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 £265 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 walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Pennine Way

“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
“This is our 6th long distance walking holiday with you and your company’s arrangements have again been to a high standard.”
Mr Gregory, 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
“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
“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
“A tough walk but amazing experience.”
Mrs Carrington, UK
“Planning and details excellent. The walk fantastic. The hostels, hotels and B&BS all of a very high standard. Thoroughly enjoyable!”
Mr Parr, Denmark
“An excellent walk and one of the pleasures is to meet fellow walkers and share experiences. The Pennine Way is a challenging walk and we feel pleased to have completed it.”
Mrs Deadman, UK
“The weather could have been better but it probably added to the sense of achievement. Great walk with excellent accommodation.”
Dr Hicks, UK
"View of College Valley" by David Kershaw (2017)
"View of Eildon Hills" by David Kershaw (2017)