The Pennine Way Southern Route: 9 days

  • Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Edale / Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  • Distance 144 km / 89 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - September
  • Price From $1,012

Overview

This trail is known as being the longest in England, or the 'father' of the longest trails in this country, which will take you along the Pennines, also known as "the backbone of England".

Along the way, you'll find magnificent natural, historical and geological scenery such as Hardraw Force, the highest waterfall or Cross Fell, listed as the coldest place in England. Explore wide stretches of the Peak District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • Journey on one of Britain's longest and most difficult trails, according to “The Ramblers” (a walking charity). 
  • Get to know the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the longest in England. 
  • Visit Top Withins Farm, which inspired Emily Bronte to write “Wuthering Heights”.
  • 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 Horton-in-Ribblesdale
    • 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.

    Map

    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.

    From Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station, you can head to any city in England, depending on your next destination. Although the nearest airport is Leeds Airport. 

    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.

    In summer, the sun will be much stronger, and in winter the weather conditions are too extreme to take the route.

    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.