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The ease/difficulty of this climb will depend entirely on your level of fitness! We were able to park the mini bus on the road (early start!). Myself and my group of ladies (of a certain age!), our ma... more »
We didn’t meet many people over the Christmas period on the dales but the ones we did were local, friendly and keen to share their knowledge of the area. We stayed at Horton Scar House at the foot of ... more »
Finally did it as part of the three peaks Well worth it Great views from the top Worth doing in different seasons as well. more »
Great challenge. Parking not so easy so get there early. We took 3 kids (7, 9 and 12) and they all managed it if you pace yourself. Take clothes for ALL weather possibilities. It doesn't matter what your phone says; the weather changes at the drop of a hat up there.
Pen-y-ghent is possibly my favorite hill in the UK. True, it isn't a huge rugged mountain but it has a character and shape and size that no other offers. The adventurous climb from the south, up the great stone 'Giants Staircase' to the top. The genteel climb arrive from the north or the west, up gradual slopes to the summit. Once on the flat top, there is plenty of sheltered room for a picnic (hot tomato soup and cheese sandwiches of course) and whether on the way up or down, look out for the fascinating pot holes and limestone stack on the track to Horton to the west.
Pen y ghent is my favourite of the 3 peaks a great walk some part are quite difficult but well worth the effort from the top the views are brilliant.
A place to go walking you can choose which way to go. There's a steady walk from Holton in ribblesdale to the left of the footpath that takes you to hull pot worth a look. Lost of steps to start with at the bottom not an easy climb but not a tough one either. Out of 5 it's a 2/3. But worth the view at the top. If you fancy something a little more challenging go to the right of path and go round steady climb 2/3 walking rate but near the top there is a scramble not for somebody that can climb steep scramble. But if you can it's well worth the climb very busy in the summer so an early start is recommended. Threading the top a nice steady walk back down the other side lots of steps though. Then hull pot is on your right the footpath back to Holton is steady and flat.
It was snowing and the peak was not visible from the car park. As it was the first time it somewhat alluded me as to which way to go as we were told to go via the church! We started and found along the main road a sign lost which we followed and took us to past the primary school. The actual climb on the snow clad hills was straightforward, scenery was breathtaking as a blanket of white snow covered all the fields. Closer to the top when steps protruded from amongst the snow it became very slippy as ice had formed. When we got to the shoulder of the peak it was very difficult with snow hitting us and visibility reduced. Once at the top clouds and snow hamperes our visibility and then we had to scramble back down which was very tricky but worthwhile. Would love ti try again in summer.
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