Pennine Way Northumberland
Location: Peak District in Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders.
Length: 429km (268 miles).
Average number of days to complete: 16.
Users: 100% for walkers, 30% available for cyclists and horse riders too.
Highest point: Cross Fell 893m (2947 ft).
Start point: The Nags Head pub in Edale.
Finish point: The Border Inn, Kirk Yetholm.
Landscape: A grand traverse up the Backbone of England. 17% of the Trail is within the Peak District National Park, 20% in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and 24% within the Northumberland National Park. (Total 61% designated).
Highlights: Kinder Scout, Stoodley Pike, Top Withins, Malham Cove, Pen-y-ghent, Tan Hill, High Force, Cauldron Snout, High Cup Nick, Cross Fell, Hadrians Wall and The Cheviot.
Famous Associations: Benny Rothman from The Access Movement in the Peak District during the 1930’s, Tom Stephenson, A Wainright, Bronte Family.
Trail Officers favourite part: ‘Middleton in Teesdale to Dufton for the fantastic scenery and beautiful flowers in spring.
Nearest towns: Sheffield (34km (21 miles), 40 minutes), Manchester (32km (20miles), 40 minutes), Leeds (44km (27 miles), 35 minutes), Huddersfield (24km (15miles), 25 minutes), Bradford (24km (15 miles), 30 minutes), Keighley (14km (9 miles), 15 minutes), Skipton (6km (4 miles), 5 minutes), Penrith (24km (15 miles), 30 minutes), Carlisle (32km (20 miles), 30 minutes), Newcastle Upon Tyne (73km (45 miles), 60 minutes).
Access: Sheffield is 3 hours by train from London. Manchester is 2 ½ hours from London. Edale is around 45 minutes from both Sheffield and Manchester by Train. Kirk Yetholm has a bus service to Kelso (30 minutes), where a service runs to Jedburgh where a connection can be made with Newcastle (90 minutes) and Edinburgh (75 minutes).
Information available: National Trail Guide by Tony Hopkins - Aurum Press (South ISBN 1854 106 724 and North ISBN 1854 108 514). Accommodation and public transport information guides by Countryside Agency and Pennine Way Association.
Contact for all information and advice: Steve Westwood, The Countryside Agency, Yorkshire and Humber Region, 4th Floor, Victoria Wharf, No.4 The Embankment, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4BA.
Telephone: 00 44 (0) 0113 246 9222 .
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