PENNINE WAY

FROM KNARSDALE TO KIRK YETHOLM – FINAL SECTION

Trip Style

Varied terrain: moorlands, farmland and ridgeway

Availability

From May to September

Highlight

Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Tree, The Cheviot

From

€655 / Person

 

Grade

This final section leaves the Pennine Way taking you to Hadrian’s Wall which you will follow over the rolling hills of the escarpment that it is built upon.  Leaving the wall behind you have a pleasant stretch through forests, over farmland and country roads strolling on the heather moorland at an easy pace then more easy going forest and river paths.  This easy going stretch proceeds the final day which is also the longest.  Don’t be deterred however as you will have built up your stamina for this day and after the initial steep climb you will traverse the undulating ridge all the way to the final stop Kirk Yetholm in Scotland.

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Arrival in Knarsdale, here you can enjoy the tranquillity of the English countryside.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Knarsdale


Arrival in Knarsdale, here you can enjoy the tranquillity of the English countryside.

Day 2: Knarsdale to Greenhead (15.5 kms)


From Knarsdale the Pennine Way follows the Maiden Way and an old Roman road that use to bring supplies to the Hadrian Wall. Enjoy this section of the walk as it is followed by one of the wettest and thus boggiest sections of the Pennine Way, Blenkinsopp Common. Crossing the A69 you will be happy to walk alongside the golf course as you make your way into Greenhead.

Day 3: Greenhead to Once Brewed (10.5 kms)


Today you will encounter first hand Hadrian’s Wall. As this is a relatively short day walking you will have plenty of time to really explore the Wall at Waltons Crag. Rolling hills will take you along the Wall and now again stiles will take you over the dry stone walls that separate the fields in this area. A spot for a nice picnic or rest before you reach Once Brewed is Crawfield Quarry where you can also see remnants of the Wall. Broad sweeping views will accompany you throughout today to your rest stop for the night Once Brewed. Be sure to stop in for a drink in Twice Brewed Inn.

Day 4: Once Brewed to Bellingham (24 kms)


Continuing to follow the Wall for the start of today you will pass by the iconic and possibly most photographed tree in England, the lone Sycamore Tree. A short while later you will leave behind the wall and continue on forest paths, across farmland and on quiet country lanes to the old market town of Bellingham and your stop for the night.

Day 5: Bellingham to Byrness (27.6 kms)


The walk today is a gentle one so take it easy before the mountain marathon that awaits you tomorrow. Enjoy strolling through green fields, heather moorland as well as through forest and riverside paths. The views today are glorious and you have the time to really soak them in.

Day 6: Byrness to Kirk Yetholm (41 kms)


The last day and longest has arrived. Do not fret over the distance or climbs the previous days walking will have built up your stamina for this. Thousands of Pennine Way walkers have done this and so can you. Today is the day to start out early and be well prepared for this long day with plenty of water and food. A steep climb up through the trees starts your day to bring you up onto the undulating ridge. Crossing back and forth over the English/Scottish border on the Cheviot you will follow this ridge all the way to the final stop Kirk Yetholm.

Day 7: Kirk Yetholm, end of walking holiday


Today we bid you farewell having completed Britain’s most challenging, long distance trail. Well Done!

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 6 nights in Guesthouses, 2* & 3* hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Roadbook (Guidebook)
  • Luggage Transfer
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays

Access

Getting there

From Dublin

Fly to Newcastle:  Aerlingus and Ryanair both operate flights on this route.

Get a train from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Halwhistle then a bus to Slaggyford, Post Box (Dellamere)

From London

Get the train from London approx. 3hrs to Carlisle and then bus to Slaggyford, Post Box (Dellamere)

Bus information can be found on the following website:

https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/

Getting Home

To Dublin

Get a bus to Kelso then another bus to Newcastle.  Fly from Newcastle to Dublin.  Aerlingus and Ryanair both operate flights on this route.

Alternatively get a bus to Galashiels then a train to Edinburgh and fly to Dublin.  Aerlingus and Ryanair both operate flights on this route.

Information on Bus can be found on the following website:

http://roadhoggs.net/timetables.html

To London

Get the bus to Carlisle then Virgin West Coast Train to London Euston.

Bus information from Slaggyford, Post Box (Dellamere) can be found on the following website:

http://www.telfordscoaches.com/

Information on trains in the UK and tickets can be purchased on:
https://www.thetrainline.com/

We can assist with arranging private transfer from your accommodation to the train station.  Ask our sales team for more information.

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