The Pennine Bridleway National Trail is 205 miles (330 Km) long. The route starts at Middleton Top visitor centre near Wirksworth, the route then goes north through the Peak District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the edge of the Howgill fells in Cumbria.
The Pennine Bridleway National Trail goes through a great variety of landscapes from open moorland to steep-sided wooded river valleys, with many sections following old packhorse, drovers routes or newly created bridleways. The Pennine Bridleway National Trail includes 2 large loops. The first loop is called the Mary Towneley loop in the South Pennines and is 47 miles long. The second loop is called the Settle Loop in the Yorkshire Dales and is 10 miles long.
There is a map available covering the southern half of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail called Pennine Bridleway South XT40 map that is produced by Harvey Maps. This map includes the Mary Towneley loop in the South Pennines. Buy maps for the Pennine Bridleway National Trail from our shop.