Pennine Way

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest and perhaps most iconic National Trail. Every long-distance walker will no doubt at some stage in their lives have this famous route in their sights. Stretching some 265 miles along the backbone of England and into the Scottish Borders, the Pennine Way passes through three national parks and a vast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as it takes you on a tour of some of the most scenic upland landscapes in the country.

The trail begins in the picturesque village of Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District and winds its way north along the Pennine spine crossing wild and desolate moorlands, through charming dales, over rugged limestone hills, and even on historic Roman roads, finally reaching the Scottish Borders and the town of Kirk Yetholm. The rewards for taking up the challenge of the Pennine Way are plentiful; the sight of the dramatic Kinder Scout plateau, the limestone cliffs of Malham Cove, the awe-inspiring High Force waterfall, the magnificent High Cup Nick, the best preserved stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and the sweeping vistas from the Cheviot Hills to name but a few.

Delightful though they are, don’t think for a moment that the Pennine Way is all heather-clad moorland and the cry of the curlew. These lands are rich with cultural and historical significance, shaped by centuries of human activity. Expect to see prehistoric monuments, Roman forts, and medieval packhorse routes. Take time to connect with the stories of those who have traversed these lands throughout history.

Completing the Pennine Way is both an amazing achievement and an unforgettable experience. Perhaps you are a seasoned long-distance walker looking to fulfil a long held ambition, or maybe a nature lover hoping to witness the ever-changing untamed beauty of the countryside? Whatever the reason, the Pennine Way is sure to leave an indelible mark on all those who venture along its path.

Our Holidays

In addition to offering the entire 265 mile Pennine Way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm as one epic adventure, we have divided the trail into three more manageable sections.

The first of these is the southern section from Edale in the Peak District to Horton in Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales. On your journey you’ll experience Kinder Scout and Bleaklow, undoubtedly some of the finest walking in the Dark Peak. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the charming village of Haworth, former home of the Brontë sisters, as well as explore the impressive Malham Cove. Depending on whether or not your chosen itinerary has you spending the evening in Haworth, this holiday will vary from 93 to 97 miles.

Next up is the 104 mile central section from Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead in Northumberland. Here you’ll experience the dramatic limestone moors of the southern Dales, visit High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls, marvel at High Cup Nick and scale Cross Fell, the highest point on the Pennines.

Finally we have the northern section from Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Over the 68 miles you’ll walk along the best preserved section of Hadrian’s Wall, enjoy mile upon mile of delightful forestry trails and make a challenging traverse of the magnificent Cheviot Hills.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop. Where there are transfers you may have to wait to be transferred from the moors into the nearby town or village for the evening. There will be little or no shelter while you wait. It is crucial you carry appropriate clothing.

Pennine Way

Edale to Kirk Yetholm 265 miles/426 km

We offer 5 itineraries on the complete Pennine Way ranging from a challenging 16 days through to a more forgiving 22 days. When choosing your itinerary consider how far you’d like to walk each day, as well as whether your choice will have you stay in your preferred locations, for instance Haworth, former home of the Brontë sisters. Some may wish to visit God’s Bridge and follow the direct route over Cotherstone Moor in one demanding 21 mile day, while others will rely on the Bowes Loop to ease the daily distance.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PW17 16 days walking (17 nights) 17 miles/27 km $2321 - $3189 Full Info Book
PW18 17 days walking (18 nights) 16 miles/26 km $2432 - $3354 Full Info Book
PW20 19 days walking (20 nights) 14 miles/23 km $2670 - $3700 Full Info Book
PW22 21 days walking (22 nights) 13 miles/21 km $2904 - $4042 Full Info Book
PW23 22 days walking (23 nights) 12 miles/19 km $3003 - $4195 Full Info Book

Pennine Way South: Edale to Horton in Ribblesdale

Edale to Horton in Ribblesdale 93 miles/150 km

We offer 3 itineraries on the southern section of the Pennine Way. Our 6 day walk offers the most continuity in terms of daily distances, and good or bad, there are no short days on this itinerary. Our 7 day walk matches the 6 day option for the first 3 days before easing off in places, most notably with a short 7 mile day into Malham, leaving plenty time to explore this popular area ahead of a demanding final day. Do note this itinerary includes a 19 mile day! Our 8 day walk takes things easier still. In addition to the Malham day it also splits the 19 mile Haworth to Gargrave stretch into 2 easier days of 8 and 11 miles, allowing a little more time to further explore Brontë country.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PWS7 6 days walking (7 nights) 16 miles/26 km $1066 - $1391 Full Info Book
PWS8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km $1201 - $1580 Full Info Book
PWS9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km $1333 - $1767 Full Info Book

Pennine Way Central: Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead

Horton in Ribblesdale to Greenhead 104 miles/167 km

We offer 4 itineraries on the central section of the Pennine Way. Our 6 day walk follows the direct route from Keld to Middleton-in-Teesdale over Cotherstone Moor and features a challenging run of 21, 20 and 19 mile days. The direct route does however reduce the overall length of the holiday by around 4 miles. Each of the other itineraries all follow the Bowes Loop, making for an easier experience. Our 7 and 8 day options both have a 20 mile day. Only our 9 day alternative avoids this and never exceeds 15 miles in a single day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PWC7 6 days walking (7 nights) 17 miles/27 km $1060 - $1386 Full Info Book
PWC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 15 miles/24 km $1196 - $1575 Full Info Book
PWC9 8 days walking (9 nights) 14 miles/23 km $1328 - $1762 Full Info Book
PWC10 9 days walking (10 nights) 12 miles/19 km $1458 - $1946 Full Info Book

Pennine Way North: Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm

Greenhead to Kirk Yetholm 68 miles/109 km

We offer 2 itineraries on the northern section of the Pennine Way. Our 4 day walk begins with a challenging 22 mile day from Greenhead to Bellingham before settling into more comfortable days of 15 or 16 miles. Our 5 day option splits the 22 mile leg with a gentle 7 mile first day to Twice Brewed.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PWN5 4 days walking (5 nights) 17 miles/27 km $739 - $956 Full Info Book
PWN6 5 days walking (6 nights) 14 miles/23 km $838 - $1109 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

This was a perfect holiday; everything ran smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about anything except the walking. Distances covered each day were very suitable for us, neither too long nor too short. A memorable experience which I would love to repeat elsewhere next time I’m holidaying in UK.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, June 2023
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I was extremely pleased with the service provided by Mickledore. I was able to enjoy my walk and accommodations without thinking or worrying about the planning, luggage transfer, etc.

Herriot Way, June 2023
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Mickledore simply do ‘ what it says on the tin’ and that works for me.

The Ridgeway, September 2023
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