The Pennine Way National Trail is a 268 mile (429 Km) long distance path from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. It crosses some of the finest upland landscapes in England, from the Peak District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviots. It was the very first National Trail, and celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2015 and remains one of the most famous and challenging.
Highlights include Kinder Scout, Stoodley Pike, Top Withins, Malham Cove, Pen-y-ghent, Great Shunner Fell, Tan Hill (2 miles from Frith Lodge), High Force, Cauldron Snout, High Cup Nick, Cross Fell, Hadrian’s Wall and The Cheviot.
You can spend as little or as long as you like walking on the Pennine Way. Some people like to walk the full length between Edale and Kirk Yetholm in one hit. Others like to spend a week, a few days or even a day at a time over a period of months and years. We have had guests who have spent many years ticking off sections, some going back over favourite ground many times!
Most full length walkers allow between 16 to 19 days to walk the Pennine Way with some including rest days.
One of the most important things is careful planning and preparation, this walk takes you to some beautifully remote areas where weather conditions can change in minutes, so good navigation skills are essential.
There is plenty of information and services in the links below to help with route planning, and baggage transport as well as finding accommodation.