Riders losing their way on the Pennine Way National Trail in the Yorkshire Dales will be a thing of the past, thanks to £7,000 of new signs. Natural England has given a grant to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and staff are currently replacing 95 signs and way markers.

The new signs on the 51-mile section of the Pennine Way National Trail are part of scheme to refurbish the 270-mile National Trail, which runs from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish Borders.

YDNPA Pennine Way Ranger Peter Lambert said: “The signs being replaced vary significantly along the trail and, because many were put up over the years, they are reaching the end of their useful life.”

The new signs will be made of high quality oak and emblazoned with the National Trail Acorn symbol. Distance, designation and destination will also be marked on the road-side signs and at other important points.

“It’s great to see the upgrade completed in the National Park to the high quality standards set out for National Trails. This ensures that the Pennine Way is easy to follow with unobtrusive but clear signage,” said Steve Westwood, Pennine Way National Trail Officer for Natural England.