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

Map

Pennine Way

Books

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
  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Map OL16 (paper)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, paper 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 Pennine Way... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Pennine Way | Trailblazer
  • Britain`s best-known National Trail winds for 256 miles through three National Parks - the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. This is the 5th edition. This superb footpath showcases Britain`s finest upland scenery, while touching the literary landscape of the Bronte family and Roman history along Hadrian`s Wall. *138 large-scale... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wainwright on the Pennine Way
  • On 24 April 2015, it will have been exactly fifty years since a ceremony was held at Malham to mark the official opening of the Pennine Way Long Distance Footpath (now designated a National Trail), a trek of some 270 miles from Edale in Derbyshire's Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. There are now 15 National Trails of... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wainwright on the Pennine Way
  • On 24 April 2015, it will have been exactly fifty years since a ceremony was held at Malham to mark the official opening of the Pennine Way Long Distance Footpath (now designated a National Trail), a trek of some 270 miles from Edale in Derbyshire's Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. There are now 15 National Trails of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Guide to Peak District Pub Walks
  • Discover the beauty of the Peak District with this guide to some of the finest walking in the country. Routes include walks beside Dovestone, Ladybower and Redmires reservoirs, the Monsal Trail, and the ancient hillfort of Carl Wak. Explore the Norman-built Peveril Castle at Castleton, the magnificence of Chatsworth House and the beauty of the... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Guide to Peak District Pub Walks
  • Discover the beauty of the Peak District with this guide to some of the finest walking in the country. Routes include walks beside Dovestone, Ladybower and Redmires reservoirs, the Monsal Trail, and the ancient hillfort of Carl Wak. Explore the Norman-built Peveril Castle at Castleton, the magnificence of Chatsworth House and the beauty of the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking The End to End Trail | Cicerone
  • A practical guidebook for walking from Land's End to John o' Groats. The 1956km (1215 mile) long-distance route, known as the End to End Trail, follows paths and tracks rather than road, and takes to the hills whenever it can. The route is presented in 61 daily stages averaging just less than 32km (20 miles). Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Where Shall We Walk Today?
  • Growing up in the 1960s in a small mining village in Derbyshire, trips to the countryside – the great outdoors – were a huge part of Dave Marriott’s life. Leaving the village was an adventure in itself but the school trip that had the biggest effect on him was the day they visited Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District. As the noisy party of... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Where Shall We Walk Today?
  • Growing up in the 1960s in a small mining village in Derbyshire, trips to the countryside – the great outdoors – were a huge part of Dave Marriott’s life. Leaving the village was an adventure in itself but the school trip that had the biggest effect on him was the day they visited Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District. As the noisy party of... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking Away
  • As heard on BBC Radio 4, the brilliant sequel to Simon Armitage's acclaimed bestseller Walking Home - the story of his travels on Britain's South West coast. Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestseller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking Away
  • As heard on BBC Radio 4, the brilliant sequel to Simon Armitage's acclaimed bestseller Walking Home - the story of his travels on Britain's South West coast. Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestseller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Thames Path Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Thames Path Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of Ordnance Survey`s Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey`s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000 showing public rights of way, open access land, national... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • 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 Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • 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 Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • 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 Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • 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 Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
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