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Pennine Way South
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Independent walking at your own pace
+ Wild moors contrast with lush valleys
+ Careful advice helps you enjoy it to the full

Latest news October 2017
Booking is open for 2018! Please ask us any questions; thank you.

Cover 85 of the 270 miles of the Pennine Way on this walking holiday over the Peak District and South Pennines stages.

Join the Pennine Way at its start in the village of Edale. The route sets off up Kinder Scout, then takes to more open moorland to Bleaklow Head and Black Hill. The theme for the route to Malham is a series of moorland crossings between valleys. Cross many of the East-West trade routes in this part of England, trekking through the South Pennines. Hebden Bridge and Haworth provide fascinating stopovers with old industrial sights and local life. Finally cross farmland in the Aire Gap to reach Malham at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales.

This Southern section, once completed, leaves you poised at the start of the higher Central stages in the Dales and North Pennines. Save these for later or carry straight on! Each stage from Edale follows the official PW route... and the notorious bogs are almost entirely a thing of the past. We book your accommodation and give you maps and our detailed routecards.

Your accommodation along the Pennine Way is in a mixture of welcoming guesthouses, B&Bs and old inns. It's a mix of village, town and countryside life that we hope will inspire you.

Map showing the route of UK Exploratory's Pennine Way South Self-Guided walking holiday

Happy clients

"The pack was first class and the times for each day's walk were very accurate.

In Malham: "Brilliant place to stay with lovely room.

In Horton-in-Ribblesdale: "Lovely place and excellent accommodation."

Trevor Liddle, UK
(Pennine Way South)

Key information Summer 2018


6 stages (7 nights) £540 pp
£175 single supplement, £70 per dog
Pennine Way (self-guided)

We take 6 stages as the norm; please ask us about a shorter or longer trip

6 days' trekking
Peak District & South Pennines
 Grade (Explained)
Intermediate (Walking grades)
Starting in Edale
Ending in Malham
Typical walk 23.5km, 630m ascent
Highest altitude 633m

Research 2017
April 2017 (Simon)

The village of Lothersdale appears in its valley
Lothersdale (Photo gallery)

7 nights, staying in:
B&Bs, guesthouses and inns (7)

Accommodation and itinerary
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards, maps, local info
Emergency card

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

Cobbles on the steep main street in Haworth
Haworth (Photo gallery)

Add baggage transfer
Add rest days to visit cities
Walk it in 5 or 7 days
Stay some nights in hostels

Find out more

Holiday Notes - our full trip dossier (PDF)
A guide to the trek - our background page
About our walking holidays - general FAQs
Contact us - please ask us any questions

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We are a small team based in Edinburgh in the UK. 2018 will be our 14th Summer in the Alps, the 12th on our UK routes, and our first in Norway.

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