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Horton in Ribblesdale is a hub for walkers, being situated between three of the most famous peaks in the Yorkshire Dales: Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.

This route starts by heading to the east, following The Pennine Journey long-distance path to the 400m contour, where it joins a different track leading to The Pennine Way. The views back to Ingleborough and the Horton Valley are breathtaking. The route now follows The Pennine Way up the south face and the most iconic view of this spectacular mountain. The route involves some very easy scrambling, nothing too difficult and the summit is soon reached, offering a 360° panorama of this beautiful national park.

The return route sticks to The Pennine Way by heading north and then west down a well-defined path, to pick up a track that leads you for about a mile or so down to the village of Horton in Ribblesdale and throughout offers ever-changing views back to Pen-y-Ghent.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales - Ribblesdale


Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Wildlife
5/29/2023 - Andrew Potter

Did this walk on Sunday 28th of May . Overall excellent but i found the initial directions a bit vague. There is a path at waymark 3 which cuts out a lot of messing about in fields! I ended up on this path and took me straight to the base of Pen y Ghent. Definitely worth doing- great little scramble up the mountain views at the top stunning.

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