This is Britain’s first long-distance footpath.
The route is 270 miles along the backbone of Northern England from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.
Navigation, weather and endurance are all exceptionally challenging.
So if you meet a Pennine Wayer, do give them some encouragement. For more, click here.
On certain sections of the Pennine Way, the authority has installed old mill flags that ‘float’ on the vegetation.
These provide a firm walking surface and prevent further erosion of the peat underneath.
It’s not often you get to walk along the border of two countries.
Here England and Scotland join along an impressive high route with panoramic views.
Part of the Pennine Way runs along it, which can be combined with other footpaths for a brilliant day’s walking.
Mountain bikers can enjoy a good ride too.
This is also known as Hexpethgate or Coxlawgate.
In the past, cattle drovers used it, and even smugglers.
Did you know?
Russell’s Cairn on Windy Gyle is named after Lord Russell who was mysteriously murdered here in 1585 after a March Warden dispute.
The large Bronze Age burial cairn was renamed in memory of this shady event.
Car: It’s best to access the Border Ridge and Pennine Way from Kirk Yetholm. Follow the A1 north from Newcastle, taking the A697 (signposted for Rothbury and Coldstream). Follow that road for 31.2 miles and then turn left onto the B6351 at Akeldmanor & Country Club. Follow the road for 10.9 miles until you reach Kirk Yetholm. Then follow the instructions in the downloadable walk here.