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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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 press |
  • 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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  • Hadrian`s Wall - Haltwhistle & Hexham OS Explorer Active Map OL43 (waterproof)
  • Hadrian’s Wall on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL43, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. The map covers the course of the wall from west of Gilsland on the border of Cumbria and Northumberland to east of Hexam, highlighting the course of the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail and showing... Read more
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  • 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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  • Hadrian`s Wall - Haltwhistle & Hexham OS Explorer Map OL43 (paper)
  • Hadrian’s Wall on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL43, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. The map covers the course of the wall from west of Gilsland on the border of Cumbria and Northumberland to east of Hexam, highlighting the course of the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail and showing various... Read more
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  • Peak District Dark Peak OS Explorer Active Map OL1 (waterproof)
  • Peak District’s Dark Peak area on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL1, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Highlights of the area include Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Black Hill, the start of the Pennine Way at Edale, Derwent Valley Heritage Way, Ladybower Reservoir and Glossop. Edition date May... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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United Kingdom
2016
  • Pennine Way National Trail
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Pennine Way | Aurum Press | DAMIAN HALL
  • 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 Britain's toughest long-distance path,... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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United Kingdom
2014
  • Pennine Way - Edale to Kirk Yetholm
  • Pennine Way - Edale to Kirk Yetholm in the Trailblazer’s British Walking Guides series; highly practical, informative and portable guides designed with the adventurous walker in mind, and produced by one of the leading outdoor guide-book publishers. This title includes 138 large scale ‘map and guides’ to 57 towns and villages plus... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Pennine Way | Trailblazer |
  • Goede wandelgids waarin met veel details alle etappes zijn beschreven. Tevens informatie over overnachtingen en openbaar vervoer. The Pennine Way, Britain’s best-known National Trail, winds for 253* miles (407.5 km) over wild moorland and through quiet dales following the backbone of northern England. Crossing three national parks – the Peak... Read more
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  • Peak District Dark Peak OS Explorer Map OL1 (paper)
  • Peak District’s Dark Peak area on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL1, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey`s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Highlights of the area include Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Black Hill, the start of the Pennine Way at Edale, Derwent Valley Heritage Way, Ladybower Reservoir and Glossop. Edition date May 2015;... Read more
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  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Active Map OL16 (waterproof)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Jedburgh, Woolmer, part of the Northumberland National Park, the peaks of The Cheviot, Corby Pike, Cold Law, Scrathy Holes and Windy Gyle, Catcleugh Reservoir, sections of the... Read more
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Maps

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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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  • 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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  • Sheffield and Huddersfield, Glossop and Holmfirth
  • 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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  • Pennine Way South: Edale to Horton in Ribblesdale
  • The southern section of the Pennine Way between Edale and Horton in Ribblesdale 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 six panels, the route is shown on mapping with contours at 15m intervals enhanced by additional... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Pennine Way South | Harvey Maps |
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het zuidelijke gedeelte van de Pennine Way (Edale to Horton in Ribblesdale). 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 is... Read more
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  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Map No. 91, Appleby-in-Westmorland, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Kirkby Stephen, Tebay, Ravenstonedale, Keld, Tarn Hill, Crosby Garrett, Orton, Winton, Great Asby, Crosby Ravensworth, Brough, Warcop, Hilton, Newby, Dufton, Kirkby Thore, Knock, Temple... Read more
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  • Kelso and Coldstream, Jedburgh and Duns
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Barnard Castle and Surrounding Area
  • Map No. 92, Barnard Castle and Richmond, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of 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,... Read more
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  • Manchester, Bolton and Warrington
  • 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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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
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  • Pennine Way North: Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm
  • The northern section of the Pennine Way between Greenhead near the Hadrian’s Wall and Kirk Yetholm in the Cheviot Hills 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 five panels, the route is shown on mapping with contours at... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Pennine Way North | Harvey Maps |
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het Noordelijke gedeelte van de Pennine Way (Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm). 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 is one... Read more
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  • 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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  • Haltwhistle & Brampton, Bewcastle & Alston
  • Map No. 86, Haltwhistle and Brampton, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of 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,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way Complete
  • Walking from Edale to Kirk Yetholm through the Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. In 1965 the Pennine Way was designated as Britain’s first National Trail and on this itinerary you will walk it in it’s entirety, from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. Today it is one of the UK’s most famous long-distance footpaths. This magnificent... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way North
  • Walking from Greenhead in Hadrian's Wall country all the way to the Scottish border. The Pennine Way North, takes you from Greenhead in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country to Kirk Yetholm at the Scottish border. The Pennine Way was the first designated long-distance footpath in the UK and today is probably the most famous. On this section you... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way Central
  • Walking from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Greenhead through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. Walking the central section of the Pennine Way takes you through the backbone of England, to the Yorkshire Dales all the way to Hadrian’s Wall. The wonderful sights of heavenly valleys and waterfalls, such as High Force, greet you as you follow... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way South
  • Walking from Edale to Hortin-in-Ribblesdale, through The Peak District to Yorkshire. Walk the Pennine Way, designated as Britain’s first National Park. The southern section takes you through dramatic areas of great natural beauty such as the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales. The wild and rugged Peak District National Park with its wild and... Read more
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