Pen-y-ghent & Littondale

Introduction to Walk 1926

Photo from the walk - Pen-y-ghent & Littondale

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 16.0 miles / 26 km

Ascent - 2145 feet / 650 metres

Grade - hard

A tough Yorkshire Dales walk that includes Pen-y-ghent and beautiful Littondale. This route includes some very quiet country and avoids the honeypots and allows you to enjoy in peace this beautiful corner of North Yorkshire. 

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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.

Recommended Reading

Walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Walks in the Yorkshire DalesGuidebook to 50 of Jack Keighleys favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales. All the walks are circular, and range from 4 to nearly 8 miles. They vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as half-day 'family rambles') to strenuous fell expeditions. Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack's highly distinctive style.
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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and WestPart 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.
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