The Pennine Way
The 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.
The 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 Please let us know if our information is out of date.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
We 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.
|Snake Pass||8¾||Accommodation (Inn),PH (2½ miles)|
|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|
|Marsden||24½ + 2||Accommodation (H),C,R,PH,Bus,Taxi|
|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|
|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|
|Earby||60½ + 1½||Accommodation (YHA),R,PH|
|East Marton||64½||Accommodation (B&B),C,R,PH|
|Airton||70½ + ¼||Accommodation (B&B)|
|Kirkby Malham||72 + ½||Accommodation (B&B),R,PH|
|Horton in Ribblesdale||88||Accommodation (H,B&B),C,R,PH,Rail|
|Cam Houses||96 + ½||Accommodation (B&B)|
|Sedbusk||103 + ¼||Accommodation (H)|
|Muker||112½ + 1||Accommodation (B&B),C,PH,Shop|
|Tan Hill||118½||Accommodation (Inn),R,PH|
|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)|
|Alston||175 + ½||All|
|Knarsdale||181¾ + ½||Accommodation (B&B),C,PH,R|
|Greenhead||192 + ½||Accommodation (Inn,B&B,YHA),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)|
|Lamb Hill||239¼||Refuge Hut|
|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|
|CG||Camping and Rambling Gear Shop|
|H||Hotel or Inn Accommodation|
|PH||Pub or Bar|
|R||Restaurant, Bar Meal or Tea Shop|
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
Click on the link below for valuable information and footpath news:
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.