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Pennine Way

In 1965 the Pennine Way was designated as Britain’s first National Trail. The full walk runs from Edale to Kirk Yetholm, and today it is one of the UK’s most famous long-distance footpaths. 

This magnificent walk crosses three national parks; the wild and rugged Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales with its windswept moorlands and green farmland, and Northumberland, a mix of high hills, dales and crystal clear rivers. 

The wonderful sights of the heavenly Swaledale Valley and waterfalls, such as High Force, greet you as you follow trails to the fascinating and historical sights of old Roman mile castles and forts in Hadrian's Wall country. Cross the rugged Cheviot Hills further north, all the way.
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updated on: December 11, 2017
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Hiking trail · High Peak

Edale to Torside

December 07, 2017
difficult
24.4 km
7:00 h
598 m
640 m
After exploring the village of Edale set off and prepare for a challenging couple of days on the trail.  
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Hiking trail · High Peak

Torside to Standedge

December 07, 2017
moderate
20.2 km
6:00 h
646 m
467 m
A tough start for this section rewards with more stunning Peak District views as you cross the moorland and hills toward Standedge. 
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Hiking trail · Oldham

Standedge to Calder Valley

December 07, 2017
moderate
23.8 km
6:30 h
220 m
488 m
The next few days of walking are much flatter and therefore easier!  What you gain in ease, however, you forfeit in remoteness. This section ...
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Hiking trail · Calderdale

Calder Valley to Ponden

December 07, 2017
moderate
17.2 km
5:00 h
540 m
373 m
A tough climb at the start, then walk through mixed terrain through fields, moorland and into Brontë country. 
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Hiking trail · Bradford

Ponden to Ickornshaw

December 07, 2017
moderate
8.7 km
2:30 h
185 m
246 m
Less than ten kilometres seperates Ponden and the tiny village of Ickornshaw as you work your way closer to the Yorkshire Dales. 
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Hiking trail · Craven

Ickornshaw to Gargrave

December 07, 2017
moderate
17.8 km
5:00 h
388 m
486 m
Aim for the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales on this section and enjoy the change of scenery as you push northward to Gargrave. 
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Hiking trail · Craven

Gargrave to Malham

December 07, 2017
easy
10.5 km
2:45 h
191 m
98 m
A relatively short and easy-going walk connects Gargrave with the town of Malham. 
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Hiking trail · Craven

Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale

December 07, 2017
difficult
23.5 km
7:00 h
785 m
747 m
An action-packed walk where the wonders of wildlife and intriguing natural formations are matched by a strenuous pace as you march toward the end ...
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Hiking trail · Craven

Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes

December 07, 2017
moderate
22.1 km
6:00 h
400 m
398 m
Walk north through the Yorkshire Dales on the Central Pennine Way and then follow Cam High Road above the moors,  before the friendly Yorkshire ...
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Hiking trail · Richmondshire

Hawes to Thwaite

December 07, 2017
moderate
15.3 km
4:20 h
488 m
443 m
Let the open meadows filled with wild flowers, in the summer, woo you before what will be one of the most challenging climbs of the Pennine Way. 
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Hiking trail · Richmondshire

Thwaite to Keld

December 07, 2017
easy
4.5 km
1:30 h
154 m
127 m
Continue on this short section between Thwaite and Keld to where the Pennine Way meets the Coast to Coast walk. 
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Hiking trail · Richmondshire

Keld to Baldersdale

December 07, 2017
difficult
24.5 km
6:45 h
454 m
431 m
Be prepared to climb after passing through the gate on your way to Keld enroute to Tan Hill. Descend to moorland and follow the way to Baldersdale. 
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Hiking trail · Teesdale

Baldersdale to Middleton-in-Teesdale

December 07, 2017
moderate
8.5 km
2:30 h
183 m
308 m
Moving onwards from the halfway mark of the entire Pennine Way in Baldersdale, you'll continue north over moorland and across Grassholme Reservoir ...
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Hiking trail · Teesdale

Middleton-in-Teesdale to Langdon Beck

December 07, 2017
moderate
12.6 km
3:15 h
188 m
26 m
Pass the waterfalls of both Low Force and High Force and follow the River Tees west. 
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Hiking trail · Teesdale

Langdon Beck to Dufton

December 07, 2017
moderate
19.8 km
5:30 h
261 m
437 m
Take a break from hard climbs today as you pass cliffs, open moorland and perhaps the most dramatic feature of the entire Pennine Way. 
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