13 thoughts on “Walking the Pennine Way

  1. Love your site but dont agree with “a nice cup of tea and a Knickerbocker glory” They just dont go. I am about to take a trip up to Scotland and someone suggested stopping at Houghton in Ribblesdale and wondered if you knew a good place to stay overnight.

  2. @Julian
    Hope you have a good trip to Scotland, I have just returned from walking the Southern Upland Way.
    I have no specific recommendations, you could try the local Tourist Information Centre (who are usually very good) or I have used http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk to find accommodation on some of the long distance routes in England.

  3. Hi

    Great pictures. I walked the section from Edale to Bowes in May 2008 as well. I only had one poor day weather wise. I hope to di the top half next year, any help or advise?

    regards

    Michael

  4. @Michael,
    You are in for a treat, firstly with the walk along Teesdale, then High Cup which I thought was the best bit of the whole walk, and I suggest you take your time along Hadrian’s Wall if you can.

    I did Byrness to Kirk Yetholm in one go, if I was doing it again and if the weather was good I would make use of one of the huts on this stage to break it into two – as I was a bit hurried and didn’t have time to do The Cheviot either.

  5. Christopher, Am planning to do this next year(!), complete novice walker, but plan to train in the Sperrins Mountains over the coming year…..What i want to ask though, is i’ve read the last part can be broken into two going via USWAYFORD FARM and rejoining the Way. Any Comments/idea!! Oh it will B&B all the way!!

  6. @SouthDerry
    Good luck with the training and the walk!
    I heard it is possible to stay at Uswayford to break up the journey, though I am not sure what accommodation is there – I had planned to use it to pick up a pre-arranged taxi to get me to Kirk Yetholm and back the following day to complete the walk.
    In the end I was fit enough to complete it in one go – and as the weather was getting worse it spurred me on.
    Have a great trip.

  7. @Christopher: girlfriend and I ‘easy-wayed’ (using luggage courier) the C2C from west to east in June 2008 and had a speldid holiday. Especially the variation in the landscape made this trip a beautiful experience. We had perfect weather except for only one day of rain leaving from Richmond to Ingleby Cross.
    Thinking about either Offa’s Dyke or the Pennine Way as a target for our 2010 holiday destination. Do you have any sugestions to take onboard for us in the decision process please?

  8. @Pieter – I think you can do both the easy way, though the Pennie Way is 100 miles or so longer.
    While I was doing the Pennie Way I was thinking about Offa’s Dyke and talked to a few people about it and heard some good comments. Though have yet to find the time to dust of the maps and make the trip myself.
    If you have the time to do the Pennie Way I suggest you go for it.
    Good luck with the planning.

  9. Hi Michael,

    I’m desperately trying not to look at any pictures of any of the 2 routes as it might spoil a part of the adventure of the trip ;-)
    I would like to know if the different sorts of landscape of the C2C matches either the Pennine Way and/or the ODP.
    I’ve read comments on the Pennine Way being rather monotone.

  10. Hi All

    My hubby, me and Millie (Border Collie) are planning to do the pennine way in a few weeks time and would appreciate any information about campsites that anyone can help us with. We will be backpacking. We did the C2C in March 2008 and thoughly enjoyed it
    We are also looking to do Offas Dyke sometime in the future
    Anne

  11. Great site and pictures. I did the PW in June/July this year. Suffered with my ageing knees and ankles but finished thanks to the magic of Ibuprofen. I split the Byrness to Kirk Yetholm section into 2, camping at the northern refuge hut – this is worth doing just for the experience. I didn’t book any accomodation in advance, I managed to find somewhere every night to either camp or B&B.

  12. I am planning to walk the p w this year and thought about using sherpa van to lighten the load…has anyone used this company and if so what were your experiences.