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Pen-y-ghent & Littondale
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Three Peaks Country

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


 

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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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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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