OUTDOOR WITH THE WOODALLS

PEN Y GHENT

A CIRCULAR WALK FROM HORTON IN RIBBLESIDE, A MEDIUM LENGTH WALK WITH SOME STEEP SECTIONS ON  ROCKY AND ROUGH TERRAIN. THIS IS THE SMALLEST OF THE YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS AND ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE HILLS IN THE DALES.

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE ROUGH GUIDELINES, WE ALSO RECOMMEND YOU TAKE A MAP, SUITABLE CLOTHING AND SNACKS

PEN Y GHENT

Yorkshire Dales

PARKING-Horton in Ribbleside national car park, BD24 0HF PAY AND DISPLAY

MILES-6.6 MILES approx     HEIGHT-694M

ASCENT-500m ascent approx

FACILITIES- TOILETS, CAFE 2 MINUTE WALK AWAY

TERRAIN- EASY/MODERATE DEPENDING WHICH ROUTE, AS THE CIRCULAR INCLUDES SOME ROCKY SECTIONS WHERE HAND AND FOOT CLIMB IS REQUIRED, OTHERWISE GOOD PATHS MAINLY ON THE PENNINE WAY.

The smallest of the Yorkshire three peaks challenge.

The walk starts by leaving the car park via the main road and turning right.

On your right you will pass a cafe/tourist information point which is good if you require a map.

Cross the road and as you walk you will see a sign post directing you between the houses on to the Pennine way ( Horton scar lane).

At the first junction you will see a map, straight ahead is the gentle ascent on well maintained paths ( use this to avoid the scrambles) we turned right  on this route to complete the circular walk. You head along the lane until you reach Horton beck which has a bridge to cross, then turn left and pass the school on your right You then head up Brackenbottom scar. You see Pen Y Ghent in front of you now.

The path here is easy to follow, with plenty of rocks to climb on along the way, or stop off and have a picnic. 

The path starts to rise as you go up some stone steps to a gate at the top in which the path then joins the pennine way. You will turn left at this junction and follow all the way to the summit  with a short scramble, care is needed especially in wet weather.

Final section flattens out as you head towards the Trig point, also a shelter and seating at the summit.

For the circular walk you will cross the  gated stile and follow the path down away from the trig point.

About 1 mile down on your right its worth taking the diversion to see Hull Pot, a large crater in the ground with a waterfall flowing.

At the next crossroads turn left through the gate and follow the wall back to the starting point.



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