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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

“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
“Everything went very smoothly, all in line with itinerary details.”
Mr Matthews, 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
“This is our 6th long distance walking holiday with you and your company‚Äôs arrangements have again been to a high standard.”
Mr Gregory, UK
“Excellent, all accommodation friendly and helpful.”
Mr Lonergan, UK
“Very well planned, so no stress trying to arrange accommodation etc.”
Mrs Moore, 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
“The Pennine Way was fabulous and highly recommend it to anyone as long as they have a degree of fitness.”
Mr Roome, 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
"View of College Valley" by David Kershaw (2017)
"View of Eildon Hills" by David Kershaw (2017)