The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest and most legendary National Trail, and firmly on the ‘bucket list’ of many avid long-distance walkers.
Spanning 268 miles along the rugged backbone of England, this is a challenging walk through some of the wildest and most awe-inspiring landscapes in Britain – from the majestic Peak District to the glorious Scottish Borders.
The south section of the Pennine Way begins in the quaint village of Edale in the Peak District National Park and travels to Horton-in-Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales. This demanding but rewarding section traverses ancient peat bogs, open heather-clad moorland and rolling farmland, taking in spectacular Malham Cove with its iconic limestone pavement.
The central section of the Pennine Way runs from Horton-in-Ribblesdale in North Yorkshire to Greenhead, nestled in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country. This stretch is moderately challenging and offers a variety of landscapes which truly encapsulate the Pennine Way, including tranquil moorland, cascading waterfalls and the heavenly valley of High Cup Nick.
The north section of the Pennine Way offers incredible variation, beginning in ancient Hadrian’s Wall Country, before crossing the remote Cheviot Hills as you zigzag along the border with Scotland, ending in picturesque Kirk Yetholm. The final stage travels through a variety of landscapes, conquering many of the region’s principle hills and taking in the splendid solitude of the trail.
Looking for a challenge? Walking the entire Pennine Way will give you an immense feeling of achievement. Known as Britain’s most demanding long-distance walking trail, it travels through the wild landscapes of the Peaks, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Cheviot Hills, following the undulating backbone of England. Take on the challenge and soak up the tranquil solitude and incredible views.
Our team are passionate about the great outdoors and are constantly seeking new discoveries. Read about our adventures on the Pennine Way in our blog posts below.
The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail, spanning 268 miles along the rugged backbone of England to the Scottish Borders. The Northern section begins in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country and travels north to end in the Scottish borders. Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes laced up her walking boots and hit the trail.
The Pennine Way is Britain's oldest National Trail, gaining a reputation as one of the toughest but most rewarding long-distance walks in the country. Jason from the Absolute Escapes team tackled the 90 mile stretch from Edale in the Peak District National Park to the Yorkshire village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
The beautiful Central section of the legendary Pennine Way runs for 103 miles (166 km) from the Yorkshire Dales to Hadrian’s Wall Country, travelling along old Roman roads past breathtaking natural wonders. Dawn from Absolute Escapes took to the trail in search of space and tranquility ...