Hiking The Pennine Way

The 16th most popular hiking trail in UK.

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Near Manchester, the Pennine Way is a 268 mile trek from Edale in the Peak District National Park north to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish border. The route follows a limestone ridgrline and rolls over numerous treeless grassy hills known as fells. Luckily, camping is not permitted along the way, so you will have to enjoy one of four huts (bothies) and the numerous inns near the route.

Typically, the route is hiked from the south to the north to keep the wind at your back. The southern terminus can be reached from Manchester by taking the Transpeak bus for 17 miles to the Derbyshire stop. On the northern end, plan on stopping at the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm.

Overall, Pennine Way is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in UK.


Local Contact(s):  Peak National Park 01629-816200; British Tourism (800) 462-2748.

Recommended Book:  "Pennine Way Walking Guide" from Keith Carter

Base Camp:  Peak Cottages (011) 42620777

Luxury Loding:  Brook Cottage 0163742463; Spinny Cottage 01663743230

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  21403


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