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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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  • The best of the 3 Yorkshire Peaks without a doubt. Best to walk it with the scrambling going up, going down could have been too challenging as very steep in one small section. Hull pot which is...  more »
  • Uneventful round trip from Horton. Easy gradient and good surface, with a mini-scramble for a few yards 4/5 of the way up. Glad of wind proof at the top.  more »
  • 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.

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