The Pennine Way is a traverse of the backbone and wilderness of England covering three national parks, a World Heritage Site and the huge Area of Outstanding National Beauty that is the wild North Pennines.
It is well signposted and can be strenuous with some longer days walking and some steeper ascending and high-level walking with no phone reception. Experience with map & compass navigation is strongly recommended. Due to prevailing winds the route is offered South-North to allow you to keep the wind predominately on your back which is a much nicer walking experience. It is a challenging and rewarding walk and one that will leave you with a lifelong memorable experience and feeling of achievement.
Stage 1 takes you from the start in Edale, up to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in Horton-in-Ribblesdale over 7-hiking days. The trail is full of interest, taking in the iconic scenery around Kinder Scout and Hebden Bridge, classic Bronte country around Haworth, intriguing waterfalls and gorges around Malham, and finishing your journey with a traverse over one of the notorious Yorkshire 3-Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent.
We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way. You will need full walking kit including a waterproof jacket and trousers, a comfortable day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking.
This trip is based on 2 people sharing, so if you are a solo traveller, please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help.
Please note due to the remote nature of some stopovers with limited available accommodation, several transfers will be required on the full route. A supplement may be payable.
- 7 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
- Luggage transfers each walking day (1 x bag per person, max. weight limit 20kg)
- Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
- Expert local knowledge and 24hr on call assistance during your trip
- Professional event organisation
- Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
- Taxis to- and from- accommodation if located off the trail.
- Lunches and evening meals
- Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
- Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)
- Single room supplement £90 per person per night (subject to availability)
- Solo traveler supplement £90 per person per night
- Odd number group supplement £90 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
- Extra night prior to start (single room) £145 per person
- Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
- Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £145 per person
- Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
- Add a well-earned rest day into your trip £90 per person based on twin room sharing
- Transfer back to your car at the end of your walk available upon request
Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.
Getting there and back
By road: Edale is located in the Peak District, approximately 1 hour from junction 20 on the M6, and approximately 1 hour from junction 31 on the M1. Due to the logistics of parking and then getting back to the start, it is recommended to use public transport.
By public transport: There is a regular train service from Manchester (MAN) and Sheffield (SHF) to Edale station (EDL). Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.
By air: The nearest airport is Manchester (MAN), from where you need to take a train via Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and change for Edale.
By road: Horton-in-Ribblesdale is located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, near the A65 and M6, the nearest town is Settle.
By public transport: There are public bus services from Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale which takes around 15mins. From here you can connect to most major cities. There is also a train station available in Horton-in-Ribblesdale which connects to Leeds for onward travel.
By air: The nearest airports are Leeds (LDS) or Manchester (MAN)
Evening meals and lunches
You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.
For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.
Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.
Due to the route of the walk, there is limited accommodation in some locations. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. There may be between 6-7 transfers during the whole route. An additional charge may be payable. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.
If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.
The Pennine Way is a long distance trek. It is not a bad idea to have a day or two off on route to rest the weary legs, and are obviously also nice as sightseeing days.
Need a guide?
If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.
Dates and prices
For available dates please click on the ‘book now’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.
After you book
After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.
In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.
Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.
At the end of your trip
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.
Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Horton-in-Ribblesdale at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.