Pennine Way - Central


Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 615.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Horton-in-Ribblesdale / Greenhead
>   Distance: 103 miles (166 km)
>   Duration: 6 to 9 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any start date from April to October
>   Grading: Moderate to Challenging
>   Way-marked

Pennine Way - Central Highlights

  • Tackle the UK’s oldest and most iconic National Trail
  • Journey through the Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, and Hadrian’s Wall country
  • Reach the highest point of the entire Pennine Way at Cross Fell
  • Enjoy a drink at the Tan Hill Inn - Britain’s highest pub
  • Walk along the northern edge of the heavenly valley of High Cup Nick
  • Stunning natural sites, including High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls
  • Hike through the idyllic regions of Wensleydale, Swaledale, and Teesdale
  • Explore historic Roman sites in Hadrian’s Wall country

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail, spanning 257 miles along the rugged backbone of England to the Scottish Borders. The Central section starts from Horton-in-Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and travels north to the village of Greenhead, nestled in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country.

This moderately challenging section offers a variety of landscapes which truly encapsulate the Pennine Way. You can experience the tranquillity of hiking through wild moorlands, rolling hills, and serene open valleys. Recently, the route has also gone through slight modifications to rebalance the toughest sections and ensure all paths are accessible.

This Central section is packed with breathtaking natural wonders, including several highlights of the entire Pennine Way trail. Your journey will take you along old Roman roads, packhorse tracks, and wild moorland leading you deep into majestic hills. The sense of achievement in completing this challenging and spectacular walk will be the best feeling of all. 

Keen to find out more about walking the Pennine Way - Central? Check out our blog: In Search of Tranquility on the Pennine Way