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The Pennine Way

Pennine Way SignpostThe Pennine Way was the first official long-distance footpath in Britain, and remains the most famous.
Some notes on distance: the Pennine Way varies in length according to which guidebook one reads. Obviously, the path does not change length to suit the book, so the problem is how the various writers ascertain the length.
The total length of the Pennine Way is actually not a problem, but those walking the route will need to know (based on their experience and fitness) how long it will be on a particular day before either a lunch-time break or evening accommodation/meal is available.
Wainwright, bless his cotton walking socks, regarded the Pennine Way as 270 miles, and marked the ongoing mileage in his book accordingly. However, other authors set different mileages between points.
Malham Cove, on the Pennine WayThe whole point of this website is to assist the long-distance walker to actually do the walk, and for that reason we have chosen to accept (although not necessarily agree with) the mileages in the Trailblazer guide to the Pennine Way by Edward de la Billiere, Keith Carter and Chris Scott (refer to Guidebooks and Maps). In our opinion it is the best guide to the walk. All mileages quoted on RambleFest’s Pennine Way pages for distances along the route coincide with that guide.
Not only do we show you where to find Pennine Way accommodation and places at which to eat and drink (click in table below), but we show the guidebooks and maps required, and make them available to buy online.

Pennine Way Accommodation

We have split Pennine Way accommodation into Hotels & Inns and Bed & Breakfast. While we realise many guest houses are as good as some hotel accommodation, in order to avoid confusion we have opted for the simpler option. We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Pennine Way accommodation recommendations.

Pennine Way Restaurants and Pubs

We have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants along the Pennine Way, especially regarding whether pubs serve real ale and/or food. But restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.

Pennine Way Guidebooks & Maps

Pennine Way guidebookPennine Way mapsWe have greatly improved our Ramblefest-Amazon store and made it very easy to find the books and maps required for your walk. Please click on the Guidebook or Map image to be taken to the relevant guidebooks and maps for the Pennine Way and the option of buying them online.

Pennine Way Mileage and Services Table

Please click on a location to open the page displaying Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
NOTE: Figures after the `+' sign indicates miles off route. Legend is at the bottom of the page.

Edale - Accommodation (Inn,B&B,YHA),C,R,PH,Rail
Upper Booth 2 C
Snake Pass Accommodation (Inn),PH (2½ miles)
Torside 14 Accommodation (B&B),Bus
Padfield 14 + 2½ Accommodation (Inn,B&B),PH
Glossop 14 + 3 Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Rail
Hadfield 14 + 2½ PH,Taxi,Rail
Crowden 16 Accommodation (YHA),C
Marsden 24½ + 2 Accommodation (H),C,R,PH,Bus,Taxi
Standedge 27 Bus
Bleak Hey Nook 27 + 1½ Accommodation (B&B)
Diggle 27 + 1¼ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH
Marsden 27 + 2¼ Accommodation (H),C,R,PH,Bus,Taxi
Blackstone Edge Reservoir 33 PH,Bus
Warland Reservoir 35 + 1 PH
Mankinholes 37 + 1¼ Accommodation (B&B,YHA),C,R,PH
Hebden Bridge 41 + 1½ Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,CG,Rail
Blackshaw Head and Colden 42½ Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C,PH,Shop
Hardcastle Crags 43¾ C
Pack Horse Inn 45¾ + ¼ Accommodation (Inn),R,PH
Ponden Reservoir 53 Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C,PH
Haworth 53 + 3 Accommodation (H,B&B),R,PH,Rail,Bus
Cowling/Ickornshaw 57 Accommodation (B&B),C,R,PH
Lothersdale 59 C,PH
Earby 60½ + 1½ Accommodation (YHA),R,PH
East Marton 64½ Accommodation (B&B),C,R,PH
Gargrave 67 Accommodation (B&B),C,R,Rail
Airton 70½ + ¼ Accommodation (B&B)
Kirkby Malham 72 + ½ Accommodation (B&B),R,PH
Malham 73 Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Bus
Horton in Ribblesdale 88 Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Rail
Cam Houses 96 + ½ Accommodation (B&B)
Gayle 101 Accommodation (B&B),C
Hawes 102 Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,CG,Bus
Sedbusk 103 + ¼ Accommodation (H)
Hardrow 103½ Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C,R,PH
Thwaite 111½ Accommodation (H)
Muker 112½ + 1 Accommodation (B&B),C,PH,Shop
Keld 114½ Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH
Tan Hill 118½ Accommodation (Inn),R,PH
Bowes (126½) Accommodation (H),C
Baldersdale 128 Accommodation (B&B)
Lunedale 131 + 1½ Accommodation (B&B)
Middleton in Teesdale 134½ + ¼ Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH
Holwick 137 + ¾ Accommodation (Inn),C,R,PH
High Force 139½ Accommodation (H)
Langdon Beck 143 + 1 Accommodation (H,B&B,YHA)
Dufton 155 Accommodation (B&B,YHA),C,R,PH,Shop
Garrigill 171 Accommodation (B&B),C,PH,Food
Alston 175 + ½ All
Slaggyford 180½ Accommodation (B&B)
Knarsdale 181¾ + ½ Accommodation (B&B),C,PH,R
Greenhead 192 + ½ Accommodation (Inn,B&B,YHA),C,R,PH
Cawfields 196¼ Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C,R,PH
Once Brewed & Twice Brewed 198¾ Accommodation (Inn,B&B),C,R,PH
Hetherington 212½ + ½ Accommodation (B&B)
Shitlington Crags 213½ + ½ Accommodation (Bunkhouse)
Bridgeford 214½ + ¾ Accommodation (B&B)
Bellingham 215½ Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Bus
Byrness 230½ Accommodation (B&B),C,Bus,Food
Lamb Hill 239¼ Refuge Hut
Trows 243¼  
Barrowburn Farm 243¼ + 4 Accommodation (B&B)
Uswayford Farm 244¾ + 1½ Accommodation (B&B)
Cocklawfoot Farm 244¾ + 2 Accommodation (B&B) (Kirk Yetholm)
Auchope Rig 250¼ Refuge Hut
Kirk Yetholm 257½ Accommodation (Inn,B&B,YHA),R,PH,Bus


B&B Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
C Camping
CG Camping and Rambling Gear Shop
H Hotel or Inn Accommodation
PH Pub or Bar
R Restaurant, Bar Meal or Tea Shop
YHA Youth Hostel

Pennine Way Wikis and Forums

We have added Wikis and Forums for those wishing to place or gain additional information or opinion on the various aspects of the Pennine Way long-distance footpath: Pennine Way Wikis and Forums.

Pennine Way Website Links

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Pennine Way Public Transport

We have included train station information on the relevant location pages, but to assist in planning your walk we have also placed the
Pennine Way Public Transport on a single page.


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