GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Pennine Way

268 miles (431 km)

This fabulous 268 mile path takes you through three of England's finest national parks. You start near Edale in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District and head north towards the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The final section takes you over Hadrian's Wall in the stunning Northumberland National Park before crossing the England-Scotland border and finishing in the village of Kirk Yetholm in Scotland.
Though the path is often challenging you're rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views in the country. Highlights on the path include the beautiful Malham Cove, the heather moorland of the Marsden Moor Estate, the Malham Tarn Estate and the stunning Kisdon Force waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You'll also enjoy a waterside section along the River Tees in Teesdale which leads to Low Force Watefall and High Force Waterfall.
The path also passes through Bronte country in West Yorkshire where you can visit the Bronte Waterfall and Top Withens.

Pennine Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pennine Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

In Edale head to The Old Nags Head at Hope Vale, just to the north of the village (Postcode: S33 7ZD). This classic old pub dates back to 1577 and is located a short walk from Edale village, at the start of the Pennine Way.

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On the path near Edale at the start of the route

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Torside Reservoir, Peak District Derbyshire

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East Gill Falls, Yorkshire Dales National Park

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The River Tees, near Newbiggin County Durham

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High Force Waterfall,Teesdale

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Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park

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Crossing the England-Scotland border

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Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, at the end of the route

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Route Highlights

Edale

The small Derbyshire village of Edale is close to the start point for the trail.

Torside Reservoir

The largest man-made lake in Longdendale in north Derbyshire.

Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike is a 1,300ft hill including the Stoodley Pike Monument at the summit. It was built in 1856 when peace was declared at the end of the Crimean War.

Hebden Bridge

The lovely Yorkshire Town of Hebden Bridge lies at the confluence of the River Calder and the River Hebden (Hebden Water). It is an ideal place for a stopover with plenty of good guest houses, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

Malham Tarn

The highest lake in England, Malham Tarn Estate is run by the National Trust. There's much to enjoy including a wetland nature reserve and dramatic waterfalls.

High Force

This spectacular 70 foot high waterfall lies on the River Tees.

Hadrian's Wall

As you enter the Nothumberland National Park the famous Hadrian's Wall comes into view. You will also pass the Aesica fort on this stretch which runs along the Hadrian's Wall path national trail.

Cheviot Hills

The Cheviot Hills are a range of rolling hills straddling the England/Scotland border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Kirk Yetholm

The small Scottish village of Kirk Yetholm marks the end of the trail.

England/Scotland border

Near the end of the trail you will cross the border from England into Scotland

Northumberland National Park

The breathtaking Northumberland National Park covers an area of more than 1030 km˛ between the Scottish Border in the north to just south of Hadrian's Wall.

East Gill Force

These wonderful falls are located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The upper falls have an impressive 4.5 metre drop while the lower section is a series of stepped cascades that fall three metres as East Gill enters the River Swale

Pen-y-ghent

The path climbs to the summit of this 2277 foot high mountain in the Yorkshire Dales.

Cross Fell

The highest point of the Pennine Range at 2,930 ft and also the highest point in England outside of the Lake District. From the summit the mountains of the Lake District and the Solway Firth are visible

Kinder Scout

The path crosses this mountain and moor, which at 2,087 feet (636 m) above sea level, is the highest point in the Peak District and the highest point in Derbyshire. The views are stunning with the city of Manchester and Snowdonia viewable on a clear day. The scenic path of Jacob's Ladder (right) is a highlight on this section.

Wessenden Valley

This stunning section takes you through Wessenden valley with its four reservoirs, namely (from the top) Wessenden Head, Wessenden, Blakeley and Butterley

Black Hill

The path runs up to the summit of this 582 metre high hill. It's now handily paved as the top can become very boggy after rain.

Blackstone Edge

This moorland at 472 metres high is one of the landmarks on the trail. You will also pass the Blackstone Edge, White Holme and Warland Reservoirs on this section.

Walshaw Dean Reservoirs

The trail takes you right along the side of the reservoirs at Walshaw Dean

Lothersdale

You will pass right through this small village with the Hare and Hounds Pub a perfect place to stop for lunch.

Gargrave

The path takes you across the River Aire (right) and the Leeds and Liverpool canal as you pass through the village of Gargrave.

Malham Cove

This curved limestone cliff is a well-known beauty spot in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The trail on this section is formed of 400 irregular stone steps that lead to a limestone pavement at the top.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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