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.

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Walk Description

Map showing start

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL2 BUY MAP

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

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.

Area Information

Yorkshire Dales NP

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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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