Pen-y-ghent via Brackenbottom

Introduction to Walk 1013

Photo from the walk - Pen-y-ghent via Brackenbottom

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 1540 feet / 467 metres

Grade - moderate

Pen-y-ghent is one of Yorkshire's Big Three and this walk offers an interesting way to the summit of this fine mountain. The route uses a section of the Pennine Way. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1121
Pen-y-ghent & Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1500
Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 3433
Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton
Grade - very hard
Length - 24.5 miles / 39.8 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2620
3.4 miles / 5.4 km away
Sulber Gate & Crummack Dale from Austwick
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1251
3.4 miles / 5.5 km away
The Norber Erratics & Sulber Gate
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2649
3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Attermire Scar & Malham Tarn from Stainforth
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 16.5 miles / 26.8 km
Walk 1248
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
Trow Gill, Ingleborough & Long Scar from Clapham
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2796
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
Gaping Gill, Ingleborough & Norber From Clapham
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 3599
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
Clapham to Settle without a car
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2617
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Nappa Cross & Victoria Cave from Langcliffe
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1404
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Oxenber and Wharfe Woods from Langcliffe
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Walk 1184
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Whernside & Scales Moor from Ribblehead
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 3340
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Blea Moor & Denthead from Ribblehead
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.2 miles / 13.3 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Suitable Reading

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and WestWalking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Part of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington. - More information

Pennine Way Map BookletPennine Way Map Booklet

Map of the 270 miles (435km) Pennine Way National Trail, between Edale in the Peak District and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes three weeks to complete. - More information

Area Information

Yorkshire Dales NP

The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples ... - More information

How are the walks graded?

Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience - More Information

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described.

Accommodation Nearby

Wood View Guest House
Austwick
3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
The New Inn
Clapham
4.5 miles / 7.1 km away
Brookhouse
Clapham near Settle
4.6 miles / 7.3 km away
Park Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Litton, Littondale
6.2 miles / 10.0 km away
The Old Court House
Ingleton
6.8 miles / 10.9 km away
Low Raisgill B&B
Yockenthwaite, Buckden
7.3 miles / 11.6 km away
Beck Hall B&B
Malham`
8.3 miles / 13.2 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
9.0 miles / 14.5 km away
Cumbria Cottages
Dent
10.7 miles / 17.1 km away
Bridge End Farm
Grassington
13.2 miles / 21.1 km away

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