I split this walk into sections. The Mary Towneley Loop passes very close to the family home, so I had a three day walk while visiting back in 2013, leaving two linear sections, north and south.
During an extended visit, between the summer job and another trip to New Zealand, I headed to Kirby Stephen and camped for a night before walking the northern section southwards, including the ten mile Settle Loop. After a few days rest, I made my way to Stoney Middleton to walk the southern section northwards, camping wild before setting out in the early morning.
I'm not convinced about this path being included on the LDWA National Trails Register. It's much more suited to cyclists, with long stretches on roads or disused railways. I'd even feel pity for any horses that are ridden along the entire route. There are nice sections, and I have a soft spot for The Pennines but I won't be recommending this bridleway for walkers, unless you're attempting to complete all the trails on the register.
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