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 8.4 | 5 votes | No 10. in United Kingdom
  • 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, 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
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
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Netherlands
2016
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Pennine Way
  • Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail with OS map booklet. The 270 mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm takes three weeks to walk and is suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers. The route crosses the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines National Parks. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route. Read more
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2017
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • Pennine Way Map Booklet
  • Map of the 270 miles (435km) Pennine Way National Trail, between Edale in the Peak District and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes three weeks to complete. Read more
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2017
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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
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
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Pennine Way
  • Trailblazer British Walking Guide: Practical Route Guide to the Whole Path with 138 Large-Scale Maps & Guides to 57 Towns & Villages, Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat Read more
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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
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United Kingdom
2016
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Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Pennine Way | Aurum Press
  • 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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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
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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
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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
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids The Pennine Way - Engeland | Cicerone
  • 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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2012
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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
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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
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  • 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
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western OS Explorer Map OL2 (paper)
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, paper 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, Ingleborough and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western OS Explorer Map OL2 (paper)
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, paper 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, Ingleborough and... Read more
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The Book Depository
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  • Yorkshire Dales South & Western
  • Southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL2, paper 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, Ingleborough and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales South & Western
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Pennine Way Central XT40
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het middelste gedeelte van de Pennine Way (Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead). 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... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Pennine Way Central Map | Harvey Maps
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van het middelste gedeelte van de Pennine Way (Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead). 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Wandelkaart Pennine Bridleway | Harvey Maps
  • Mooie, duidelijke kaart van de Pennine Bridle Way in Noord-Engeland. Geplastificeerd met veel extra informatie en uitsnedes van de route. Pennine Bridleway South map - Derbyshire to South Pennines Map of the 73 mile (117km) southern section of this new National Trail. Covers the part of the route opened on 27 May 2004, from Derbyshire to the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • 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
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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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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