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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 - Three Peaks Country

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Ascent - 1530 feet / 464 metres

Time - 4 hours 50 minutes

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. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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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
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Walk 3433
Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton
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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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