I have a reply – from a certain rapidfire72 – here it is:
“I did the Pennine Cycleway a few years, but only from Settle to Berwick, but I only B&B and YHA it. I can recommend the Pennine View Caravan & camping in Kirkby Stephen, very good and clean, in a lovely setting. Pub is about 5 minutes over the road and do bar-meals.”
I’ll make a point of stopping there.