The Pennine Way was Britain's first National Trail, and was opened back in the 1960's. It follows the spine of the Pennine Range from the rugged Peak District through the glorious Yorkshire Dales, skirting the Hadrians Wall Path onto the Cheviot Hills and Scotland. The Pennine Way is some 260 miles in length and should be considered as demanding and challenging, and so very worthwhile !
Crossing three national parks - The Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland - The Pennine Way showcases Britain's finest upland scenery, touching the literary landscape of the Bronte's, and Roman History at Hadrians Wall.
The Pennine Way has been described as the 'Big One', the original, roughest, toughest of them all - but choose a suitable itinerary and reap the rewards.
The route tiptoes through landscapes that inspired great writers such as William Wordsworth and the Bronte's. It is a peak into the Bronze Age, Romans, Vikings, mining, farming and so much more.
Fans of Harry Potter, Wallace and Gromit, and Robin Hood will find places of interest too !
Did you know that Keld has the largest concentration of significant waterfalls per kilometre in Britain.
Complete the whole Pennine Way route and you may consider yourself part of the elite group of lonesome bog-trotters. A Pennine Wayfarer. You will have discovered the wild, remote and beautiful places that will give you a sense of liberation.
Britain's oldest National Trail is definitely for the committed hiker. Tough at times, and the squelchy foot noise could stay with you for days... it all adds to the achievement of this deeply satisfying and thrilling walk.
The Walking Holiday Company offer a vast range of itinerary options for The Pennine Way, and you can choose to walk this route as a whole or opt for the south, central, or north section - with enough choices to find exactly what you are looking for.
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