famous 1938 ‘Pennine Journey’, with maps by Ron Scholes and illustrations by Colin Bywater. This pictorial guide follows a route through this picturesque area of Cumbria and North Yorkshire - with a short diversion into Lancashire. Based on Wainwright’s Walks on the Howgill Fells and Walks in Limestone Country, it can be linked with the final stages of the Pennine Journey from Kirkby Stephen to Settle to form a 134-mile circular walk. The route has strong associations with railways. It
passes over the spectacular Smardale Gill viaduct, and close to the Stainmore railway, the disused Ingleton-Tebay railway and the Settle-Carlisle railway.

David and Heather Pitt move to a cottage in the Lake District following early retirement from banking in 1991. They enjoy all kinds of walking and were founder members of Bampton Amblers.