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Pen-y-ghent walk from Horton in Ribblesdale

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A circular from Horton in Ribblesdale over one of the 'Yorkshire Three Peaks'. The walk heads to Brackenbottom before climbing steadily over Brackenbottom Scar to join up with the Pennine Way path. This is followed up to the summit of Pen-y-ghent before dropping back down and returning via two short detours to Hunt and Hull Pots. The return to Horton is then via the enclosed walled Horton Scar lane, which offers panoramic views of the whole area.

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Parking: Pay and display car park in Horton in Ribblesdale (grid reference SD 807 725) - small amount of road side and layby parking available, but please park responsibly as Horton does get busy, especially at weekends and bank holidays.
Directions: Google Maps: get directions here / What3words: harmless.outgrown.fake
Walk distance: 6.6 miles (10.6 Km)
Estimated walk time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Height climbed: 505 metres
Grade: 2-C: A medium length walk that has rugged terrain and some steep climbs
Peaks / summits: Pen-y-ghent (694m)
Map: Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL2 (Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western Area)
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Walk features: Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Geographic feature, Hills or Fells, Pub, Toilets, Views, Wildlife
Facilities / refreshments: Toilets in car park at Horton, 2 Pubs and cafe in Horton in Ribblesdale
Nearest town: Walk starts in Horton in Ribblesdale, nearest larger towns Settle or Ingleton
Local accommodation: View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages or from
Walk Tags: Video walk, Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales, Pen-y-ghent, Pen-y-ghent, Information centre, Yorkshire Three Peaks, Three Peaks, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Limestone, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Golden Lion Hotel, St Oswald's church, Brackenbottom Farm, Pennine Way, Pinnacle, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot, Plover Hill, Horton Scar Lane, Crown Hotel, Ribble Way
Video run time: 20 minutes 36 seconds


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