High Blean B&B Bainbridge: Only 500 yards from the route of A Pennine Journey

A Pennine Journey is  another addition to the growing number of long distance footpaths, which provide extensive access to the countryside. This route is inspired by a walk  of 211 miles taken by Alfred Wainwright in 1938, though today it has been extended to 247 miles.

Low Blean seen from High Blean B&B Baindbridge and Semer Water

Low Blean seen from High Blean

High Blean B&B, sits just 500 yards off the suggested route for day three, Buckden to Gunnerside.  Having left Buckden and climbed up through Cray, onto Kidstones and taken the Stake Road over to Stalling Busk the path passes the church ruins and skirts Semer Water to emerge at Low Blean.

While the official route starts and ends in Settle, the  walk being circular affords the possibility  to start and end the walk at any point on the route. We recently had guests following the route,  who having started in Settle  had then walked directly from Horton-in-Ribblesdale for their day two, and were walking onto Tan Hill the following day.

A Pennine Journey written and sketched in the Wainwright style of a walk Yorkshrie

High Blean gets a mention.

There is a lovely little book to accompany the walk, which is written and illustrated in the distinctive “Wainwright” style and would be nice to have even if not doing the walk: High Blean is shown on the sketch map at page 43.

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