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The Pennine Way

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The backbone of England, this trail runs up the center of England.


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268.8

Miles

432.6

KM

93%

Runnable

2,911' 887 m

High

368' 112 m

Low

32,884' 10,023 m

Up

33,344' 10,163 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Cave · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Runner Notes

If you are feeling ambitious, you can tackle the entirety of this trail in one go as part of the Spine Race or you can pick and choose from some shorter sections from one of the other Spine Race events.

Description

The Pennine Way is a 268-mile trail that runs up the center of England. Along the way, runners will take in the Peak District, Pennies, Yorkshire Dales, and Northumberland National Parks.

The trail start in Edale and wends its way northwards towards Crowden via Kinder Plateau and Bleaklow Head. The trail then goes over Black Hill and across Wessenden Moor to Standedge. It then goes via Blackstone Edge and Stoodley Pike to Calder Valley.

The trail then enter "Bronte Country" via Heptonstall Moor and Ickornshaw Moor. The trail then runs from Ickornshaw to Malham via the Aire Gap, Thornton in Craven and Gargrave. It then runs from Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale.

The trail climbs Cam Fell and Dodd Fell towards Hawes, then over over Great Shunner Fell and along Swaledale to Tan Hill. It then takes the Stainmore Gap to Middleton-in-Teesdale. It then makes its way to Dufton past High Force, Cauldron Snout, and High Cup. The trail then takes its biggest climb up Great Dun Fell and then on to Cross Fell and Garrigill to Alston.

It then goes via Slaggyford and over Blenkinsopp Common to Greenhead. The trail follows Hadrian's wall for 8 miles before making its way into Work Forest and over Shitlington Crag to Bellingham. It then passes via Whitley Pike and Brownrigg Head to Byrness. The trail then heads to Windy Gyle via Past Chew Green and Beefstand Hill. Finally, it makes its way to Kirk Yetholm past the Cheviot and over the Schill.

There are a variety of ways to break up this long distance trail, and more information on specific sections as well as where to stay along the trail can be found here.

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A view of the path and wall mid-way through the hike.
Jul 21, 2017 near Haltwhi…, GB

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