North West Way
191 mile walk through the finest scenery in the North West

The North West Way was devised to incorporate some of the best walking in the North of England. Starting and finishing at mainline railway stations, our itineraries are designed for any walking ability. The walk begins in Preston and finishes approximately 190 miles later in Carlisle; taking in some of the finest scenery in the North of England along the way.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Preston to Hurst Green (15m)
Day 2: Hurst Green to Sawley (12m)
Day 3: Sawley to Long Preston (12m)
Day 4: Long Preston to Malham (9m)
Day 5: Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale (15m)
Day 6: Horton in Ribblesdale to Hardraw (14m)
Day 7: Hardraw to Tan Hill (15m)
Day 8: Tan Hill to Baldersdale (14m)
Day 9: Baldersdale to Langdon Beck (14m)
Day 10: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 11: Dufton to Garrigill (16m)
Day 12: Garrigill to Haltwhistle (17m)
Day 13: Haltwhistle to Lanercost (14m)
Day 14: Lanercost to Carlisle (13m)

 

£1,360 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,270 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,240 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,225 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Clitheroe (23m)
Day 2: Clitheroe to Settle (21m)
Day 3: Settle to Horton in Ribblesdale (19m)
Day 4: Horton in Ribblesdale to Thwaite (22m)
Day 5: Thwaite to Baldersdale (21m)
Day 6: Baldersdale to Dufton (25m)
Day 7: Dufton to Alston (20m)
Day 8: Alston to Gilsland (20m)
Day 9: Gilsland to Carlisle (20m)

 

£985 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£880 per person (based on two sharing)
£845 per person (based on group of 3)
£830 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Great Mitton (19m)
Day 2: Great Mitton to Long Preston (20m)
Day 3: walk to Dale Head (nr Penyghent) (19m)
Day 4: Dale Head to Hardraw (19m)
Day 5: Hardraw to Bowes (23m)
Day 6: Bowes to Langdon Beck (20m)
Day 7: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 8: Dufton to Alston (20m)
Day 9: Alston to Greenhead (19m)
Day 10: Greenhead to Carlisle (21m)

 

£1,130 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,005 per person (based on two sharing)
£970 per person (based on group of 3)
£955 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Hurst Green (15m)
Day 2: Hurst Green to Gisburn (17m)
Day 3: Gisburn to Malham (16m)
Day 4: Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale (15m)
Day 5: Horton in Ribblesdale to Hardraw (13m)
Day 6: Hardraw to Tan Hill (15m)
Day 7: Tan Hill to Middleton in Teesdale (20.5m)
Day 8: Middleton in Teesdale to Dufton (18.5m)
Day 9: Dufton to Alston (20m)
Day 10: Alston to Greenhead (19m)
Day 11: Greenhead to Carlisle (21m)

 

£1,085 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,030 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,015 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,005 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Ribchester (11m)
Day 2: Ribchester to Clitheroe (12m)
Day 3: Clitheroe to Long Preston (16m)
Day 4: Long Preston to Malham (9m)
Day 5: Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale (15m)
Day 6: Horton in Ribblesdale to Hawes (13m)
Day 7: Hawes to Frith Lodge (13m)
Day 8: Frith Lodge to Bowes (11m)
Day 9: Bowes to Middleton in Teesdale (13m)
Day 10: Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck (8m)
Day 11: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 12: Dufton to Garrigill (16m)
Day 13: Garrigill to Haltwhistle (17m)
Day 14: Haltwhistle to Lanercost (14m)
Day 15: Lanercost to Carlisle (13m)

 

£1,440 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,355 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,330 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,315 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Ribchester (11m)
Day 2: Ribchester to Clitheroe (12m)
Day 3: Clitheroe to Gisburn (9m)
Day 4: Gisburn to Settle (12m)
Day 5: Settle to Dale Head (nr Penyghent) (14m)
Day 6: Dale Head to Ribblehead (11.5m)
Day 7: Ribblehead to Hardraw (7.5m)
Day 8: Hardraw to Frith Lodge (12m)
Day 9: Frith Lodge to Bowes (11m)
Day 10: Bowes to Middleton in Teesdale (13m)
Day 11: Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck (8m)
Day 12: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 13: Dufton to Garrigill (16m)
Day 14: Garrigill to Haltwhistle (17m)
Day 15: Haltwhistle to Lanercost (14m)
Day 16: Lanercost to Carlisle (13m)

 

£1,615 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,460 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,415 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,390 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Ribchester (11m)
Day 2: Ribchester to Clitheroe (12m)
Day 3: Clitheroe to Gisburn (9m)
Day 4: Gisburn to Settle (12m)
Day 5: Settle to Dale Head (nr Penyghent) (14m)
Day 6: Dale Head to Ribblehead (11.5m)
Day 7: Ribblehead to Thwaite (15.5m)
Day 8: Thwaite to Bowes (15m)
Day 9: Bowes to Middleton in Teesdale (13m)
Day 10: Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck (8m)
Day 11: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 12: Dufton to Garrigill (16m)
Day 13: Garrigill to Knarsdale (9m), Haltwhistle
Day 14: Knarsdale to Haltwhislte (8m)
Day 15: Haltwhistle to Gilsland (7m)
Day 16: Gilsland to Newtown (11m)
Day 17: Newtown to Carlisle (9m)

 

£1,725 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,555 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,515 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,495 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Ribchester (11m)
Day 2: Ribchester to Great Mitton (8m)
Day 3: Great Mitton to Sawley (8m)
Day 4: Sawley to Long Preston (12m)
Day 5: Long Preston to Malham (9m)
Day 6: Malham to Dale Head (nr Penyghent) (10m)
Day 7: Dale Head to Ribblehead (11.5m)
Day 8: Ribblehead to Hardraw (7.5m)
Day 9: Hardraw to Keld (11m)
Day 10: Keld to Bowes (12m)
Day 11: Bowes to Middleton in Teesdale (13m)
Day 12: Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck (8m)
Day 13: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 14: Dufton to Garrigill (16m)
Day 15: Garrigill to Knarsdale (9m), Haltwhistle
Day 16: Knarsdale to Haltwhislte (8m)
Day 17: Haltwhistle to Gilsland (7m)
Day 18: Gilsland to Newtown (11m)
Day 19: Newtown to Carlisle (9m)

 

£1,910 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,715 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,670 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,645 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Preston to Ribchester (11m)
Day 2: Ribchester to Great Mitton (8m)
Day 3: Great Mitton to Sawley (8m)
Day 4: Sawley to Long Preston (12m)
Day 5: Long Preston to Malham (9m)
Day 6: Malham to Dale Head (nr Penyghent) (10m)
Day 7: Dale Head to Horton in Ribblesdale (5m)
Day 8: Horton in Ribblesdale to Ribblehead (6.5m)
Day 9: Ribblehead to Hawes (6.5m)
Day 10: Hawes to Thwaite (9m)
Day 11: Thwaite to Tan Hill (7m)
Day 12: Tan Hill to Bowes (8m)
Day 13: Bowes to Baldersdale (6m)
Day 14: Baldersdale to Middleton in Teesdale (6.5m)
Day 15: Middleton in Teesdale to Langdon Beck (8m)
Day 16: Langdon Beck to Dufton (11m)
Day 17: Dufton to Garrigill (16m)
Day 18: Garrigill to Knarsdale (9m), Haltwhistle
Day 19: Knarsdale to Haltwhislte (8m)
Day 20: Haltwhistle to Gilsland (7m)
Day 21: Gilsland to Lanercost (7m)
Day 22: Lanercost to Irthington (6m)
Day 23: Irthington to Carlisle (7m)

 

£2,255 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£2,050 per person (based on two sharing)
£2,000 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,975 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£320 per person (single)
£230 per person (based on two people)
£200 per person (based on group of 3)
£185 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£285 per person (single)
£180 per person (based on two people)
£145 per person (based on group of 3)
£130 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£320 per person (single)
£215 per person (based on two people)
£180 per person (based on group of 3)
£165 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£250 per person (single)
£195 per person (based on two people)
£180 per person (based on group of 3)
£170 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£330 per person (single)
£245 per person (based on two people)
£220 per person (based on group of 3)
£205 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£395 per person (single)
£260 per person (based on two people)
£215 per person (based on group of 3)
£190 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£375 per person (single)
£255 per person (based on two people)
£215 per person (based on group of 3)
£195 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£425 per person (single)
£280 per person (based on two people)
£235 per person (based on group of 3)
£210 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£495 per person (single)
£340 per person (based on two people)
£290 per person (based on group of 3)
£265 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
This walk was devised to incorporate some of the best walking in the North of England. Starting at mainline railway stations, our itineraries are designed for any walking ability.

Starting at Preston the walk follows the Ribble Way through the Ribble Valley. Shortly after Gisburn it heads eastwards to pick up the Pennine Way at Malham. The Pennine Way section incorporates the ascent of Penyghent, Great Dun Fell and Cross Fell, takes in the water fall at High Force, and the glacial valley of High Cup Nick.

The path leaves the Pennine Way at Alston and follows the South Tyne Trail, following the disused railway line to Haltwhistle, the Centre of Britain.

From Haltwhistle the walk links with the Hadrians Wall Path, heading west to complete the walk in Carlisle, an area rich with history.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
OL30 - Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas
OL31 - North Pennines
OL41 - Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale
OL43 - Hadrian's Wall
315 - Carlisle

Guide Books
"The North West Way" by Steve Garrill - Published byTrail Guides - ISBN: 978-1005444588

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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