Ascent of Pen-Y-Ghent

Saturday 12th August 2017


Most of us are familiar with Pen-y ghent as one of 'Yorkshires 3 Peaks'. The walk commences witha short flat road section before joining tracks and fields. There are short sections of scrambling and a steep escarpment on Pen-y-ghent. The path along the ridge may be wet and boggy in a few places. The descent steepens as you drop down across Foxup Moor. There are also a couple of high ladder type stiles to negotiate. The Golden Lion has both indoor and outdoor hiker (and dog) friendly spaces.


Golden Lion Post Code: BD24 0HB

Travel time: 1 hour 30 mins  (57 miles)

Join the M60 clockwise, at junction 18 bear left onto the M66. Continue on M66 and onto A56 to join the M65 Skipton/Burnley. Follow M65 to junction 13 onto A682 for 8 miles. Turn lft onto A65 for 3.1 miles then continue onto B6480 to Settle. Turn right onto Langcliffe Road continuing through Langcliffe and Stainforth. Turn right onto B6479 at Helwith Bridge. The Golden Lion Hotel is on the left as you enter Horton-in Ribblesdale.


'B' walk 9 miles. 1700 ft ascent. Grade: moderate.

Leader: Julian     Back Marker: Justine   (cheer leader: Pippa)

Parking: Golden Lion £2 all day (honesty box)

Toilets: Yes in pub



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