The beginning of the end - the pennine way


Over the years I've walked along stretches of The Pennine Way as it passes through some of Northumberland's best landscapes. The year before last I decided it would be good to actually do The Pennine Way, or at least the stretch of it that passes through Northumberland, which is a fair chunk of it! And, as I was going to walk the Northumberland stretch, it made sense to do The Pennine Way the wrong way round and start at the end, which is just over the border in Scotland at Kirk Yetholm. This seemed like a good idea - but the thing is the end of The Pennine Way is amazing and I just keep wanting to do it again instead of moving on to the next stretch. I may never actually get any further, but am loving the first bit!


Here are a collection of images taken so far from the beginning of the end of The Pennine Way, from Kirk Yetholm to The Schil, taking both the low level and high level routes - going out via the low level and then returning via the high level route makes for an excellent circular walk.


August 2020 - lots of heather, blue skies, fluffy clouds, tiny lizards and nosy sheep - a glorious late summer's day in big country!

February 2019 - a crisp, clear mid-winter day with gorgeous light.

April 2018 - an incredibly still and beautiful late winter's day up on The Schil summit with rime on the rocks and lots of snow.