Founded in 1965, The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in the UK and led the way for the expansive walking culture we have today in the UK.
This 268 mile/429km walking route crosses some of the finest upland landscapes in England, and passes through National Parks, Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The Northumberland stretch takes you from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along the Hadrian’s Wall Path past Housesteads Roman Fort and up through Northumberland National Park. Calling at quaint villages such as Bellingham and Byrness along the way, you can get cake and a cuppa and stay at one of the many walker-friendly B&Bs.
It can be quite hilly and remote in places, particularly in the Cheviots, but you reap the rewards in the breathtaking panoramic views of Northumberland you discover along the way.