Starting at the foot of Pen-y-Ghent, you will initially ascend down onto the limestone moors which are a major characteristic of this section of the Pennine Way. By the end of your first days walking you can reward yourself with some Wensleydale Cheese. The following days take you over country meadows, up and down over the moor passes, and some beautiful waterfalls. The gentle rolling of the moors will build you up for the highest point on the Pennine Way, Cross Fell. The final day finishes with a delightful stroll along the river and across farmlands ending in the quiet village of Knarsdale.
Typical of Hawes town, you can’t miss a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery and try the white cheese they produce. This white cheese made from cow milk has a supple and crumble texture with a taste of honey. Since 1105, when French Cistercian monks started making cheese, the production is only settled in Hawes. The cheese has the Protected Geographical Indication, proof of its renown.
High Force Waterfall
One of the most impressive waterfalls in England! To Forest-in-Teesdale where the river starts, grows and gathers in peace and then suddenly drops 21 meters into the pool below. A massive show during your walk! Standing in front of the waterfall will make you feel so small compared to the strength and the height of the waterfall.
High Cup Nick
A U-shaped valley deeply incised on the Pennine North way. Scientists considered it to have a glacial origin. You will also have the chance to see these dramatic geological formations at the top! The scenery from the High cup is stunning, a large view of all the valley. The Grand Canyon of the Pennine is waiting for you!