Pennine Way

Description

  1. Name Pennine Way
  2. Length of trail 412 km, 256 miles
  3. Length in days 21 days
  4. Start of trail Edale
  5. End of trail Kirk Yetholm
  6. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  7. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

Pennine Way

Pennine Way, Edale to Kirk Yetholm, 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, some fifty years ago, 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: the Pennines including the Peak District, the colourful Yorkshire Dales, the cheery Cheviots. Despite its popularity, hikers marvel the solitude encountered in this upland part of northern England. At night, in the pub, you will be sharing your pains and pleasures with other hikers and forget about your despair during daytime crossing another fell in rain and storm.

Do not underestimate this trail. The legs are long and often exposed. Be prepared for strong winds, rain and cold. Many people start, few finish. The bogs are reputed for by some and cursed by most, but the worst parts have now been slabbed to stop erosion. Older guidebooks point to the Peak District as a very greasy walk but that is no more. Accommodation options are diminishing. In Kirk Yetholm your Pennine Way Certificate and Free Half Pint is waiting for you in the Border Hotel.

Select some tracks
Pennine Way
.Pennine Way (Tan Hill to Kirk Yetholm), 226km
.Pennine Way (Edale to Crowden), 26km
.Pennine Way (Crowden to Standedge), 21km
.Pennine Way (Standedge to Warland Reservoir), 13km
.Pennine Way (Warland Reservoir to Calder Valley), 8.6km
.Pennine Way (Calder Valley to Ickornshaw), 26km
.Pennine Way (Ickornshaw to Malham), 28km
.Pennine Way (Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale), 24km
.Pennine Way (Horton in Ribblesdale to Hawes), 22km
.Pennine Way (Hawes to Tan Hill), 26km

Opinions

Rate 8.3 | 4 votes | No 10. in United Kingdom
  • John P April 2013
  • Rate 7
  • Positive There are some high points such as Hadrian's wall and Malham cove, and it is the classic long distance walk in the UK through some outstanding moors that inspired the Brontes.
  • Negative Rather a lot of bleak, windswept moors, Thankfaully now improved by laying slabs of rock, could do with a bit more variety
  • Henk Nouws May 2015
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Natural England and the National Parks Authorities put lots of effort in the maintenance of the path, and this yields good results. Lots of birds. Very pretty scenery, like the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale, Hadrian's Wall, the Cheviots. The trail is a true mental test.
  • Negative Up to you to decide upon this: the path is hard. Accommodation is sparse.
  • 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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Pennine Way
  • Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail. The 270-mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm typically takes around 18 days to walk. Suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers and backpackers, the book gives a step by step route description of the Pennine Way in 20 stages illustrated with OS mapping and profiles. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Pennine Way
  • Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail. The 270-mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm typically takes around 18 days to walk. Suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers and backpackers, the book gives a step by step route description of the Pennine Way in 20 stages illustrated with OS mapping and profiles. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Pennine Way
  • Martin Collins’ Cicerone guide to The Pennine Way explores one of Britain’s best know national trails. Often challenging, the long distance walk has essential information designed to help you plan and complete the trip from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. 268 miles in total, the route takes 2-3 weeks to complete in one walk, though the guide also offers... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids The Pennine Way - Engeland | Cicerone
  • De Cicerone wandelgids heeft een handzaam formaat, de informatie in de gidsen is steeds bijzonder compleet. De wandelingen zijn geordend per streek, met diverse uitstapjes in de locale historie. Start/eindpunt, afstand en hoogteverschillen zijn aangegeven. Daarnaast bevat de gids algemene informatie: een handige lijst van... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey
  • A portrait of the The Pennine Way, Britain's oldest and best known long-distance footpath, stretching for 268 miles from the Derbyshire Peak District to the Scottish Borders. It charts the path's remarkable history, and walkers past and present relate their experiences of this commanding, exhilarating and complex path. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Pennine Way: The Path, the People, the Journey
  • This book presents a portrait of the Pennine Way, Britain`s oldest and best known long-distance footpath, tracing its remarkable history through the experiences of walkers past and present. As Andrew McCloy walks the 268-mile route from the Derbyshire Peak District to the Scottish borders, he discovers how the Pennine Way set a benchmark for... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
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  • Peak District North Harvey XT40 Ultramap
  • The northern part of the Peak District at 1:40,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, pocket-size Ultramap from Harvey Map Services with the same cartography as their Superwalker map of this area. Coverage extends from Marsden and Holmbridge in the north to beyond Glossop in the south, and includes the Bottoms / Valehouse / Rhodeswood /... Read more
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  • Peak District Central Harvey XT40 Ultramap
  • The central part of the Peak District at 1:40,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant, pocket-size Ultramap from Harvey Map Services with the same cartography as their Superwalker map of this area. Coverage extends from west of New Mills and Whaley Bridge in the west to Sheffield, and from the Derwent Reservoir in the north to Buxton, and... Read more
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  • North Pennines: Teesdale & Weardale OS Explorer Map OL31 (paper)
  • The northern part of the Pennines including Teesdale and Weardale on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL31, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage include Barnard Castle, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Stanhope, Blagill, Gilderdale Forest, Milburn Forest, Hamsterley Forest, Middleton Common, the peaks... Read more
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  • North Pennines: Teesdale & Weardale OS Explorer Active Map OL31 (waterproof)
  • The northern part of the Pennines including Teesdale and Weardale on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL31, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage include Barnard Castle, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Stanhope, Blagill, Gilderdale Forest, Milburn Forest, Hamsterley Forest, Middleton Common, the... Read more
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  • Barnard Castle and Surrounding Area
  • Map No. 92, Barnard Castle and Richmond, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Ravenseat, Keld, Marske, Washfold, Gilling West, Gayles, Ravensworth, Barningham, Eppleby, Whorlton, Boldron, Bowes, Scargill, South Stainmore, North Stainmore, Huty, Cotherstone, Gainford, Staindrop, Bolam, Cockfield, Eggleston, Woodland,... Read more
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  • Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western OS Explorer Map OL2 (paper)
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Wharfedale with Grassington and Hebden, the upper part of the Ribblesdale with Settle and Horton, Yorkshire’s Three Peaks area of Whernside, Ingleborough and... Read more
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  • Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale
  • 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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  • Yorkshire Dales South & Western
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Wharfedale with Grassington and Hebden, the upper part of the Ribblesdale with Settle and Horton, Yorkshire’s Three Peaks area of Whernside, Ingleborough and... Read more
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  • Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western OS Explorer Map OL2 (paper)
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Wharfedale with Grassington and Hebden, the upper part of the Ribblesdale with Settle and Horton, Yorkshire’s Three Peaks area of Whernside, Ingleborough and... Read more
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  • Pennine Bridleway South & Mary Towneley Loop
  • The southern part of the Pennine Bridleway, a 118km / 74 mile section between Middleton in Derbyshire and the Mary Towneley Loop on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The Pennine Bridleway runs roughly parallel with the Pennine Way but is designed... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Pennine Bridleway | Harvey Maps
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van de Pennine Bridle Way in Noord-Engeland. Geplastificeerd met veel extra informatie en uitsnedes van de route. Pennine Bridleway South map - Derbyshire to South Pennines Map of the 73 mile (117km) southern section of this new National Trail. Covers the part of the route opened on 27 May 2004, from Derbyshire to the... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales South & Western
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Wharfedale with Grassington and Hebden, the upper part of the Ribblesdale with Settle and Horton, Yorkshire’s Three Peaks area of Whernside,... Read more
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  • Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western OS Explorer Active Map OL2 (waterproof)
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Wharfedale with Grassington and Hebden, the upper part of the Ribblesdale with Settle and Horton, Yorkshire’s Three Peaks area of Whernside,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Peak District North XT25
  • The northern part of the Peak District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage extends from Marsden and Holmbridge in the north to beyond Glossop in the south, and includes the Bottoms / Valehouse / Rhodeswood / Torside / Woodhead... Read more
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  • Peak District North Harvey Superwalker XT25 Map
  • The northern part of the Peak District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage extends from Marsden and Holmbridge in the north to beyond Glossop in the south, and includes the Bottoms / Valehouse / Rhodeswood / Torside / Woodhead Reservoirs, Howden / Derwent... Read more
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The Book Depository
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  • Peak District Central XT25
  • The central part of the Peak District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage extends from west of New Mills and Whaley Bridge in the west to Sheffield and from the Derwent Reservoir in the north to Buxton, and includes... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Peak District Central Harvey Superwalker XT25 Map
  • The central part of the Peak District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage extends from west of New Mills and Whaley Bridge in the west to Sheffield, and from the Derwent Reservoir in the north to Buxton, and includes Chapel-en-le-Firth, Castleton, Kinder Scout,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way Central XT40
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het middelste gedeelte van de Pennine Way (Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead). De complete wandeling beslaat 431 kilometer en bestaat uit 3 kaarten. Deze 3 kaarten zijn ook als set verkrijgbaar. The Pennine Way is a National Trail. It follows the backbone of England from the Peak District to the Scottish borders. It... Read more
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  • Pennine Way Central: Horton in Ribblesdate to Greenhead
  • The central section of the Pennine Way between Horton in Ribblesdale and Greenhead near the Hardian’s Wall on a waterproof and tear-resistant map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services presenting the route accompanied by extensive additional tourist information.Divided into eight panels, the route is shown on mapping with contours at 15m... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Pennine Way Central Map | Harvey Maps
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het middelste gedeelte van de Pennine Way (Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead). De complete wandeling beslaat 431 kilometer en bestaat uit 3 kaarten. Deze 3 kaarten zijn ook als set verkrijgbaar. The Pennine Way is a National Trail. It follows the backbone of England from the Peak District to the Scottish borders. It... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1868-1926 (3-map set)
  • Map No. 80, Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1868-1926 (3-map set), in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales North
  • The northern part of the Yorkshire Dales on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services showing local right of way paths, long-distance hiking routes, off road cycling routes, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 15m intervals, with spot heights plus colouring and graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Barnard Castle and Richmond 1925
  • Map No. 92, Barnard Castle and Richmond 1925, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet... Read more
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  • Blackburn and Burnley 1843-1859
  • Map No. 103, Blackburn and Burnley 1843-1859, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Blackburn and Burnley 1924-1925
  • Map No. 103, Blackburn and Burnley 1924-1925, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet... Read more
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