Celebrations planned to mark 50th anniversary of Pennine Way in the Peak District

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The Peak District village of Edale is at the heart of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way.

Britain’s first National Trail opened on April 24, 1965, with the official starting point in Edale.

To mark the 50th anniversary, a new starting point has been created and children from Edale Primary School have contributed to a time capsule.

The Moorland Visitor Centre in the village will be the focal point for community celebrations over the weekend, with talks and displays, demonstrations of local crafts and folk music.

On Sunday, April 26, three guided walks of varying lengths and difficulty will be organised.

The Pennine Way starts at Edale and ends at Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.