Walking The Pennine Way

About the book

Growing up in the 1960s in a small mining village in Derbyshire, trips to the countryside - the great outdoors - were a huge part of Dave Marriott's life. Leaving the village was an adventure in itself but the school trip that had the biggest effect on him was the day they visited Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District.

As the noisy party of schoolchildren set off walking through the village and past the Nag's Head pub, Dave spotted a sign that read "Pennine Way". Mesmerised by the beauty of the scenery, he vowed to return and explore this beautiful part of the country one day. And indeed he did, albeit some forty-two years later.

"Where Shall We Walk Today?" is the story of how Dave's dream came true when he and his wife Diane walked all 267 miles of The Pennine Way during three weeks one summer. Join Dave and Diane as they scramble, stumble and stroll their way from Derbyshire to Scotland. Walking boots required; blisters guaranteed!

About the author

Dave Marriott Author
Hi, I'm Dave Marriott...
I was born in 1959 into a coal mining family in the coal mining village of South Normanton in Derbyshire.I grew up in the village, spending large parts of my childhood in the great outdoors.

My book "Where Shall We Walk Today" "Walking The Pennine Way" maps my progress from my childhood right through to, me in my 52nd year, and my wife Diane, completing the 267 miles of The Pennine Way.

I left school at 16 years of age with no qualifications have worked as a motorcycle mechanic, worked in the maintenance department in a knitwear factory, have been a building site labourer and I am now a guitar teacher and author.

I am walking the 270 miles long Pennine Way right now for Derbyshire Autism Services Group because they are a deserving charity. Please click on the link below to donate:


The author.
Myself and Diane in Edale.
Diane on Jacobís Ladder.
Looking back.
Resting on Featherbed Moss.
Hikers breakfast.
Leeds/Liverpool canal Hebden Bridge.
Beautiful countryside.
How far?
Beck Hall Malham.
Fish and Chips in Hawes.
Welcome to Durham.
High Cup, breathtaking!
High Cup.
Hadrianís Wall.
Heading towards Byrness.
Pre dinner pint at ForestView Byrness.
The End in Kirk Yetholm.


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