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

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

Time - 10 hours 10 minutes

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.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL2Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL2Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Explorer OL30Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL30Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 98Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 98Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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