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 (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
.Pennine Way (Tan Hill to Kirk Yetholm), 216km
Pennine Way (Tan Hill to Kirk Yetholm) - deviation, 5.6km
Pennine Way (Tan Hill to Yeltholm) - deviation to The Cheviot via Scotsman's Cairn, 2km
Pennine Way (Tan Hill to Yetholm) - deviation near Baldersdale, 3.1km

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 6 votes | No 13. in United Kingdom
  • benandlara
  • Rate 6
  • Positive Add a point or two if you love English countryside. Some great bits but it fails the "would I do it again" test for me (and every through walker I met) maybe this feeling fades with time but even with good weather and minimal mud but the long stretches of very pleasant moors and farm lands began to really tire me......fine for a couple of hundred km but boring by the end
  • Negative gates....much is managed land...you are "obliged to navigate 287 gates, 249 timber stiles, 183 stone stiles"....about one every 600m. It is a fine walk but you may benefit from two contrasting walks rather than one long one
  • Blee August 2016
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Beaitful moors, then pastures, and the occasional peak
  • Negative Some bad paths near and north of Hadrian's wall
  • 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, long distance 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

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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales: 40 Favourite Walks
  • The Yorkshire Dales combine a wild limestone landscape of high rolling moorland gouged by dramatic caves and cascading waterfalls with peaceful farmland carpeted in wildflowers and dotted with ruined abbeys, ancient stone walls and barns, and timeless villages waiting to be discovered.The 40 moderate walks in this collection from award winning... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peak District North Harvey Ultramap XT40
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peak District Central Harvey Ultramap XT40
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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Stanfords
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
  • Pennine Way
  • To replace its previous two-volume guide to the Pennine Way, Aurum now publishes an entirely new one-volume guide for the 21st-century walker. The Pennine Way is Britain' s toughest long-distance path, running 268 miles from Derbyshire' s Peak District up through the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Northumberland into the Scottish Borders. Until... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Pennine Way
  • To replace its previous two-volume guide to the Pennine Way, Aurum now publishes an entirely new one-volume guide for the 21st-century walker. The Pennine Way is Britain' s toughest long-distance path, running 268 miles from Derbyshire' s Peak District up through the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Northumberland into the Scottish Borders. Until... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Pennine Way Cicerone Map Booklet
  • Britain`s oldest, toughest and best-known long-distance footpath, the Pennine Way stretches 427km (2651/2 miles) from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Showcasing the wild beauty of the North, it crosses three National Parks - the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park - plus the North... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Pennine Way Map Booklet
  • Britain's oldest, toughest and best-known long-distance footpath, the Pennine Way stretches 427km (266 miles) from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Showcasing the wild beauty of the North, it crosses three National Parks - the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park - plus the North Pennines... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Pennine Way Map Booklet
  • Britain's oldest, toughest and best-known long-distance footpath, the Pennine Way stretches 427km (266 miles) from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Showcasing the wild beauty of the North, it crosses three National Parks - the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park - plus the North Pennines... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain`s landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round. An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Big Walks of the North | Summersdale
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round. An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Also available from:
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World
  • Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world`s most famous - and not-quite-famous-yet - trails. The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World
  • Barry Stone, author of 1,001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous and not-quite-famous-yet trails.The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World
  • Barry Stone, author of 1,001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous and not-quite-famous-yet trails.The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Howling at the Moon
  • One of the country's toughest walks, the Pennine Way stretches for 270 remote, lonely miles along the backbone of England. It was Britain's first long-distance trail and it's still the best known. It's also the yardstick by which all serious walkers are measured.Pause for a pint at the highest pub in England.Follow in the footsteps of the Roman... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Howling at the Moon
  • One of the country's toughest walks, the Pennine Way stretches for 270 remote, lonely miles along the backbone of England. It was Britain's first long-distance trail and it's still the best known. It's also the yardstick by which all serious walkers are measured.Pause for a pint at the highest pub in England.Follow in the footsteps of the Roman... Read more
» Click to close
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Maps

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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 1901
  • Map No. 80, Cheviot Hills and Kielder Water 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peak District Central Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path Adventure Map - Minehead to Brean Down
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Minehead to Brean Down Adventure Map covers a 58 mile (93km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haltwhistle and Brampton 1901-1904
  • Map No. 86, Haltwhistle and Brampton 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
  • Peak District - Dark Peak A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • Peak District: Dark Peak Adventure Atlas at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. Coverage includes Glossop, Hadfield, Stocksbridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Hope, Bamford, New Mills, Castleton, Bradwell, Hayfield, Tintwistle, Greenfield,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way South A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • The Pennine Way South Adventure Atlas, presenting the southern section of the route between Edale and Bowes near Barnard Castle on mapping at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. To see other titles in this series please click on... 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
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland 1860-1866
  • Map No. 91, Appleby-in-Westmorland 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 sheet... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way North A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • The Pennine Way North Adventure Atlas, presenting the northern section of the route between Kirk Yetholm in the Cheviot Hills and Bowes near Barnard Castle on mapping at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. Coverage includes a large... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haltwhistle and Brampton 1866-1869
  • Map No. 86, Haltwhistle and Brampton 1866-1869, 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... 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
  • Hexham and Haltwhistle 1863-1869
  • Map No. 87, Hexham and Haltwhistle 1863-1869, 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... Read more
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