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 £260 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

“Thank you vey much for everything - arrangements worked perfectly.”
Ms Cadwallader, 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
“All the accommodation was good to excellent.”
Dr Thamia, UK
“The Pennine Way was fabulous and highly recommend it to anyone as long as they have a degree of fitness.”
Mr Roome, UK
“Very well planned, so no stress trying to arrange accommodation etc.”
Mrs Moore, UK
“Would recommend if anyone asked, it is a challenging walk but very enjoyable.”
Mr Clark, 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
“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)