Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton

Introduction to Walk 3433

Photo from the walk - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 24.5 miles / 39.8 km

Ascent - 5000 feet / 1515 metres

Grade - very hard

The Yorkshire Big Three challenge walk visits the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough starting from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. This is not for inexperienced walkers and is for many a test of endurance rather than a walk to enjoy the scenery. The route describes the problems faced by the author and provides a balanced guide to this route. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

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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 1500
Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 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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