Pennine Way

(268 miles, 16/19 days)

General Overview

The Pennine Way is the most famous and well used (possibly not well loved!) long distance footpath in Britain stretching from Edale in the High Peak of Derbyshire all the way to Kirk Yetholm, a pretty Northumberland village in the Scottish borders. It stretches through the backbone of northern England and is characterised by long stretches of bleak moorland. However it is a genuine challenge and the landscape may be tough underfoot, particularly in wet conditions, but it’s fantastic to look at. From the moors of the High Peak, the trail goes through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales before passing Kielder Forest and the tranquillity of Border Country. The Pennine Way is the original National Trail which was devised by Tom Stephenson in 1935 and opened 30 years later, reasonably well waymarked with most walkers seemingly experiencing difficulties on the lower ground and not on the higher moors where the trail is well trod. Most people tend to go south to north, principally as walking in to the sun (!?!) or more likely the prevailing weather is not particularly appealing.

Suitable For; the Pennine Way is long and quite hard but achievable for anyone with the time and will power

Map

The maps run from from South at Edale to the north at Kirk Yetholm. They will be published shortly

 

Edale to Crowden 16 miles

Crowden to Todmorden via Marsden 22 miles

 

Todmorden to Haworth via Hebden Bridge 19 miles

Haworth to Malham via Gargrave 21 miles

Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale 15 miles

Horton in Ribblesdale to Hawes 14 miles

Hawes to Tan Hill via Keld 17 miles

Tan Hill to Middleton in Teesdale 18 miles

Middleton in Teesdale to Dufton 19 miles

Dufton to Alston 19 miles

Alston to Greenhead 20 miles

Greenhead to Wark vis Haltwhistle 17 miles

Wark to Byrness 21 miles

Byrness to Barrowburn 16 miles

 

Barrowburn to Kirk Yetholm 12 miles

Maps required: O/S 1.25,000 (south to north). OL1, OL21, OL2, OL30, OL19, OL31, OL43, OL42, OL16

Places to Stay

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Useful Links

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway/

http://www.penninewayassociation.co.uk/

Personal Journey

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Day-by-day

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