Pennine Way - South

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 595.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Edale / Horton-in-Ribblesdale
>   Distance: 90 miles (144 km)
>   Duration: 6 to 7 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any start date from April to October
>   Grading: Moderate to Challenging
>   Way-marked

Pennine Way - South Highlights

  • Walk the UK’s oldest National Trail
  • Journey from the Peak District to the Yorkshire Dales along the ‘backbone of England’
  • Walk under big skies in the wildest most remote upland areas of England
  • Experience a warm Northern welcome at your accommodation and in local inns
  • Traverse the lands of the first Industrial Revolution and visit the reborn Hebden Bridge
  • Explore the landscape which inspired the Brontë sisters - Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights is all around
  • Hike along the geological wonders of Yorkshire with Malham at its heart
  • Finish with a climb up Pen-y-ghent - one of the famous Three Peaks

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail, spanning 268 miles along the rugged backbone of England to the Scottish Borders. The southern section travels from the village of Edale in the Peak District National Park to Horton-in-Ribblesdale nestling in the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. This is a challenging walk along ancient peat bogs, open heather clad moorland, peaceful man-made lakes, rolling farmland and limestone hills.

Spanning 90 miles, this section of the Pennine Way provides a demanding but rewarding challenge. Known as one of the most challenging walks in Britain - the Pennine Way has gone through slight modifications to rebalance the most difficult sections.

You’ll walk under big open skies along moorland and rolling hills, across emerald fields with boulder walls snaking into the horizon. The trail is packed with geological wonders which will take your breath away, and one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks is your final challenge.

This journey through the heart of England travels through two national parks, venturing through secluded areas and mill towns and villages from the first Industrial Revolution. You'll become one of many who have hiked this legendary path, to become a true Pennine Pilgrim.

Keen to find out more about walking the Pennine Way - South? Check out our blog Tackling The Pennine Way: Britain's Classic Walking Trail and our online photo album