Pen-y-ghent, Horton-in-Ribblesdale

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Pen-y-ghent or Penyghent is a fell in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is the lowest of Yorkshire's Three Peaks at 2,277 feet (694 m); the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside. It lies 1.9 miles (3 km) east of Horton in Ribblesdale. It has a number of interesting geological features, such as Hunt Pot, and further down, Hull Pot. The waters that flow in have created an extensive cave system which rises at Brants Gill head.

In 2004 the body of an unidentified female, dubbed by the media the "Lady of the Hills", was found near to the entrance of Sell Gill Hole.
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  • Go up the easy slope (see map and photo). The paths are excellent with large limestone steps up near the top and the head back down the same way. On the day I walked there were children as young as.....  more »
  • Go up the easy bit first, then when it gets steep take a layer off, before tackling the scrambly finish. It's a nice hill. On the way down, have a look at Hull Pot, it's pretty cool  more »
  • The views are amazing But the walk is hard for an unfit novice like myself My husband and myself took up walking as a hobby and to get out in the fresh air and off our backsides. After doing several.....  more »
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  • Great walk and always amazes me no matter what season you walk up it. Can do it either long gradual climb or steep climb. Both are challenging but enjoyable . I have done it a few times and with kids .
  • The East / North route involves a bit of scrambling over rocks near the top but the East / South route is walkable. Great views on a clear day but depending on the time of year, dress for all seasons.
  • Lovely peak, simple walk up though some sections require a bit of a scramble. The top is quite flat. If you have the time and energy don't just walk back down the same way, take a longer route to Plover Hill and down the otherside.
  • Great weather, great views
  • First time I walked 3 peaks over 30 years ago it Rained all day long very heavy, mist on top of every peak, I wouldn't recommend doing them in the Rain unless you want to test yourself, I have done them on 6 more occasions , 3 of those I Ran them under 3 Hours but never beat my first time of 2hrs 42 mins, if it's dry conditions there is no better place to be, but if it Rains you may as well be on the moon ! Because you can see Nothing.

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