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Pennine Way

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

3 to 22 nights
21-265 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

From £270 per person

About the trail

Britain’s first and best-known National Trail marches along the backbone of England, over gritstone moors, limestone pavement, peaty bogs and glaciated chasms. These wild landscapes mark the Pennine Way as one of the country’s most demanding long distance walks – and one of the most satisfying to complete.

This rising, falling route has its gentle moments, too. Through Swaledale, it tours farmland, crisscrossed by drystone walls; beside the River Tees, it sweeps through wildflower meadows; and from even the highest summits it finds its way into welcoming villages.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Pennine Way

“The weather could have been better but it probably added to the sense of achievement. Great walk with excellent accommodation.”
Dr Hicks, UK
“One word”
Mr Claeys, Belgium
“Excellent, all accommodation friendly and helpful.”
Mr Lonergan, UK
“Excellent scenery. Efficient bag transfer service.”
Mr Richardson, UK
“Accommodations great, luggage transfers were a breeze, taxis provided to accommodations were superb. All in all, the organisation was first class. This is my fifth tour with Contours, and it certainly lived up to my expectations.”
Mr Metcalf, UK
“Walking over moorland and in high places generally makes me incredibly happy, particularly if there is a comfortable B&B and a pub dinner at the end of the day.”
Ms Myerscough, Australia
“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
“Special mention to Benjamin who re-planned my itinerary when I voiced concern about the 27-mile 2nd day walk. He couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you.”
Mr Fisher, UK
“Long walk but I knew this. Great experience although more mud than I expected. Very friendly hosts, pubs and fellow walkers. Very happy with the role Contours played in the Pennine Way walk. High standard of accommodation but variable. Good logistics.”
Mr Hoskin, Australia
"View of College Valley" by David Kershaw (2017)
"View of Eildon Hills" by David Kershaw (2017)