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Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar
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Photo from the walk - Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Ascent - 1530 feet / 464 metres

Grade - moderate

This Yorkshire Dales walk to the summit of Pen-y-ghent is probably the easiest approach and starts from the village of Horton in Ribblesdale. The views are excellent and ample reward for the effort used to reach the summit. 

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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 1013
Pen-y-ghent via Brackenbottom
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3433
Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton
Grade - very hard
Length - 24.5 miles / 39.8 km

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

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Walks in Dales Country

Walks in Dales CountryA guidebook to 30 hand drawn family walks throughout the Yorkshire Dales. The 30 circular walks take in well-known spots such as Malham and Ingleborough. Routes take between a half to a full day. Also less-frequented, almost secret routes. Graded from easy to strenuous.
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