Pennine way is a huge National Trail, starting in Edale, in the Derbyshire Peak District, and running all the way up to Northumberland National Park, just inside the Scottish border at Kirk Yetholm. Often described as “the backbone of England”, the Pennine Hills are a large part of this trail, and because of this, it is one of Britain’s best known and toughest National Trail and long distance walking routes. It cutting through the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales is pretty impressive and sure to reveal spectacular sites and vistas as it snakes up the country over 268 miles. Though it isn’t the longest in Britain, it’s still pretty impressive and an attraction to any serious long distance walker, though not to be taken on lightly! The journalist and rambler, Tom Stephenson, had the idea for the path. Being partly inspired by huge walking trails in the USA, and after publishing the concept in a 1935 Daily Herald article, took it to parliament for an official creation of his trail. A ceremony in 1965, held at Malham Moor, officially declared the trail open and walks in Yorkshire and the Peak District would certainly be getting longer!
The Pennine Way is a marvellous route, taking you over some of England’s most impressive sites of wild beauty and untamed lands. Although we would recommend these locations to anybody, the walk itself is one of Britain’s serious long distance walks and should only be attempted by experienced walkers. Plan and book your accommodation in advance and make sure you have plenty of supplies and the correct footwear and clothing. It’s the walk of a lifetime!