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Pen-y-ghent is one of the mountains of the 'Three Peaks Challenge",

along with Ingleborough and Whernside.

 Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines Index

Pen-y-ghent Cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale village Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The Pen-y-ghent Cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale

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car park in Horton-in-Ribblesdale car parking Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The car park in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, adequate car parking available in the village and a distant view of Pen-y-ghent.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale  Farm at Bracken Bottom, Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The Farm at Bracken Bottom, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, with sheep and Pen-y-ghent in the distance.

We chose the anti-clockwise route which is clearly seen and followed on the OS OL2 Explorer map.

 

Looking across to Horton Quarry above Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Looking across to Horton Quarry above Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Horton Limestone Quarry Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

A zoom shot of the massive Horton Limestone Quarry

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Classic limestone walling above Horton-in-Ribbledale.

 

Great views of Ribblesdale when Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Great views of Ribblesdale, but ignore the quarry.

 

Looking down on Horton-in-Ribblesdale from Brackenbottom Scar Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Looking down on Horton-in-Ribblesdale from Brackenbottom Scar

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

There is a clear path up to Pen-y-ghent.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

This is a good track most of the way up to the summit of Pen-y-ghent.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The first 'close' view of Pen-y-ghent

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

I love these rock formations.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The final steeper climb to the summit of Pen-y-ghent, but still a decent upwards path.

 

Looking across to Pen-y-ghent Fell Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Looking across to Pen-y-ghent Fell.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Weathered shattered rock on the slopes of Pen-y-ghent Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Weathered shattered rock on the slopes of Pen-y-ghent.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Looking south from the slopes Pen-y-ghent Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Looking south from the slopes Pen-y-ghent.

 

trig point on the summit of Pen-y-ghent- fine views all round Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The trig point on the summit of Pen-y-ghent- fine views all round.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Usual selfie these days on reaching the trig point on the summit of Pen-y-ghent.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

The Pennine Way goes over the summit of Pen-y-ghent Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The Pennine Way goes over the summit of Pen-y-ghent.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Wild purple heather below Pen-y-ghent Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Wild purple heather below Pen-y-ghent

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

A dry valley, typical of limestone country near Pen-y-ghent Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

A dry valley, typical of limestone country near Pen-y-ghent

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

The track back down in Horton-in-Ribblesdale village Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The track back down in Horton-in-Ribblesdale village.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale
The famous Pen-y-ghent Cafe and Tourist Information Centre in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale The famous Pen-y-ghent Cafe and Tourist Information Centre in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Crown pub in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The Crown pub in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

 

Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The River Ribble flowing through Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

 

The River Ribble flowing through Horton-in-Ribblesdale Climbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-RibblesdaleClimbing Pen-y-ghent, walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip

Pen-y-ghent viewed from near Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station (below) on the most scenic Settle - Carlisle railway line

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip

 

 

View of Pen-y-ghent from Littondale walking in Littondale

View of Pen-y-ghent from Littondale

See also Walking in Littondale

Other mountain walks in the Yorkshire Dales Area

East Cumbria, Climbing Cross Fell from Kirkland

Howgills (1) - Sedbergh - Cautley Spout to the Calf summit and back over to Sedbergh

Howgills (2) from Howgill Church to the Calf, Bram Rigg and Arant Haw

Howgills (3) Climb up from Ravenstonedale village to Green Bell

Walking up Wild Boar Fell from Mallerstang Dale

 

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