The Complete Pennine Way in 21 days

  • Duration 21 Days / 20 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Edale / Kirk Yetholm
  • Distance 424 km / 265 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - September
  • Price From $2,448

Overview

Travel along the complete route of the Pennine Way, England's most important long-distance walk, known as the 'father' of England's great trails, along the Pennines, called the UK's backbone. 

Explore the landscapes of the Highlands from Edale, a village created from shepherd's shelters, to the village of Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish borders, while discovering the landscapes that inspired writers such as sisters Bronte and William Wordsworth.

Cross, on this route that was opened to the public in 1965 and inspired by the Appalachian Trail in the United States, the magnificent natural, historical and geological scenery of The Peak District National Park, Yorkshire Dale National Park and Northumberland National Park.  

  • Take one of Britain's longest and most difficult trails, according to "The Ramblers" magazine. 
  • Admire the limestone Swaledale Valley in Yorkshire.
  • Tour part of Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Get to know the stunning U-shaped glacier valley known as High Cup Nick.
  • Explore the stunning Gordale Scar gorge and the imposing Malham Cove.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Travel to Edale and from Kirk Yetholm
    • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel assistance insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

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    Travel & Transfers

    The easiest way to get there is from Manchester, where you can take a train from the airport on a journey of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

    If you arrive in London, you can take a train to Manchester Piccadilly station, and from there, head to Edale.

    We do not suggest arriving by car as it is difficult to find parking in Edale and return from Kirk Yetholm, so we recommend using public transport.  

    For your return from Kirk Yetholm, take a bus to Berwick-upon Tweed station and then a train in the direction of the city of your choice or by making transfers in intermediate cities. 

    FAQs

    This route is one of the most complicated in the UK, so good physical preparation is important to be able to enjoy it to the fullest. 

    If you have no experience in walking, it is advisable that you take another route of less difficulty and intensity. Although if you want to venture out, we recommend walking through challenging terrain at least 3 months in advance. 

    Another tip is to train in the gym, or with a personal trainer to improve your fitness with cardio and endurance exercises.

    The best time is in spring and autumn, when weather conditions are favourable for walking the wooded paths, moors and other sections on the route.

    If you are passionate about long walking trails, geological, natural and historical tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites amid nature reserves and parks, this is the ideal route for you. 

    If you also enjoy local experiences, this route takes you through charming villages, typical English landscapes and pubs with delicious national spirits.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.