The Pennine Way is a dramatic 260-mile walk starting in central England. It follows the spine of England, through the Pennine Range. From the rugged Peak
District, through the glorious Yorkshire Dales, skirting the Hadrians Wall Path,
onto the Cheviot Hills into Scotland. A perfect walking holiday choice which The Great British Walks are delighted to offer.
The Pennine Way also crosses through three National Parks. The Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. The Pennine Way showcases Britain's finest upland scenery, and remains one of the most famous and popular walks in the UK. As you would expect from such a long-distance walk, the terrain will vary. Walking along the Pennine Way through areas of outstanding natural beauty expect to come across nature reserves and sites of special interest. The variety of natural habitats, makes it one of the best places in the Europe to see birds like the short-eared owl, and the red grouse. Breeding birds on the moors include oyster catchers and meadow pipits. Nature lovers will adore this walking holiday.
The Pennine Way was Britain's first National Trail, and was opened back in the 1960's. Over the years this walk has acquired a reputation for turning a spare pair of socks into a necessity. 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. Great British Walks will also provide your daily luggage transfers, so you can enjoy the walk without a heavy load.
The walking holiday route tiptoes through landscapes that inspired great writers, such as William Wordsworth, and the Bronte's. The moors on the Pennine Way are breath taking in their bleakness. Here an abandoned farmhouse was reputed to be the inspiration for Emily Bronte’s’ ‘Wuthering Heights’. And talking of heights, Britain’s highest pub is the Tan Hill Inn, some 1732 feet above sea level.
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.
Great British Walks 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. More than enough choices to find exactly what you are looking for.
Maybe take a Rest Day at Once Brewed on the Hadrians Wall Path section, where you can visit the Roman Fort at Vindolanda.
Great British Walks offer a selection of walks in the north of England including the Hadrians Wall Path. The Coast to Coast Path and the Northumberland Coast and Castles walk are well worth a look. Lots of choice to provide you with the best walking holiday experience.
Please do Contact Us with any questions you may have. The friendly and helpful team at Great British Walks will be more than happy to help with your plans.
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