Pennine Way

“Explore the spine of England along a rough and often wild moorland trail of the Pennine Way”

(268 miles, 16/19 days)

Walkers on the Pennine Way

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 is surrounded by fantastic scenery.

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.

Near Dufton
Near Dufton

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 more difficulties on the lower ground and not on the higher moors. However well you may think you know our country the Pennine Way will show you something different.

Suitable For; the Pennine Way is long and covers some rough terrain but is achievable for anyone with the time and will power

The Best Itinerary

The itinerary run from from South at Edale to the north at Kirk Yetholm. It is by far the best direction to walk.

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

Hawes from Gayle
Hawes from Gayle

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 via Haltwhistle 17 miles

Wark to Byrness 21 miles

Byrness to Barrowburn 16 miles

Barrowburn to Kirk Yetholm 12 miles


Pennine Way map

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

The Pennine Way Association offers much more details on the walk.


Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian’s Wall

Personal Journey

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Day 1.
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