Founded in 1965, The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in the UK and set the trend for the walking culture we have today. The 268 mile route spans from Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders, crossing some of the most spectacular upland landscapes in England, National Parks and Nature Reserves.
Northumberland’s section begins in the rugged North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, passes Hadrian’s Wall where, for 8 miles, you can walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, and through the dramatic landscapes of Northumberland National Park. In the quaint village of Bellingham, you can treat yourself to a cake and a cuppa and there are several walker-friendly B&Bs for you to choose from.
Reap the rewards in the breathtaking panoramic views of Northumberland you discover along the way. It can be quite hilly and remote in places, particularly in the Cheviots, so come prepared with sturdy footwear and warm clothing. At times the route can be quite remote and isolated so make sure you pack your provisions and are suitably prepared - the Pennine Way is a route for experienced walkers.