Walk The Pennine Way

Founded in 1965, The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in the UK and led the way for the expansive walking culture we have today in the UK.

This 268 mile/429km walking route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders crosses some of the finest upland landscapes in England, and passes through National Parks, Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way from Northumberland National Park

The Northumberland stretch takes you from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, alongside Hadrian's Wall, where for 8 miles you'll walk in the footsteps of the Roman soldiers that once built the wall. Walking up through Northumberland National Park you'll pass through heathery moor with dramatic views, especially in September when the purple heather is in bloom. The quaint village of Bellingham is perfect for treating yourself to a cake and a cuppa and there are several walker-friendly B&Bs for you to choose from.

It can be quite hilly and remote in places, particularly in the Cheviots, but you reap the rewards in the breathtaking panoramic views of Northumberland you discover along the way. 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.

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  • Town: Haltwhistle, Bellingham
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Bed & Breakfast
Bellingham
6 brand new en-suite Guest Rooms in the Northumberland National Park and International Dark Sky Park. Near Kielder and Observatory. ...
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Outside Kellah Farm Cottages
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Haltwhistle
Comfortable cottages on working stock farm where children are encouraged to have hands-on experience. Beautiful walks in Pennine countryside. ...
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The Boe Rigg
Caravan & Camping
Bellingham
Centrally located and a perfect base to explore Northumberland and the coast, camping, restaurant and bar. ...

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Eviivo
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Bed & Breakfast
Haltwhistle
Farmhouse breakfasts using locally sourced produce including our own free-range eggs, comfortable accommodation, a warm welcome will be our recipe for a relaxing stay at Kellah Farm. ...
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Yurt
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Caravan & Camping
Bellingham
Base yourself at our campsite to discover the true spirit of Northumberland and relax in the warmth of the Northumbrian way. In the English Borders, this is an ideal base for outdoor life in the stunn ...

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Glamping
Bellingham
Welcome to Hesleyside Shepherds Huts, luxury camping within the breath-taking grounds of historic Hesleyside Hall and in the heart of the Northumberland National Park and in the Dark Sky reserve. ...

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Caravan & Camping
Haltwhistle
Herding Hill Farm is an award-winning 5-star caravan, camping & glamping site in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall. ...
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The Old School House
Bed & Breakfast
Haltwhistle
New 5-bedroom bed and breakfast perfectly placed for Hadrian's Wall and Pennine Way long distance paths and the wonderful Roman history. ...

hesleyside
Bed & Breakfast
Bellingham
Hesleyside is a private stately home where guests can stay in luxury and experience 800 years of Northumbrian history. Three glorious 5* state bedrooms with four poster beds and en-suite bathrooms &n ...

Tyne sitting area
Free to Book
Self Catering
Bellingham
Four newly refurbished lodges, each sleeping six. Set in the Northumberland National Park and International Gold Tier Dark Sky Park.   ...
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Bunkhouse
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Caravan & Camping
Bellingham
Small secluded family-run campsite and bunkhouse that sleeps 15 people situated on a working farm in the centre of Bellingham village. ...
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Broomshaw Hill Farm Exterior
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Bed & Breakfast
Haltwhistle
Comfortable, peaceful B&B. Idyllic setting 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall. Lovely ensuite rooms. Locally sourced breakfast. Ideal walking and cycling base. ...
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Scotchcoulthard
Self Catering
Haltwhistle
Stone cottages on a farm. Dogs welcome, wood burning stoves and indoor pool. Spectacular views and wildlife, north of Hadrian's Wall. ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Bellingham
Cosy accommodation in Northumberland National Park. Ground floor rooms, close to Hadrian's Wall & Kielder Forest, perfect for walkers & cyclists. ...
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Fantastic views
Glamping
Bellingham
The Buteland Stop Luxury Shepherds Huts 3 Miles from Bellingham. Rosie and Lizzie our off grid Shepherds huts sleeps 2 adults,gas hob, tv,en-suite.  1 dog is allowed in Rosie hut for only £ ...

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Accommodation
Haltwhistle
Belford House is a traditional stone building, close to the best sections of Hadrian's Wall, offering high quality en-suite rooms. ...

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