The Pennine Way
is a long-distance footpath
. The trail runs 268 miles from Edale
, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District
, north through the Yorkshire Dales
and the Northumberland National Park
, to end at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish
The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England". It is very popular with walkers, some of whom use the many Youth Hostelss along the route to break up a trek along the entire path, but it is easy to undertake just a short section of the trail.