This is an archived press release
Friday 23 June 2017
The very first ‘Official’ Pennine Way Beers will be launched on Friday 30th June. Launch events will take place at three iconic locations along the trail. A free guided walk, led by a Pennine Way Ranger, is on offer at each location, followed by the opportunity to be among the first to sample the beer in a local pub.
“Pennine Light” brewed by The Nook Brewhouse in Holmfirth will be launched in Edale, the official start point of the Pennine Way, in Britain's original national park. A free guided walk up Kinder Scout will be followed by the opportunity to sample the ale in the Old Nag’s Head. To book your place contact Heather.email@example.com or
“Pennine Ambler” brewed by Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery will be launched in Horton in Ribblesdale. A free guided walk up Pen-y-ghent will be followed by a chance to sample the beer in the Crown Hotel.
“Pennine Walker” brewed by Hadrian and Border Brewery will be launched in Kirk Yetholm, the official end point of the Pennine Way. A free guided walk onto the Border Ridge will be followed by a chance to sample the ale in the Border Hotel.
The maintenance of the Pennine Way will benefit from a financial contribution from each pint or bottle that is sold, so do join us and raise a glass to the Pennine Way! Further details about each beer, the breweries, and the launch events are available online at www.penninewaybeer.co.uk.
The Trail manager, Heather Procter said: “The three beers will become more widely available over the course of this summer, so do look out for the iconic Pennine Way logo on the pump clips in your local. By buying a pint of Pennine Way beer you will be doing your bit to protect and restore this classic long distance trail.”
Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park which is home to Edale and the official start of the Pennine Way, said: “This is a great way to celebrate the Pennine Way and our trail walking heritage. Every glass of Pennine beer that’s sold will be helping look after this iconic route – that’s worth saying ‘Cheers!’ to.”