(Pennine Way Central) At High Cup
PENNINE WAY CENTRAL (SELF-GUIDED)   7 stages . 8 nights . Yorkshire Dales   Booking

Pennine Way Central
Self-guided trekking holiday


+ The most spectacular Pennine Way sights in one week
+ Simple planning removes the hassle
+ Good advice on routes, sights and itineraries

Latest news July 2018
There 's still time to book for Summer 2018. Please ask us any questions; thank you.

Walk for 7 days over the most exhilarating stages of the Pennine Way. From Malham in the Yorkshire Dales to Alston in the North Pennines, cover 170km (106 miles) of bold scenery on an independent walking holiday.

The Pennine Way crosses wild moors, high hills and ancient fields. Set off from Malham at the start of your trek, quickly reaching Malham Cove and later on Malham Tarn. An ascent of Pen-y-ghent, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, sets the scene for the grandeur of the walk. Progress North through Hawes and Keld, leaving the limestone Dales behind for the North Pennines. Highlights of the route include the isolated Tan Hill Inn, the waterfall at High Force, the vast glacial ampitheatre of High Cup Nick, and the highest point in the Pennines on Cross Fell.

At the end of each day is the satisfaction of having walked a full Pennine Way stage. The route's reputation as boggy is undeserved nowadays, thanks to many path improvements. This trip follows the official route, missing nothing out. By completing this Central section, the Southern and Northern sections can be walked in roughly 6 days each to complete the route between Edale and Kirk Yetholm.

Your accommodation along the Pennine Way is in a mixture of welcoming guesthouses and old inns. Some of the stopovers are quintessentially Pennine and with luck will leave a lasting impression of tranquility.


Map


Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's Pennine Way Central Self-Guided walking holiday

Prices


Alpine Exploratory
PWCsg Pennine Way Central (Self-guided)
1 May to 23 September 2018
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Popular schedules
7 stages
(8 nights)

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590
Singles 200
80 per dog
670
Singles 240
80 per dog
9 stages
(10 nights)

Please ask us
690
Singles 250
100 per dog
810
Singles 300
100 per dog
Options
Baggage transfer Please ask us

Baggage transfer

Our baggage service on the Pennine Way takes your bag to each night's accommodation. Each morning simply leave your bag with your host or at reception. Please ask us for our prices which depend on the numbers in your group.


Options

We can adjust your Pennine Way Central in various ways, as follows:

Fewer long days
The Pennine topography lends itself to days of 25km, give or take, and makes it curiously difficult to walk longer days... unless you go very much faster! This 7-stage trek is hard enough for most groups, including as it does the long day to Dufton (35.5km) and Alston (33km). We can split these stages, albeit unevenly, and this results in our 9-stage trek.

Different accommodation
At some stops we can book smarter hotels, or alternatively dormitory/hostel accommodation. A typical Pennines village has limited places to stay but larger ones have a mix like this. It is no longer possible to complete the Pennine Way staying only in YHA youth hostels but these plus private bunkhouses can form part of your trip.


Happy clients

"Fantastic place, the dinner (and breakfast) was amazing, everyone should stay here!"

"Very friendly, informative email at the outset... responded quickly and helpfully to all our emails. Everything worked smoothly throughout the trip - baggage, accommodation etc. Many thanks!"

Fiona, UK
(Pennine Way Central)

Key information Summer 2018

Trip name: Pennine Way Central
Guided or self-guided? Self-guided
Trip code: PWCsg
Route: PEW Pennine Way
(See our background page on the Pennine Way)
(Prefer South, North or the full PW?)
Group size: Any, from solo trekkers to groups
Length: 7 days' trekking
Start: Malham in the Yorkshire Dales
End: Alston in the North Pennines
Typical walk: 25km, 600m ascent
Highest altitude: 893m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)



Prices Summer 2018

7 stages, per person:

PWCsg Classic
GBP 590 (singles 200, dog 80)
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Pennine Way Central (self-guided)

PWCsg Comfy
GBP 670 (singles 240, dog 80)
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Pennine Way Central (self-guided)



Research Summer 2018

Rob Gale at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2018 research on the Pennine Way will be led by:
Rob Gale in March

Recces 2018

Walkers by a gate on the Pennine Way
A typical gate (Photo gallery)


Alpine Exploratory's service

Accommodation
8 nights, staying in:
B&Bs, guesthouses and inns (8)

Included
Accommodation and itinerary
Breakfasts
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards PEW7-13 of the Exploratory system
Maps and local information

Season for self-guided treks
1 May to 23 September 2018
1 May to 22 September 2019 (TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Trek on your ideal dates

Grassholme Reservoir in Lunedale between Bowes and Middleton-in-Teesdale on the Pennine Way
In Lunedale (Photo gallery)



Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our background page on the
    Pennine Way

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