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Walk the Pennine Way

An iconic walking trail through the Peak District, Pennines, Yorkshire and Northumberland

3 to 22 nights
21-265 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

Contours Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Contours provide everything you need to discover the Pennine Way at your own pace.

The Pennine Way

  • Discover Britain’s first and best-known National Trail, passing through the National Parks of the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland.

  • Journey through wild landscapes of gritstone moors, limestone pavements and glaciated chasms, climbing iconic peaks and marvelling at tumbling waterfalls.

  • Explore spectacular historic sites such as Thirwall Castle and Hadrian’s Wall, as well as plenty of charming towns and villages along the route.

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Edale to Kirk Yetholm
265 miles (424 km)
14th March to 31st October

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
PEN1 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 14 nights, 13 days walking Strenuous£1210
PEN2 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 15 nights, 14 days walking Strenuous£1295
PEN3 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 16 nights, 15 days walking Strenuous£1380
PEN4 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 17 nights, 16 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£1470
PEN5 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 18 nights, 17 days walking Demanding / Strenuous£1555
PEN6 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 19 nights, 18 days walking Demanding£1645
PEN7 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 20 nights, 19 days walking Demanding£1725
PEN8 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 21 nights, 20 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1810
PEN9 From Edale to Kirk Yetholm 22 nights, 21 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1900

Select a tour

About Contours Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays organise self-guided walking tours in the UK and Ireland. We arrange everything so that you can walk your chosen route at your own pace. Our holidays are flexible, customisable and suit walkers of all ages and abilities. We also cater for solo travellers, groups, families and walkers with dogs, thanks to our extensive selection of itineraries.

What's included

Shorter Walks

Not keen on tackling the full Pennine Way? Then look to our alternative routes on this trail below, or browse the rest of our website. We have a range of over one hundred unique trails, each with their own special charm, so you're sure to find a self-guided walking holiday that suits you.

Routes on this trail

Pennine Way Short Break - North Section
3 nights
21 miles
Moderate
From £280 per person
A short walking holiday through the stunning North Pennines from Middleton-in-Teesdale to Dufton.Find Out More
Pennine Way - North Section
4 to 6 nights
64 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £370 per person
A walk from Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm via Hadrian's WallFind Out More
Pennine Way - South Section
6 to 8 nights
95 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £550 per person
A walk from Edale to Horton-in-Ribblesdale via the Peak District, South Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales.Find Out More
Pennine Way - Central Section
6 to 10 nights
102 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £550 per person
A walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Greenhead via the Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines and HadrianFind Out More
Pennine Way
14 to 22 nights
265 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £1,210 per person
A self-guided walking holiday from Edale to Kirk Yetholm along England's best-known National Trail.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Pennine Way

“Totally exhilarating and fulfilling walk through some stunning countryside. All pre travel information was detailed as was the guidebook and the accommodation details which assisted with daily planning. Baggage and taxi transfers all went smoothly and without any issues. We have used Contours on previous occasions and have no hesitation on using or recommending Contours.”
Mrs Davies, UK
“The Pennine Way was fabulous and highly recommend it to anyone as long as they have a degree of fitness.”
Mr Roome, UK
“Great time, loved it all. We would have turned back and walked back to the start if we had the time and money to do so, we enjoyed it that much!”
Mr Kirkup, UK
“I’m happy to be home but what an amazing Pennine Way adventure I have had. It’s hard to express in words just how magical this trip was. For me the Pennine Way is easily the best long-distance path in the UK. But it’s not a walk for the faint hearted and it is by no means a stroll in the park. Dealing with the tough terrain (loads of bugs), the remoteness and the solitude was just the emotional and physical challenge that I needed. I guess I was lucky to only have four days when I walked in the rain. And if anything my injury (I broke my wrist on day 12) made the holiday even more satisfying. I will carry the memories of this holiday for a long, long time. A well-planned holiday with comprehensive itinerary supplied. I can’t think of a better way to spend three weeks. I loved the challenge and the rewards are enormous. The satisfaction I felt when completing and achieving the walk was amazing.”
Mr Duthoit, UK
“Everything went very smoothly, all in line with itinerary details.”
Mr Matthews, UK
“One word”
Mr Claeys, Belgium
“Planning and details excellent. The walk fantastic. The hostels, hotels and B&BS all of a very high standard. Thoroughly enjoyable!”
Mr Parr, Denmark
“The weather could have been better but it probably added to the sense of achievement. Great walk with excellent accommodation.”
Dr Hicks, UK
“Thank you for the arrangements you made for our recent Pennine Way Walk. They all worked without any problems or difficulties and certainly added to the enjoyment of the walk. Our bags were at our next stop when we arrived, without exception we were greeted there with warmth and kindness and taxi drivers were expecting our calls when we made contact with them. Everywhere we stayed was comfortable, help was always available and generally our desire to make an early start was understood and accommodated by both the B&B/Hotel and the taxi service. All along our route we met friendly, kind and helpful people who added further enjoyment to our walk. We have been booking holidays with CWH for the last seven years and your arrangements have always worked well.”
Mr Duerden, UK