Pennine Way

Description

  1. Length of trail 412 km, 256 miles
  2. Length in days 21 days
  3. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  4. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Pennine Way

256 miles, 412 km, 21 days

National Trail

"A long green trail from the Peak to the Cheviots.", Tom Stephenson envisioned in 1935. The Pennine Way became the first National Trail to be opened, and it's still a major landmark on Britain's hiking map. Many people have enjoyed the hike, and the many reports on the web do bear witness of the beauty of the trail.

After the South West Coast Path, the Pennine Way is the longest path in the UK. It is part of the European E2. This is not an easy walk. The route runs through the highest and most desolate parts of the Pennines. In order to walk this trail, you must have a good physical condition, a healthy amount of perseverance, good rain gear and waterproof shoes.

The path picks the wildest and most beautiful parts of northern England, to the border with Scotland: not only the Pennines, but also the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales. Despite its popularity, hikers marvel the solitude encountered in this upland part of northern England.

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 5. in United Kingdom
  • pc22 April 2008
  • Rate 9
  • Positive a very tough walk.....few sign posts..... and often boggy and muddy in bad weather....but its meant t be this way. The elder statesmen of the British long trails. This walk is meant to test you. And its reward is some beautiful scenery across the North of England, some very remote places indeed and a real sense of achievement on arriving at the end. A highlight for me is the tees river.
  • Negative I didn't dislike these things but one should be aware that sign posting is very limited and on some of the remote areas not only is the no signage but in some cases no path to follow either. The weather can often be very poor and visibility low. On Cross fell the winds can be treacherous as a particular wind phenomena called the helm wind exists that can pick up a dog and dump it 100mtrs away.
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe May 2007
  • Rate 8
  • Positive a great variety in moods of the landscape: wild, spacious, rough, green farmer land, the stone walls, the meadows, endless moors, a lot of water, the creeks, centuries of history, the wildlife and the cultural heritage….
  • Negative The (chance of) rain
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Pennine Way

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids The Pennine Way, South: Edale to Bowes | Aurum |
  • Goede beschrijving van de aantrekkelijke route. Kaartmateriaal van Ordnance Survey - de Engelse topografische dienst op een schaal van 1:25.000. Praktische info voor overnachten ed. niet altijd uitgebreid, maar die is op de site van de Ramblers (de engelse wandelorganisatie) te vinden. The Pennine Way is the 268-mile (431-km) National Trail... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
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  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • The National Trails
  • This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails. Presenting the information in a way that allows ease of comparison and contrast, with practical details to help you plan your walk. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Circular Walks Along the Pennine Way
  • Presenting a series of 50 circular walks along and around the Pennine Way, this title also aims to provide an appreciation of this wonderful part of the English Countryside. The walks included were adopted by the Countryside Agency for its 40th anniversary celebration of the Pennine Way, with an event called 'Walk the Way in a Day'. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • In the Footsteps of Wainwright
  • Derry Brabbs spent the best part of a decade taking the photographs for the large-format illustrated walking guides which A. Wainwright wrote from 1984 to 1992, when his legendary series of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells was complete. This is a fascinating account of Derry's training and adventures from his early days as a photographer,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way
  • The Pennine Way, the whole 431-km/268 mile route from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders, in a series of walking guides to the National Trails in England and Wales with colour extracts from the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series at 1:25,000 showing points along the route cross-referenced to the text. The maps... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way: Part 2, North - Teesdale to Kirk Yetholm
  • The northern part of the Pennine Way from Teesdale to Kirk Yetholm presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Maps in this series present each route in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way: Part 1, South - Edale to Teesdale
  • The southern part of the Pennine Way from Edale to Teesdale presented in eight stages at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Footprint Walks in their series covering long-distance hiking routes. Contours are at 100 feet intervals, with spot heights also shown in feet. Maps in this series present each route in separate... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Map No. 75, Berwick-upon-Tweed, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Wooler, Ilderton, Old Bewick, North Charlton, Rock, Empleton, Chillingham, Warenford, Chatton, Beadnell, Seahouses, Bamburgh, Belford, Doddington, Kirknewton, Milfield, Ford, Holburn, Lowick, Fenwick, Bowsden, Duddo, Ancroft, Norham, Scremerston,... Read more
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  • Ordnance Survey , United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Ordnance Survey , United Kingdom
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kelso and Coldstream
  • Map No. 74, Kelso and Coldstream, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Jedburgh, Duns, Oreston, Longformacus, Chirnside, Foulden, Hutton, Paxton, Whitsome, Polwarth, Westruther, Blythe, Bassendean, Greenlaw, Swinton, Horncliffe, Norham, Leitholm, Eccles, Gordon, Legerwood, Earlston, Stichill, Castle Heaton, Ford,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • Ordnance Survey , United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Blackburn and Burnley
  • Map No. 103, Blackburn and Burnley, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Darwen, Wheelton, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Holme Chapel, Accrington, Great Harwood, Mellor Brook, Ribchester, Padiham, Whalley, Longridge, Nelson, Trawden, Colne, Barley, Cowling, Clitheroe, Chipping, Whitewell,... Read more
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Manchester
  • Map No. 109, Manchester, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Bolton, Warrington, Appleton Thorn, Mere, Wilmslow, Bramhall, Poynton, New Mills, Cheadle, Lymm, Altrincham, Stockport, Romiley, Sel, Irlam, Clucheth, Golborne, Leigh, Platt Bridge, Salford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Mossley, Oldham, Walkden,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale
  • Map No. 98, Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Setlle, Cracoe, Grassington, Mearbeck, Malham, Langcliffe, Conistone, Kettlewell, Arncliffe, Stainforth, Austwick, Keasden, Clapham, High Bentham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ingleton, Litton, Buckden, Hubberholme, Woodale, Chapel-le-Dale,... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
  • Ordnance Survey , United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haltwhistle and Brampton
  • Map No. 86, Haltwhistle and Brampton, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Bewcastle, Hethersgill, Kirkcambeck, Gilsland, Stonehaugh, Greenhead, Henshaw, Low Row, Haydon Bridge, Catton, Lambley, Castle Carrock, Warwick Bridge, Wetheral, Cotehill, Newbiggin, Armathwaite, High Hesket, Kirkoswald, Croglin, Renwick,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hexham and Haltwhistle
  • Map No. 87, Hexham and Haltwhistle, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Garrigill, Leadgate, Alston, Nenthead, Lanehead, Rookhope, Waskerley, Allenheads, Spartylea, Ramshaw, Edmundbyers, Blachland, Sinderhope, Allendale Town, Ninebanks, Slaggyford, Eals, Bearsbridge, Whitley Chapel, Slayley, Stocksfield, Corbridge,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sheffield and Huddersfield
  • Map No. 110, Sheffield and Huddersfield, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Glossop, Holmfirth, Ripponden, Slaithwaite, Marsden, Meltham, Honley, Fenay Bridge, Horbury, Sharlston Common, West Bretton, Royston, Darton, Denby Dale, Barnsley, Worsbrough, Penistone, Crow Edge, Holme, Dunford Bridge, Hoyland,... Read more
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale OS ACTIVE Map
  • Map No. 98, Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Setlle, Cracoe, Grassington, Mearbeck, Malham, Langcliffe, Conistone, Kettlewell, Arncliffe, Stainforth, Austwick, Keasden, Clapham, High Bentham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ingleton,... Read more
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sheffield and Huddersfield OS ACTIVE Map
  • Map No. 110, Sheffield and Huddersfield, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Glossop, Holmfirth, Ripponden, Slaithwaite, Marsden, Meltham, Honley, Fenay Bridge, Horbury, Sharlston Common, West Bretton, Royston, Darton, Denby Dale, Barnsley, Worsbrough, Penistone,... Read more
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way
  • Walking from Edale to Kirk Yetholm through the Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. Starting in the village of Edale the first third of the walk takes you through the wild, open moorlands of the Peak District and Bronte country surrounding Haworth before reaching the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and Three Peaks... Read more
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