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A Trip To The Pennines

Welcome to the All English Things blog where this time I take a visit to the Pennines

This week has taken me to Sheffield and Derby home of our suppliers Kitty Fisher, The English Pewter Company and English Trousseau.

I had forgotten how beautiful the countryside is around this area. Having walked the Pennine Way in my youth from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm just over the border in Scotland I distinctly remember how much the scenery changed over the 267 miles it covers.  In real terms 267 miles is not a long way but it certainly felt it when I was walking it! Kinder Down Fall WaterFall in the Pennines The original idea for the Pennine way came from Tom Stephenson in a 1935 and this became England’s first National Trail. It Meanders through the Peak District National Park, South Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines and The Northumberland National Park and Scottish Border. It is known as the toughest long distance trail in the country but with names such as Snake Pass, Jacobs Ladder, Windy Hills, Top Witherns (said to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights) Ribblesadale and Tan Hill (Renound for the hieghest pub in England) how could you not be inspired?View From High Cup Nick on The Pennine Way - The Pennines In fact there is inspiration everywhere and it is not unusual for our suppliers to draw from this beautiful countryside to work on new products. Cartwright and Butler have even named many of their Hampers after the surrounding areas. So if you feel like clearing the cobwebs why not try it and if you cant get there why not taste it.