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Pen-y-ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough from Horton
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Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Three Peaks Country

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 24.5 miles / 39.8 km

Ascent - 5000 feet / 1515 metres

Time - 17 hours 20 minutes

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

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Pen-y-ghent via Horton Scar
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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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