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The Pennine Way runs for a length of 429 kilometers through United Kingdom.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 21 days to walk the Pennine Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!
On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.
Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about Pennine Way
- in a tent/tarp
- in guesthouses/hotels along the way
The best time to hike the Pennine Way is:
Arrival to the Pennine Way
You will arrive via Manchester Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 1 hours.
Departure from the Pennine Way
Departure is via Edinburgh Airport.
You can get to the airport per Bus. Takes about 4 hours.
Useful links to the Pennine Way
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the Pennine Way
Map and elevation profile of the Pennine Way
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