Explore 251 Miles of Stunning Upland Countryside via the Pennine Way
Independent Hostels are great places to stay if you are planning a walk of the Pennine Way. We have hostels all the way along the route. Take a look below to see maps of each area and links to the hostels and bunkhouses along the route.
Pennine Way in the Peak District – see more on our Peak District Map
Beginning in the quiet village of Edale the Pennine Way crosses the moorlands of the Kinder Plateau, meanders up into Bronte country and the limestone Yorkshire Dales National Park where walkers travel via Malham, Pen-y-ghent, Great Shunner Fell and Keld.
Pennine Way in West Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales – See our Yorkshire and Lancashire Map
The path descends to the River Tees and follows the river up past High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls before rising up and crossing the fells to High Cup, Great Dunfell and Cross Fell. This climb is followed by another descent into Alston, which shares the title of England’s highest Market town with Buxton, close to Edale at the southern end of the Way.
Pennine Way in the North Pennines “Roof Of England” – See our North Pennines Map
After entering the Northumberland National Park the path follows Hadrian’s Wall to Housesteads Fort before veering north again. The last section takes in the Kielder Forest, Redesdale and the uplands of the stunning and isolated Cheviot Hills. Here the path runs along the border with Scotland before crossing it and gradually heading down to Kirk Yetholm. There are a number of loops can be taken off the main trail and it also links to the Coast to Coast and St Cuthbert’s Way.