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Pennine Way Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Pennine Way walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most of routes are circular walks although there are a few linear hikes. The walks are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes. The walks are divided into sub areas so you can find specific walks.

The Pennine Way is a 268 mile (429 km) long National Trail from the Derbyshire village of Edale and then heads north following the Pennines to the village of Kirk Yetholm, which is located just over the border in Scotland. Listed below are a selection of circular and linear routes that include sections of this superb National Trail. All routes include free GPX files.


Pennine Way Peak District Walks

Highlights of this section include Kinder Scout and Downfall, Bleaklow, Longendale and Laddow Rocks, Black Hill and the reservoirs of Wessenden Moor.

1116Grains in the Water & Alport Castlesmod/hard12.00
1159★☩Grindsbrook & Edale Headmoderate7.50
1174Kinder Low & Mount Faminemoderate7.50
1179Lad's Leap & Laddow Rocks from Crowdenmoderate6.50
1182★☩Kinder Downfallmoderate8.00
1264★☩Rushup Edge & Crowden Towermoderate10.00
1295★☩Ringing Roger & Edale Crossmoderate10.00
1486Harry Hut, Mill Hill & Doctor's Gate from Glossopmoderate11.30
1489Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashopmoderate6.75
1703Longdendale from Hadfield Stationeasy/mod9.00
1756Bleaklow & The Longendale Trail from Woodheadmod/hard10.00
1759Torside Clough & Longendale from Old Glossopmoderate7.40
2378★☩Rushup Edge & Mam Tormoderate10.00
2514★☩Fair Brook & Kinder Downfallmoderate8.00
2615★☩The Kinder Edgesmod/hard18.00
2621Black Hill & Laddow Rocksmoderate9.00
2625Torside Clough from Longdendalemoderate4.50
2982Bleaklow & Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Passmod/hard9.50
3022Black Hillmoderate9.00
3027Bleaklow Head from Longdendalemoderate8.00
3238★☩Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Cloughmoderate9.30

Pennine Way South Pennines Walks

Highlights include Standedge, Blackstone Edge, Stoodley Pike, Top Withins, Lothersdale and Gargrave.

1135Top Withins and the Bronte Bridgemoderate8.00
1291Stoodley Pikemoderate11.00
1411Walsden & Warland Reservoireasy/mod6.50
1697Marsden to Edale challengevery hard22.00
1849Blackstone Edge and the Pennine Way without a carmoderate8.00
1900Standedge Trail from Marsdenmoderate9.00
2098Marsden Moor from Marsdeneasy/mod6.40
2260White Hill from Hollingworth Lakemoderate11.20
2359Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from Marsdenhard19.50
2518Black Hill & Four Reservoirs from near Wessenden Headmoderate10.00
2600Chew Reservoir & the Pennine Waymod/hard14.00
2630Upper Holme Valley & Ramsden Cloughmoderate9.00
2644Marsden and the Standedge Trailmoderate11.00
2661Keighley Moor Reservoir & Hitching Stone from Cowlingmoderate9.50
2705Oxenhope to Hebden Bridge without a carmoderate11.00
2946Buckstones and Linsgreave Head from Marsdenmoderate8.75
3015Stoodley Pike & Withens Clough Reservoir from Lobb Millmoderate9.00
3380Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lakemoderate9.00

Pennine Way Yorkshire Dales Walks

Highlights include Malham Cove and Tarn, Fountains Fell, Pen-y-ghent, Gayle and Hawes, Great Shunner Fell, Upper Swaledale and Tan Hill.

1051Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route 2)moderate7.00
1053Swinner Gill and Mukermod/hard8.50
1121★☩Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hillmoderate9.00
1239Gordale Scar & Malham Coveeasy/mod6.50
1377Calton and Hanlith Moorseasy/mod6.50
1500★☩Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scarmoderate6.75
1768Thomas Gill and Ravenseat from Tan Hillmoderate8.70
1926★☩Pen-y-ghent & Littondalehard16.00
2155Mossdale & Cotterdaleeasy/mod7.90
2273Dodd Fell Hill & Drumaldracemoderate11.50
2286Gayle & Aysgill Force from Haweseasy3.50
2304East Marton and the Drumlinseasy/mod5.50
2385Airton & Bell Busk Circulareasy/mod6.80
2602Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route 3)moderate9.10
2704Kirkby Malham & Hanlith from Malhameasy4.00
2737The River Aire & Kirkby Malham from Malhameasy3.00
2861Pinhaw Beacon from Lothersdaleeasy4.00
3092Malham Cove, Malham Tarn & Watloweseasy4.40
3392★☩Darnbrook Fell & Fountains Fellmoderate6.40
3621★☩Great Shunner Fell & Lovely Seatmod/hard11.40
3624★☩Great Shunner Fell from Hardrawmod/hard9.20

Pennine Way North Pennines Walks

Highlights include Baldersdale, Lunedale, Teesdale and High Force, Cauldron Snout, High Cup Nick, Dufton, Great Dun Fell, Cross Fell, The River South Tyne, Alston and South Tynedale.

1005Harter Fell & Grassholmemoderate8.00
1084Garrigill, Alston & Nentheadmoderate13.10
1339High Cup Nickmoderate10.50
1482Crossthwaite Common from Middleton-in-Teesdalemoderate9.75
1488Middleton-in-Teesdale Railway Walkeasy2.50
1553Hannah's Meadow, Baldersdale & Brown Rigg Moss easy/mod8.00
1715Dufton Pike & Duftoneasy5.00
2195Alston & Garrigilleasy/mod8.70
2258Grassholme Reservoir from Middleton-in-Teesdalemoderate8.20
2469Great Allotment & God's Bridgemoderate10.20
3011Dufton Pikeeasy/mod5.50
3070Knock Fell & High Cup Nickmod/hard12.00
3071Cross Fell & Great Dun Fell from Kirklandmod/hard12.00
3099High Force, Low Force and the River Teeseasy/mod7.50
3274Cronkley Scar & Cauldron Snoutmoderate8.00
3421High Cup Nick via Middle Tonguemoderate9.30
3424Cronkley Fell from Hanging Shaw easy/mod7.00
3526Hanging Shaw, Cronkley Scar, Low Force & High Forcemoderate12.70
3593★☩Meldon Hill from Cow Green Reservoirmoderate9.20

Pennine Way Northumberland Walks

Highlights include Hadrian's Wall, the North Tyne Valley and Bellingham, the Cheviots, and the Scottish Borders.

1198Hadrian's Wall & Steel Riggmoderate8.00
1200★☩Windy Gylemoderate7.50
1201Black Hag from Kirk Yetholmmoderate8.50
1477Bellingham to Kiln Rigg by Pennine Way Circularmoderate14.25
1478Ladyhill to Bellingham circularmoderate16.00
1677Peel Crags & Winshield Crags from Vindolandaeasy/mod7.80
1763★☩Mozie Law & Windy Gylemoderate8.20
1764★☩The Cheviot from Langleefordmod/hard8.20
1776★☩The Cheviot & Auchope Cairn from Langleefordmod/hard10.00
2169Chew Green & Upper Coquet Valleyeasy/mod5.80
2251Yearning Saddle & Brownhart Lawmoderate7.80
2299★☩The Cheviotmoderate9.00
2671Hotbank Crags & Housesteads from Vindolanda easy5.30
3331Cragend & Crow Crags from Housesteads easy/mod8.40
3343Hadrian's Wall, Walltown Crags & Aesicaeasy/mod5.00
3353The Roman Camp at Chew Green easy/mod5.80
3404Hadrian's Wall - Cawfields to Steel Riggeasy/mod3.50
3644★☩Blackhaggs Rigg & Great Hetha from Hethpoolmoderate9.60

Note - Walks are listed in numerical order.

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