Pennines

Description

The "Backbone of England" is a long, continues mountain range stretching from the Peak District in central England to the Cheviot Hills bordering with Scotland. Many long distance trails can be found here, and best known of course is the Pennine Way, the first National Trail, that runs the complete length of it. 

The Pennines include many other sounding names, like the Pak District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Northumberland National Park. Much of the area is open and wild, which makes long distance hiking more strenuous than elsewhere in England.

Among the long distance trails here, the Coast to Coast Walk is one of the best known. There are many more, refer to the list below.

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking in the Southern Uplands
  • Guidebook to 44 varied day walks and over 100 summits in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. Between 2 and 29km, there is something for all seasons and all abilities in remote and rugged hill country. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Southern Uplands Walking: 44 Best Hill Days in Southern Scotland
  • This guidebook describes 44 routes and over 100 summits stretching across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. The walks range between 2 and 29km, suitable for walkers of all abilities. The Scottish Southern Uplands is a range that is about as... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Southern Uplands | Cicerone
  • This guidebook describes 44 routes and over 100 summits stretching across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. The walks range between 2 and 29km, suitable for walkers of all abilities. The Scottish Southern Uplands is a range that is about as... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking in the North Pennines
  • This guidebook describes 50 day walks across the North Pennines, England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in parts of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Most of the routes are circular and they range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
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2016
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking in Northumberland
  • Guidebook to walking in Northumberland. 36 graded walks of 4 to 14 miles, from the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic, crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines. Includes Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Kielder, Berwick, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles and more. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Walking in Northumberland | Cicerone
  • De wandelgidsen van Cicerone zijn toonaangevend als het gaat om kwaliteit en de hoeveelheid verschillende bestemmingen. De routes zijn helder en duidelijk beschreven, kaartmateriaal is veelal van de topografische dienst op schaal 1:50.000 en de praktische informatie is bondig maar zeer relevant. The book comprises 36 short walking routes... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking in Cumbria's Eden Valley
  • Guidebook to 30 graded walks in Cumbria's Eden Valley. The routes, which range from 3 to 15 miles and are best from bases such as Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, explore the region's diverse landscapes and offer dramatic views, either of the Pennines, Lake District or the Scottish hills. Linear routes link with the Settle-Carlisle railway. Read more
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United Kingdom
2018
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The National Trails
  • This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. 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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United Kingdom
2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walks in Ribble Country
  • A guidebook to 30 hand written and illustrated circular family walks of 6 to 8 miles based on the 75-mile route of the Ribble from its source on the Yorkshire Dales, along the Ribble Valley, to reaching the Irish Sea. Includes Ribblehead, Horton, Settle and the country around Clitheroe, Whalley and Ribchester. Read more
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United Kingdom
2010
  • Ribble Country Walking
  • Jack Keighley’s illustrated Cicerone guide to Walks in Ribble Country details thirty walks in between Ribblehead and Lytham in the Yorkshire Dales. The guide covers the route of the River Ribble which rises in the heights of the Yorkshire Dales and flows for 75 miles through some Yorkshire and Lancashire’s most idyllic countryside. Each of the... Read more
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United Kingdom
2010
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Teesdale Way
  • Guidebook to the Teesdale Way. The 100 mile walk follows the Tees from its source near Dufton to the North Sea near Teesmouth. Described in eight stages, which takes up to 2 weeks to complete. It also includes route descriptions for a selection of 10 circular walks based on and around the River Tees. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Teesdale Way (100 miles - including 10 circular walks)
  • One of England’s undiscovered walking routes, The Teesdale Way is Martin Collins’ (updated by Paddy Dillon) Cicerone walking guide to the long distance path bordering North Yorkshire and County Durham and ending at Middlesbrough. This excellent route follows the Tees from its source near Dufton in the Cumbrian Pennines through the north-east... Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • The Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 2 England
  • A walking guide to climbing the 253 'Nuttall' mountain summits in England, in a series of 58 walks. These form part of the total of 443 mountain summits in England and Wales which reach the height of 2000ft or more. Routes and summits in the Lake District, Cheviots, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2008
  • The Mountains of England and Wales: Vol. 2 - England
  • John and Anne Nuttall’s Mountains of England and Wales - Volume 2: England is a comprehensive guide to the highest summits in England. Featuring the 253 mountains in England which reach the height of 2000ft, it is a companion to their similar work on Wales. Illustrated by the authors’ sketches and maps, the walker is taken to the largest... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2008
  • The Mountains of England and Wales: Vol 2 England
  • A walking guide to climbing the 253 'Nuttall' mountain summits in England, in a series of 58 walks. These form part of the total of 443 mountain summits in England and Wales which reach the height of 2000ft or more. Routes and summits in the Lake District, Cheviots, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking on the West Pennine Moors
  • This guidebook describes 30 walks on the West Pennine Moors, around Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and Bolton, home to some of the most inspiring and exhilarating walking country. The walks range from short, easy rambles to more challenging hikes covering a variety of terrain, all of it easily accessible for day walking. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
  • West Pennine Moors Walking
  • Walking on the West Pennines Moors is Terry Marsh`s Cicerone guide to walking and rambling around the moorlands of Lancashire. The guide covers a total of 30 walks in total across the region. The areas that are covered include Rivington Pike, Sunnyhurst Wood, Turton Moor, Chetham Close, Haslingden Grane and the Irwell Valley and are organised... Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk
  • Guidebook to the Andalucian Coast to Coast Walk, a 416km, 21-day route from Maro on the Mediterranean coast to Bolonia, on the Atlantic. The route, which passes through 7 Natural Parks, links some of Andalucía's most beautiful villages and passes historical sites of both Roman and Moorish origins, including Ronda and Tarifa. Read more
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2018
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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 268 miles from the Peak District to the Scottish Borders. This personal, thoughtful and often humorous story of the path's remarkable history, includes the experiences of walkers and local characters on this exhilarating and complex path. Read more
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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
The Book Depository
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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Cumbria`s Eden Valley Walking
  • Walking guide to 30 day walks in the Eden Valley, in the north of Cumbria, following the River Eden from Kirkby Stephen past Penrith and Carlisle to the Solway Firth. A wide range of day routes, from 4 to 17 miles in length, past ruined castles, churches and prehistoric settlements with stunning views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast with Wainwright
  • This is a new edition of the classic photographic book containing the walk A. Wainwright devised in 1973, covering rights of way and areas of open access between the Irish sea and the North Sea. The route starts at St Bees Head and finishes at Robin Hood Bay, passing through three National Parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Divide
  • Pennine Divide is one of the titles in the Great Britain: Freedom to Roam Rambling Guides for England and Wales. The series was published in light of the ‘right to roam’ legislation, with the aim of creating a series of walking handbooks covering areas of mountains, moorland and heath newly opened up to walkers in England and Wales. An... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Northumberland Walking
  • Alan Hall’s Cicerone guide to Walking in Northumberland is an extensive survey of some of the best walking opportunities in one of England’s most northerly counties. A collection of 36 walks guides those exploring the area through a diverse landscape ranging from wild walks, craggy ascents and forest treks to gentle riverside strolls. Endless... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peak District North Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1925-1926
  • Map No. 80, Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1925-1926, 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hexham and Haltwhistle 1901-1904
  • Map No. 87, Hexham and Haltwhistle 1901-1904, 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Barnard Castle and Richmond 1860-1866
  • Map No. 92, Barnard Castle and Richmond 1860-1866, 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
  • Western Rhodope Mountains Domino Map
  • Western Rhodope Mountains at 1:100,000 on a contoured GPS compatible map from Domino extending from just west of the Pirin National Park to Asenovgrad in the north-east. The map is double-sided with a good overlap between the sides. Topography is shown by contours at 50m intervals with relief shading and spot heights, plus colouring for... Read more
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haltwhistle and Brampton 1925
  • Map No. 86, Haltwhistle and Brampton 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
Stanfords
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland 1925
  • Map No. 91, Appleby-in-Westmorland 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 lines... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1868-1869
  • Map No. 80, Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1868-1869, 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hexham and Haltwhistle 1925
  • Map No. 87, Hexham and Haltwhistle 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 lines... 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales South
  • The southern 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
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Walking holidays

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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hadrian's Wall self-guided walking tour
  • Self guided Hadrian's Wall walk from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway. Immerse yourself in history with a Hadrian's wall walking holiday, a fascinating and rewarding walk in England, from coast to coast alongside one of Britain’s iconic landmarks. Hadrian’s Wall is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument and a UNESCO World Heritage... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hadrian's Wall Short Break
  • 3 days of walking alongside the most spectacular section of Hadrian’s Wall. This itinerary is perfect for a short break. This fascinating and rewarding journey alongside one of Britain’s iconic landmarks makes for a great short break walking tour. It follows the central section along the most preserved areas of the wall. Hadrian’s Wall is... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Scottish Coast to Coast Walk Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • An iconic self guided walking holiday across the highlands of Scotland. Traverse Scotland from Coast to Coast on foot. Take on a classic journey from Perth to Fort William across the moors, mountains and rivers of the central Scottish Highlands. The Scottish Coast to Coast walk visits charming highland towns, remote hotels, quiet glens and wide... Read more
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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Hadrian's Wall
  • Mooie, rustige wandelvakantie langs de restanten van de 2000 jaar oude, Romeinse muur van Keizer Hadrianus; Hadrian's Wall . Talloze forten, verdedigingstorens en dikke muren, maar ook boeiende musea brengen de Romeinse tijd tot leven. De ruïnes zijn soms grimmig, dan weer inspirerend. Ze maken deel uit van het prachtige landschap van Cumbria... Read more
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