Pennine Way

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest and most legendary National Trail, spanning 257 miles along the rugged backbone of England to the Scottish Borders. The trail follows some of the wildest and most beautiful countryside in England, from Edale in the Peak District, traversing three of the UK’s national parks, all the way to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. The walk allows for a splendid feeling of isolation and wilderness while also taking in many pretty towns and villages across Central and Northern England.

Our self-guided walking holidays on the Pennine Way include door-to-door baggage transfers, carefully selected accommodation, guidebook/map, our emergency contact number, and all you need to enjoy a memorable, stress-free hiking experience.

We have split the trail into three manageable sections as below. You can also combine all three sections and take on the challenge of the whole trail over 16 to 21 days.

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Pennine Way - South

The Pennine Way - South begins in the quaint village of Edale in the Peak District National Park. From here you will journey through the Yorkshire Dales, taking in a myriad of landscapes including ancient peat bogs, open heather-clad moorland, peaceful man-made lakes, rolling farmland and limestone hills.

This is a demanding but rewarding section of the Pennine Way that finishes in Horton-in-Ribblesdale in the heart of Yorkshire. You will have the opportunity to explore the quirky bohemian town of Hebden Bridge, as well as the pretty village of Malham with unique Malham Cove nearby.

Jason walking Pennine Way - South> Distance: 90 miles (144 km)

> Duration: 6 to 7 days according to choice

> Prices from: £605.00 per person

Selected highlights:

•  Walk through some of Britain's wildest landscapes

•  Explore the stunning Yorkshire countryside which inspired the Bronte sisters

  Pen-y-ghent - one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks 

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Pennine Way - Central

The Pennine Way - Central takes you from Horton-in-Ribblesdale in Yorkshire to Greenhead, nestled in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country. This stretch is moderately challenging and takes in many of the landscapes that characterise the whole trail, including wild moorland, rolling farmland, and the fabulous views from the hills of the North Pennines.

Along the way, you will experience Britain’s highest pub, England’s highest single-drop waterfall, and the highest point on the Pennine Way. If you are looking for a slightly gentler taste of the Pennine Way then we would recommend this section. 

Dawn walking the Pennine Way - Central> Distance: 103 miles (166 km)

> Duration: 6 to 9 days according to choice

> Prices from: £ 595.00 per person

Selected highlights:

  Have a pint at the Tan Hill Inn - Britain’s highest pub

  Walk through the heavenly valley of High Cup Nick

  Cross Fell - the highest point on the Pennine Way

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Pennine Way - North

The Pennine Way - North offers extraordinary variation, beginning in Hadrian’s Wall Country before crossing the open moorland and farmland that epitomises the Pennine Way. The final two days see you zig-zag along the border with Scotland, crossing the remote and isolated Cheviot Hills and ending in the fairytale village of Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.

This section allows you to experience Hadrian’s Wall Path for the first two days, as well as the opportunity to explore Northumberland National Park.

Caitlin walking the Pennine Way - North> Distance: 64 miles (103 km)

> Duration: 4 to 5 days according to choice

> Prices from: £ 445.00 per person

Selected highlights:

  Explore ancient Roman history in Hadrian’s Wall Country

  Walk through the beautiful Cheviot Hills

  Experience warm Northumberland hospitality

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