The Pennine Way is a National Trail which runs 268 miles from Edale in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, throught the Yorkshire Dales North northumberland National Park and ends here in Kirk Yetholm. The path runs along the Pinnine Hills hence the name of the walk. The highest point on the walk is Cross Fell at 893 m (2,930ft) and is a moderate – strenuous walk. The path was the idea of Tom Stephenson, he proposed the consept in an article for the Daily Herald in 1935 and later lobbied Parliament for the creation of an offical trail. The walk was originally planned to finish at Wooler but eventually it was decided that Kirk Yetholm would be the finishing point. The final section was declared open in a ceremony held on Malham Moor on the 24th April 1965. Before the offical opening of the Pennine Way the British Army was invited to test the whole route, a tast which they accomplished in one day.