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National Trail AcornPennine Bridleway National Trail

330 km / 205 miles

Cumbria, Derbys, Gtr Man, Lancs, N Yorks, W Yorks
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:

Path Type
National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Waymark
National Trail Acorn
Attributes
National Trail (England and Wales); Horse Ride (Multi User); Moorland
Start
SK274551 - Middleton Top, near Carsington Reservoir, Derbys
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Finish
NY738015 - The Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
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Open Date
2002

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate
Certificate for National Trails (Long Distance Walkers Association - 2009)
Illustrated Map
Book
Walking the Pennine Bridleway in Derbyshire (John Merrill Foundation - 2006)
Leaflet
Paperback
Big Walks Of Great Britain (Summersdale Publications - 2007)
Leaflet
Pennine Bridleway - Settle Loop Guide (Natural England - 2007)
Paperback
Pennine Way (National Trail Guides) (Aurum Press - 2012)

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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.
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The Gables Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
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Stoop Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
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Space2 @ The Old Vicarage  (bookable online)
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The Old Manse  (bookable online)
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The Dairy and Parlour Cottages  (bookable online)
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Three Roofs Holiday Let  (bookable online)
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Swiss House B&B  (bookable online)
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Stonecroft Country Guest House  (bookable online)
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Pyegreave Cottage  (bookable online)
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Greenacres Barn  (bookable online)
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Wayfarers Cottage  (bookable online)
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Lantern Pike Inn  (bookable online)
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Cragg Cottages  (bookable online)
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Croft Mill  (bookable online)
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Gallaber Park  (bookable online)
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Littlebank Guest House  (bookable online)
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Stonetrail Cottages  (bookable online)
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The Fat Lamb Country Inn  (bookable online)
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Stay Lambing Live  (bookable online)
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The Black Swan  (bookable online)
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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
MemoryMap Route file
Route Desc (PDF)
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

270.1 Km (167.8 miles)
6,922 m (22,710 ft) ascent
574 m (1,883 ft)  maximum height