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        Horton-in-Ribblesdale, situated as it is below the huge sphinx-like form of Pen-y-Ghent has a great deal to offer the visitor. It is the perfect starting point for the Three Peaks Walk, a challenge walk requiring the combined ascent of some 7,000 feet (2,000 metres) onto the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within 12 hours. It’s also on the Pennine Way.

Fine walking routes head westwards over to Moughton Scar, Crummackdale, Austwick and Clapham, northwards up to Sulber for Ingleborough or Ribblehead, eastwards over Pen- y-Ghent and Fountains Fell along the Pennine Way to Malham, and southwards along the Ribble Way to Settle.

The village offers excellent facilities for walkers, including the celebrated Pen-y-Ghent café and shop, the official starting and timing point for the Three Peaks Walk. There is a fine old parish church, and quiet back lanes and paths soon leave the main road to enjoy many surprisingly lovely features of this part of Ribblesdale.

Public Transport Links:

  • Buses: 581 (Mondays to Saturdays)
  • Train Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line

Bus times can be checked at the Transport Direct and Dalesbus websites (links open in new windows).

Local services: Pubs, cafes, shop, toilets, accommodation, Park Information Point (PIP), TIC

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