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The Pennine Way is a 250 to 270 mile (410 to 443 km) trail from Edale in Derbyshire (England) to Kirk Yetholm in Roxburghshire (Scotland). The length of the Pennine Way depends on which guidebook you use, the route you take (there are a couple of options) and any excursions away from the Pennine Way. It was first proposed by the rambler and journalist Tom Stephenson in 1935 and officially opened on 24th April 1965, at a gathering of over 2000 walkers at Malham Moor in the Yorkshire Dales. Since then thousands of people each year have traversed the Pennine Way in part or whole. This first and longest of the English hill-walks is under constant renovation as the effects of so many people are felt. The picture here show the start of the long distance footpath on the optional route which leads up Jacob's Ladder (The other being up Barber Booth), and the path here shows considerable erosion by walkers.