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

“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
“Very well planned, so no stress trying to arrange accommodation etc.”
Mrs Moore, UK
“Thank you vey much for everything - arrangements worked perfectly.”
Ms Cadwallader, UK
“All the accommodation was good to excellent.”
Dr Thamia, 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
“Excellent, all accommodation friendly and helpful.”
Mr Lonergan, 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
“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
“A tough walk but amazing experience.”
Mrs Carrington, UK
"View of College Valley" by David Kershaw (2017)
"View of Eildon Hills" by David Kershaw (2017)