Pennine Way

Description

  1. Length of trail 412 km, 256 miles
  2. Length in days 21 days
  3. Start of trail Edale
  4. End of trail Kirk Yetholm
  5. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  6. 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.

Opinions

Rate 8.7 | 3 votes | No 5. in United Kingdom
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
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
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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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Pennine Way National Trail
  • DUE OUT JULY 2015 - 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... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Pennine Way
  • DUE OUT JULY 2015 - 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... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • 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... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sheffield and Huddersfield 1840-1841
  • Map No. 110, Sheffield and Huddersfield 1840-1841, 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sheffield and Huddersfield 1923-1925
  • Map No. 110, Sheffield and Huddersfield 1923-1925, 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Sheffield and Huddersfield 1903
  • Map No. 110, Sheffield and Huddersfield 1903, 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
  • Hexham and Haltwhistle 1863-1925 (3-map set)
  • Map No. 87, Hexham and Haltwhistle 1983-1925 (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 combined so that... Read more
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  • 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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  • Coast to Coast Walk East: Keld to Robin Hood's Bay
  • The eastern part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between Keld and Robin Hood's Bay presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels, starting at the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine Way, and leading across the... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Coast to Coast East | Harvey Maps |
  • Een bijzonder handige kaart van dit lange-afstands-wandelpad. Op waterafstotend papier met veel details. Het enige dat je eigenlijk een beetje mist is een overzicht. Verder uitstekend en voldoende voor de route. Leap forward in technical excellence. Tough, light and 100% wateproof. Compact and light - the map itself weighs just 60gms - a third... Read more
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  • Hexham and Haltwhistle OS ACTIVE Map
  • Map No. 87, Hexham and Haltwhistle, in the waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of 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,... Read more
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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed 1865-1869
  • Map No. 75, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1865-1869, 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 lines... Read more
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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed 1926
  • Map No. 75, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1926, 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 lines... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed 1901
  • Map No. 75, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1901, 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 lines... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale 1852-1925 (3-map set)
  • Map No. 98, Wensleydale and Upper Wharfedale 1852-1925 (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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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