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 £325 per person

About the trail

The Pennine Way was Britain’s first ever National Trail, and it remains the best-known and arguably the most challenging of the lot.

Through the wild landscapes of the Peaks, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and the Cheviot Hills, this walking holiday straddles the spine of England as it stretches from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, taking in a wide variety of scenery from mountains to moorland. If you embark on the Pennine Way, expect to encounter inclement weather, phenomenal climbs and the binding comradery of walkers on a truly epic adventure.

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
“Only the weather let us down and we appreciate you can't help with that!”
Mrs Taylor, UK
“Excellent, all accommodation friendly and helpful.”
Mr Lonergan, UK
“Lovely part of the country - pleased we chose it. We commented that we really didn't notice the organisation as everything worked.”
Mrs Burton, 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
“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
“Our 5th Contours holiday and right up there with the best. Amazing scenery, open spaces, warm beds and friendly local people. And we only got soaked once! We really benefited from the rest day in the middle (clearly showing our age!) and would recommend to others who want to take on a challenging walk without overdoing it.”
Mrs Thurgood, 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
“Very well planned, so no stress trying to arrange accommodation etc.”
Mrs Moore, UK
"View of College Valley" by David Kershaw (2017)
"View of Eildon Hills" by David Kershaw (2017)
A wildlife hide on the Pennine Way.
A wildlife hide on the Pennine Way.
Waiting for the boss on the slopes of Kisdon - Aureen Harthorn
Waiting for the boss on the slopes of Kisdon - Aureen Harthorn