Pennine Way Long Distance Path Directory

A view of the Cotswolds from Stinchcombe Hill
Following the Pennine Way Footpath on Kinder Scout

The Pennine Way is the most popular Long Distance Footpath in England. It is also one of the longest at 268 miles. The path starts at Edale in the Peak District. It ends at Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. The walk follows the Pennine backbone and crosses three national parks on its route. The average walking time is 16 days but three weeks is not uncommon for the first time long distance walker.

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The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
Ramblers Association Comprehensive site providing details on the route. Includes an accommodation guide, booking service providers, maps required.
Pennine Way Excellent planning layout to work out the stages of the walk.
J Butler Detailed route guide with a host of pictures.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
Footpath Holidays A service offering transportation for each stage and the provision of an experienced guide.
The web sites that organise accommodation and/ or baggage transfer:
Pennine Way Organises your accommodation and baggage transfer. Costs shown on site.
Sherpa Van The renowned baggage transfer service. Accommodation is also organised on request if the baggage service is used. Full costs of the service are provided online.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
S H Systems Excellent range of accommodation. Just type in the location to bring up a list of accommodation in the area. You can sort them by price, postcode or rating.
Independent Hostels Guide specialise in independent hostels and bunkhouses on and near the route.
Campsites on and near the Pennine Way A comprehensive listing of campsites serving backpackers on the Pennine Way.
Pennine Way The most complete listing of accommodation for the walk on the Internet.
A good place to stay:
Tan Hill Inn: The preeminent inn in the Great Britain with a rich history and devoted regulars. You can expect to be greeted by ardent, professional, experienced crew who always try to ensure that visitors have an enduring stay.
The essential sites for safety advice and emergency services:
Ramblers Association Practical walking advice on keeping safe including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Mountain Rescue UK You may need them so take their advice.
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