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View of Peny-y-Ghent by Andy Kay


A classic circuit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale with good paths, great scenery and the impressive Hunt and Hull Pots on the way down.

Distance: 10km (6 miles)

Parking: Horton car park (BD24 0HF, SD 807 724, What3words: harmless.outgrown.fake)

Other transport: Horton train station on the Settle to Carlisle line is close to the start

Toilets: Horton car park

Refreshments: pubs in Horton

A Yorkshire classic, Pen-y-ghent, is many people’s first peak. This circular route starts from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, climbs gently up Brackenbottom Scar, and then follows the Pennine Way on the climb to the 694m high summit. On the way you can visit the impressive Hunt and Hull Pots, before following the walled Horton Scar Lane back into Horton.

The route has great scenery and panoramic views of the whole area.

The National Park is a place where farmers and landowners work and people live. While you’re out and about in the countryside it’s important to respect the Countryside Code.

It’s brilliant to get out into the great outdoors but it is also vital that you stay safe. Find out what you need to do before heading out into the hills, and what to do in an emergency here. Make sure you are suitably equipped – remember as you go higher it gets colder and windier.

If you are planning to walk with your dog you can find out more about walking with your dog here and in the rest of the Yorkshire Dales.

Details of all of these walks are on the Three Peaks App

You can download a PDF version of the walk here.