Latest News: Local Groups' Weekend Read more

Latest News: The Speyside 100 in 2023 Read more



National Trail AcornPennine Bridleway National Trail

Cumbria, Derbyshire, Gtr Manchester, Lancashire, N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

330 km / 205 miles
Opening in stages over several years, the Pennine Bridleway is a new National Trail that has been designed specifically for horse riders and mountain bikers and will also form a major new route for walkers. Broadly parallel to the Pennine Way National Trail, the full route from Middleton Top in Derbyshire to The Street in Cumbria travels through some of the finest scenery in England passing through the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, using old tracks, quiet roads and newly created sections of bridleway, taking a generally lower line in valleys and on hillsides and across moorland.

New sections of bridleway have been created in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and elsewhere along the route. Please see the detailed route maps which are now available from the Pennine Bridleway National Trail website http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/penninebridleway/downloads.asp?PageId=114

The section north of the Mary Towneley Loop was opened in June 2012 with 168 miles of continuous route from Middleton Top in Derbyshire to The Street, just south of Kirkby Stephen. A feeder route from West Yorkshire, the Calder-Aire Link, is open and two more are under construction from the West Pennines at Bolton and the Northern Peak District from Penistone.

The elevation profile shows the bridleway between Middleton Top and The Street and using part the east part of the Mary Townely Loop. (168 miles)

The 205 miles shown here is made up of four parts. 71.4 miles from Middleton Top to the Mary Towneley Loop, 44.5 miles of the Mary Towneley Loop, 78.7 miles from the Mary Towneley Loop to the Street just south of Kirkby Stephen and the Settle Loop. To qualify for inclusion in the LDWA register of long distance paths these four parts will need to be walked. We have not included the link routes Dark Peak Link, Calder Aire Link, West Pennine Link and the Kirkby Stephen Link..

Future plans are to extend the Bridleway to Bryness but in the current economic climate this may take some years.

The LDWA National Trails Register offers certificates for completers of several British National Trails.


Details:

Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
Challenging
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Moorland
Start: SK274551 - Middleton Top, near Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NY738015 - The Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2002
Web Sites: Yorkshire Dales National Park - Pennine Bridleway Derbyshire County Council - Pennine Bridleway British Horse Society RideMaps - Pennine Bridleway National Trails - Pennine Bridleway Welcome to Yorkshire - National Trails

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Pennine Bridleway MTL to Cumbria  (Pennine Bridleway Team  - 2011 ) Download File
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Long Distance Walkers Association  - 2009 )
Paperback Pennine Bridleway : Derbyshire to the South Pennines : National Trail Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2004 )
Paperback Pennine Way : National Trail Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2016 )
General Interest Book Big Walks of the North  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2010 )
Badge Badge for National Trails  (Walk Unlimited )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Walk Unlimited )
Guidebook Cycling the Pennine Bridleway : the Dales stages  (Cicerone Press  - 2012 )
Guidebook National trails : complete guide to Britain's National Trails  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )

Click to showhide 5 more Publications, Badges and Certificates


Maps:

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Path Variants
E Routes
National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
Camping Barn
Bunk House
B & B Accommodation
Hotels
Caravan Park
Self-catering
Other
Group Accommodation

Show Points of Interest
Walkers are Welcome

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 91, 98, 103, 109, 110, 119
OS Landranger Active 91, 98, 103, 109, 110, 119
OS Explorer 1, 2, 19, 21, 24, 41, 277
OS Explorer Active 1, 2, 19, 21, 24, 41, 277
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Support Providers
Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
Support Providers

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
Group Accommodation
1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Pig of Lead  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Gables Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
5 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Pear Tree Farm Holidays  (bookable online)
5 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Weathericks and Bradstone  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Hoe Grange Holidays  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
8 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
12 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
16 Km
Hotels
The Charles Cotton Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
20 Km
Other
Fernydale Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
29 Km
Other
Stoop Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
3 Km
29 Km
Self-catering
Swallow Barn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
33 Km
B & B Accommodation
Space2 @ The Old Vicarage  (bookable online)
2 Km
37 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old Manse  (bookable online)
5 Km
41 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
45 Km
B & B Accommodation
Swiss House B&B  (bookable online)
5 Km
55 Km
Self-catering
Greenacres Barn  (bookable online)
1 Km
65 Km
Self-catering
Wayfarers Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
66 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
66 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
72 Km
Group Accommodation
1 Km
110 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
118 Km
Walkers are Welcome
1 Km
150 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
153 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
158 Km
Walkers are Welcome
1 Km
159 Km
Self-catering
Croft Mill  (bookable online)
2 Km
159 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
159 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
205 Km
Camping Barn
5 Km
223 Km
Caravan Park
Gallaber Park  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
241 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
265 Km
Hotels
The Fat Lamb Country Inn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
329 Km
Self-catering
Stay Lambing Live  (bookable online)
4 Km
329 Km
Self-catering
The Lodges at Artlegarth  (bookable online)
1 Km
330 Km
Hotels
The Black Swan  (bookable online)
3 Km
330 Km

Click to show 47 more Accommodations


Additional Images:


Connected Paths: