Pennine Way - North

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 445.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Greenhead / Kirk Yetholm
>   Distance: 64 miles (103 km)
>   Duration: 4 to 5 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any start date from April to September
>   Grading: Moderate to Challenging
>   Way-marked

Pennine Way - North Highlights

  • Tackle the UK’s oldest and most iconic National Trail
  • Journey along the border of Scotland and England stepping to and from each country
  • Explore the ruined Roman settlements around Hadrian’s Wall and pass through the iconic Sycamore Gap
  • Take on the challenging Cheviot Hills, summiting the famous Windy Gyle 
  • Experience true Northern hospitality in the historic county of Northumberland and the Northumberland National Park
  • Enjoy the seclusion of the last 27 miles through remote and wild hills and moorland
  • Celebrate the end of the Pennine Way in the picturesque border village of Kirk Yetholm 

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail, spanning 257 miles along the rugged backbone of England to the Scottish Borders. The northern section begins in Greenhead in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country and travels north to the village of Kirk Yetholm in Scotland.

The walk starts fairly flat across moorland, farmland and through the woods of the Northumberland National Park before heading into the Cheviot Hills and Scotland beyond.

This section covers 64 miles of varied landscapes and remote yet romantic countryside. Known as one of the hardest walks in Britain, the Pennine Way has gone through slight modifications to rebalance the most challenging sections.

The historical wonders of Roman Britain offer a fascinating place to begin your walk where you can visit Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman fort and get a glimpse into life around Hadrian’s iconic wall. Here the walk crosses the Hadrian’s Wall Path, another of Britain’s great trails.

Leaving the wall behind you traverse farmland, moorland and forestry tracks in an area of immensely varied walking before reaching the Cheviot Hills. The final 27 miles takes you into the splendid isolation of the Cheviots, crossing many of the regions principle hills including The Cheviot and Windy Gyle. The final descent takes you into the picture-perfect border village of Kirk Yetholm, the endpoint of your journey. 

Keen to find out more about walking the Pennine Way - North? Check out our blog: Hills, Hospitality & Hadrian's Wall - Walking the Northern Pennine Way