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Pennine Way

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 £280 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

“Thank you vey much for everything - arrangements worked perfectly.”
Ms Cadwallader, UK
“The holiday was well-organised and the accommodation was of a high standard.”
Mrs Russell, UK
“Tailored exactly right to meet my needs. Booking was very simple and adaptions to proposals were readily incorporated without fuss.”
Mr Swift, 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
“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
“Very well planned, so no stress trying to arrange accommodation etc.”
Mrs Moore, UK
“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
“Excellent, all accommodation friendly and helpful.”
Mr Lonergan, 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
"View of College Valley" by David Kershaw (2017)
"View of Eildon Hills" by David Kershaw (2017)