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Series about Britain's first national trail. Paul Rose discovers how the route, which stretches from the Peak District in Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders, has changed.

Explorer Paul Rose swaps Antarctica and the world's deepest oceans for the Pennine Way - Britain's first national trail, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.

At 268 miles long, the Pennine Way stretches from the Peak District in Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders. Paul discovers how much has changed along the route in the last half-century - and finds out how the Pennine Way owes its existence to the right-to-roam movement in the 1930s.

Paul hears about ghostly sightings along the trail and also meets actor and director Barrie Rutter to explore the literary roots of the south Pennines.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Nov 2018 19:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Paul Rose
Participant Barrie Rutter
Producer Paul Greenan
Executive Producer Nicola Addyman

Broadcasts

  • Fri 10 Apr 2015 19:30
  • Mon 27 Jul 2015 19:30
  • Mon 9 Jul 2018 19:30
  • Fri 23 Nov 2018 19:30

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