Walking the Pennine Way

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Walking the Pennine Way

Whether starting or finishing in beautiful Kirk Yetholm ,in the Scottish Borders and just 7 miles from Kelso, you will find this 270 mile walk along the Pennine Way to be most exhilarating, as it takes you through the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, and Northumberland .
Journey across both the Cheviot and Pennine hills, cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Follow the Settle to Carlisle railway or perhaps steer yourself towards Howarth , home to the Brontes, one of the foremost literary families of Britain. You might even chose to tarry a while at the Roman marvel that is Hadrian’s wall, constructed around AD 122.

In Kirk Yetholm, first mentioned in the 13th century , you will most likely seek refreshment at the Border Hotel, where you can partake of splendid ales and first class food.

Kirk Yetholm was for centuries the Scottish home of the Romani peoples.(Gypsies) and here the last King of the Gypsies was crowned in 1898. A memorial stone celebrating the Gypsies can be found on the village green, whilst the Gypsy Palace, home to the last king , is also located within the village.