The Pennine Way National Trail

The Pennine Way National Trail

The Pennine Way National Trail is a 412km (267 mile) walk from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park. It ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.

High Cup Nick on the Pennine Way.

The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the “backbone of England”. Although not the United Kingdom’s longest trail, it is according to the Ramblers’ Association “one of Britain’s best known and toughest”.

View from Cross Fell towards the Pennine Radar station on Great Dun Fell with Little Dun Fell.

A small part of the walk is through East Cumbria, from AlstonGarrigill, over Cross Fell (which at 2930 feet is the highest point on the Pennine Way), Great Dun Fell, towards Dufton, then on to High Cup Nick and Cow Green Reservoir, on the border between Cumbria and County Durham.

Cow Green Resevoir.

For more information, descriptions and pictures of the route – see the links below.

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