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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 - 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 Short Break - South Section
3 nights
29 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £280 per person
A short walking holiday along the Pennine Way National Trail from Edale to Standedge.Find 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
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 - 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

Customer reviews from the Pennine Way

“All the accommodation was good to excellent.”
Dr Thamia, UK
“Tailored exactly right to meet my needs. Booking was very simple and adaptions to proposals were readily incorporated without fuss.”
Mr Swift, UK
“An amazing life changing experience”
Mr Jones, 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
“Very well planned, so no stress trying to arrange accommodation etc.”
Mrs Moore, UK
“Everything went very smoothly, all in line with itinerary details.”
Mr Matthews, UK
“The B&B's were all excellent with very kind and friendly people. We thoroughly enjoyed our Pennine way walk and found the map book and guide book you sent useful. Thank you for the help and guidance, we would definitely recommend you to others.”
Mr Richardson, UK
“The Pennine Way was fabulous and highly recommend it to anyone as long as they have a degree of fitness.”
Mr Roome, UK