Horton in Ribblesdale and Pen-y-Ghent

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This is the classic ascent of Pen-y-Ghent, one of Yorkshire's 'Three Peaks', with an extension to Plover Hill. As well as the exhilarating climb and views, the route passes the spectacular Hull Pot, one of the largest open potholes in the country. The ascent has been made much more pleasant by the construction of gravelled walkways and steps, but the extension to Plover Hill is a good, old-fashioned bog-trot. Navigation is also fairly easy, as there are walls to follow for much of the way on the higher ground and a well-worn bridleway lower down.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales - Ribblesdale


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6/20/2018 - Neale Richardson

Did this walk 18th June 2018 with my dog Teddy. Great walk. See what the author says about boggy on the Plover Hill section, although was very dry when I did it. Wouldn't advise in winter / wet weather. Thoroughly enjoyed. Neale

6/27/2017 - Bill Simon

Completed this walk with friends on 21st June 2017. Probably the best and most interesting route up Pen Y Ghent and the walk over to Plover Hill very worthwhile for the views on the scenic descent. Route very well described and easy to follow. Added on the visit to Hull Pot for a fantastic days walk. Thoroughly recommended.

5/6/2012 - Philip Scott

My daughter and I walked the shorter version of this yesterday 05/05/12 missing out the extension to Plover Hill but taking the short detour to visit Hull Pot. Firstly navigation is easy - I would say it is virtually impossible to get lost on this walk as the paths are so obvious. The climb up is steep in places but not too bad with a few places where scrambling is required, the paths are mostly well made and even after all of the recent rainfall were dry. The views in all directions are excellent especially on a day like we had when visibility was clear and you could see for miles, even out to the west coast. Hull Pot is very impressive and well worth the short detour from the descent route I would say its only a 300yrd departure. Overall an excellent walk with magnificent views. Well recomended.

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