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Walk Pen-y-ghent walking UK Mountains in The Southern Dales The Yorkshire Dales National Park North Yorkshire    England
Pen-y-ghent Summit

Photograph by Colin Fawcett

108th highest Mountain in England
180th highest Mountain in England & Wales

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Pen-y-ghent Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Pen-y-ghent

Leon Harvey walked up Pen-y-ghent on May 3rd, 2008 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribbledale [with] Les and gang + Julie [weather] Wet Windy Hot

David Congreave climbed Pen-y-ghent on May 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 Peaks [with] Simon on the Streets and Kuta Outdoors

Jason Johnston bagged Pen-y-ghent on April 27th, 2014 [from/via/route] Horton [with] Bec & Janman [weather] Sunny - Second time bagged...first time was when completing the Y3P

Steve Frank hiked Pen-y-ghent on July 31st, 2011 [with] Jackie Frank

Kerry Wykes summited Pen-y-ghent during 2009 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale

Fleur Piercy walked up Pen-y-ghent during July, 2011 [from/via/route] Ingleborough [weather] Mixed

Chris Faulkner climbed Pen-y-ghent on June 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Michelle Chandler [weather] Showers. - Family dropping ashes on top when we were eating lunch!

James Brocken bagged Pen-y-ghent on August 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale - During 3 peaks

Darren Mortimer hiked Pen-y-ghent on June 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny - Yorkshire 3 peaks done in under 10 hours

Andrew Joss summited Pen-y-ghent on August 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton-in-Ribblesdale [with] Barbara, Mick and Pippa [weather] Sunny - Lovely views

Martin Leighfield walked up Pen-y-ghent on June 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 Peaks [weather] Dry

Wyn Griffiths climbed Pen-y-ghent on September 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Andy, Chris & Debs Part of 3 Peaks walk [weather] Excellent - dry, no wind. Temp c16 degrees

Pamela Seniore has bagged Pen-y-ghent [from/via/route] From Ingleborough [with] Walked this one with the lovely Sam Potts but sadly lost ground. [weather] Clear & Dry - Enjoyed this one but fell badly behind by the end, Phil waited for us.

Beth Webster hiked Pen-y-ghent during May, 2012 [with] Hannah, Kate, Bev and Rick Phillips

Adrian Roberts summited Pen-y-ghent on June 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton

Rachel Daniels walked up Pen-y-ghent on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in ribblesdale [with] James, David, Staceyleigh and Bruce xxx [weather] Sunny and hot hot hot!

Martin Hobson climbed Pen-y-ghent on June 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Peter Mckevitt [weather] Overcast

John Senior bagged Pen-y-ghent during May, 2013 [from/via/route] Three peaks (Penygent, Whernside, Ingleborough [with] Various [weather] Very wet (and muddy) - Most unpleasant walk.

Stephen Eddy hiked Pen-y-ghent on May 18th, 2013 [from/via/route] Chapel le dale Yorkshire 3 peaks [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Neil Whitehead [weather] Rain, misty - 10 hours 20 minutes

Gilbert Vasey summited Pen-y-ghent during June, 2012 [with] JD and Mark [weather] Sunny

David Norman walked up Pen-y-ghent on June 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Matthew Norman (Son) - First leg of Three Peaks Callenge completed in 11 hours 58 minutes

Phil Smith climbed Pen-y-ghent on March 26th, 2009 [from/via/route] NY112

David Lane bagged Pen-y-ghent on December 17th, 2008 [with] Graham Hunt

Matthew Crank hiked Pen-y-ghent on October 21st, 2012 [with] bex [weather] nice - Sat by stream near hull pot in sun for lunch.

Iain Taylor summited Pen-y-ghent on October 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale (SD 80844 72499)

Adrian Bibby walked up Pen-y-ghent on August 14th, 2011 [from/via/route] Climbed as part of our 17th wedding anniversary weekend from Horton back down via Hull Pot. Cloud came and went whilst on the summit. [with] Hayley (plus Billy & Benji, our two dogs).

Michael Mcandrew climbed Pen-y-ghent on September 20th, 2008 [from/via/route] walk ny143 - Horton in Ribbledale, The Church, Brackenbottom, Fawcett Moor, Pen-y-ghent, Hull Pot, Horton in Ribbledale. [with] Debbie Pinder and Cameron McAndrew [weather] Overcast

Catherine Johnson bagged Pen-y-ghent on September 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Elaine Alder [weather] Sunny

Bill Todd hiked Pen-y-ghent on September 28th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [weather] Very windy and rain until the descent - Met 4 kids doing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. Very gung ho and very wet. Great kids

Simon Wilde walked up, climbed & bagged Pen-y-ghent on September 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Three peaks from Horton in ribblesdale [with] Nicola Wilde & mountain monkeys [weather] Misty morning turning into a beautiful sunny day - 11 hours 49 mins yes!!!!

Andrew Ellis-lomas walked up Pen-y-ghent on September 8th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribbledale [with] Rachel Ellis-Lomas and Cherry [weather] too sunny!! it was a very warm day!!

Ray O'Hara climbed Pen-y-ghent on August 23rd, 2012 [from/via/route] NY112 & NY135. I walked NY112 over Penyghent & Plover Hill as far as the cattle grid at SD87221 74498 then walked backwards round NY135 over Darnbrook Fell & Fountains Fell. The NY135 route was still easy to follow when walked in reverse. [weather] Fairly overcast, with some sunny spells - The route up Penyghent from Dale Head was the Pennine Way, impossible to get lost and well made and well drained path. Unfortunately the summit was lost in cloud when I arrived as I was looking forward to the views.

Dave Gutcher bagged Pen-y-ghent during 1985 [with] Ernie Roper - Part of 3 Peaks Walk in under 12 hours

Fiona Smales hiked Pen-y-ghent on May 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] All three peaks together [with] Lynda Shepherd [weather] good - sunny

Malcolm Broughton summited Pen-y-ghent on June 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Scouts [weather] sunny

Richard Evered walked up Pen-y-ghent on April 14th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Rooney [weather] Sun, snow, sleet, rain - Y3P marshalling

Ian Fraser climbed Pen-y-ghent on September 19th, 2008 [with] Dunton work colleagues [weather] rain, mist.

Charles Dowie bagged Pen-y-ghent on June 4th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton-in-Ribbledale [with] Vic Kusio [weather] Sunny - Back down via Pennine Way

Christine Shepherd hiked Pen-y-ghent during October, 2003 [from/via/route] Walked from Horton In Ribblesdale as aprt of 'The Three Peaks' walk [with] A group from St George's church, Leeds [weather] Fine Autumn weather - This was actually my third visit to Penyghent but can't find the dates for the other visits. Two visits were on previous 'Three peaks' and the other a shorter walk with my niece Suzy.

Gerry Smith summited Pen-y-ghent during June, 2005 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale start of 3 peaks walk. [with] several people from Emmanuel [weather] Fine and Sunny - Missed Whernside because felt so ill on descending this hill

Dan Jackson walked up Pen-y-ghent on September 11th, 2010 [from/via/route] Horton-in-Ribblesdale [with] Mark H and Anna, as part of the 3 Yorkshire Peaks walk [weather] Very wet....... - Rained all the way around the 24.63 mile route. Streams that did'nt exist in dry weather had to be waded knee deep!!

Charlie Housley climbed Pen-y-ghent on March 26th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Horton in Ribblsedale cafe. [with] Solo. [weather] Bright and breezy, remaining dry. - Nice walk, great views and a timely reminder that it`s not just the lakes that have great mountains!!

Molly Jones has bagged Pen-y-ghent [with] Dan Morgan

Lee Senior hiked Pen-y-ghent on September 20th, 2008 [from/via/route] part of the fourth time doing the Yorks three peaks

Steve Cobb summited Pen-y-ghent on April 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] 3 peaks challenge - See Whernside

Denis Mcallister walked up Pen-y-ghent during 2011 [with] Dales

Lynn Symonds climbed Pen-y-ghent on November 15th, 2010 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Sharon Haynes [weather] Sun, wind, mist hot, cold - had it all!

Wayne Linley bagged Pen-y-ghent on August 22nd, 1994 [from/via/route] reg hq [with] 5rrf [weather] sunny, clear - excellent ascent, setting up a 352 station on top then pub!!!

Martin Benson hiked Pen-y-ghent on September 5th, 2010 [from/via/route] Car park at Horton then up Horton Scar Lane [with] G. M-D [weather] Warm and sunny, - clear sky. good views.

Neil Wallbank summited Pen-y-ghent on August 20th, 2011 [with] Katrina, Grace and Tilly [weather] Sunny and misty

Aileen Robinson walked up Pen-y-ghent on April 16th, 2011 [from/via/route] Malham, Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, Fountains Fell, [with] Alison [weather] Sunny, windy, hot - Great!!!

Tracey Cordes, Kevin Bloor, Victoria Bates, John Edwards, Jo White, Trevor Williams, Kenneth Mellor, Sam Badger, Martyn Howarth, Louise Sandwith, John Cuthbert, Dave Milner, Wendy Sockett, Elaine Kenny, Rob Barklamb, Linda Walker, Adam Shewry, Les Wrightson, Nick Bennett, Matthew Thomas, Anthony Matthews, Mike Walker, Ben George, Steve Davenport, Matthew Chambers, Martin Jones, John Reynolds and Stephen Millington have also all walked, climbed & bagged Pen-y-ghent.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen-y-ghent

. . . in no particular order

Pen-y-ghent from Horse Head Moor summit trig point

1. Pen-y-ghent from Horse Head Moor summit trig point
Photo: Andy Grimshaw (3)

Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

2. Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Photo: Paul Lee (1)

Pen-y-ghent from the Pennine Way near Hull Pot

3. Pen-y-ghent from the Pennine Way near Hull Pot
Photo: Robert Hardaker (4)

On the summit of Pen-y-ghent

4. On the summit of Pen-y-ghent
Photo: Danny Young (7)

Looking back up to Pen-y-ghent from Pen-y-ghent Side Scar in the snow

5. Looking back up to Pen-y-ghent from Pen-y-ghent Side Scar in the snow
Photo: Paul Harrison (21)

Panoramic picture on, of or from Pen-y-ghent

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6. Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from the Pennine Way on Fountains Fell
Photo: Gerry Hurst (21)

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Plover Hill from the large cairn NW of Pen-y-ghent summit

7. Plover Hill from the large cairn NW of Pen-y-ghent summit
Photo: Paul Harrison (19)

Pen-y-ghent from the Pennine Way on Fawcett Moor

8. Pen-y-ghent from the Pennine Way on Fawcett Moor
Photo: Mike Knipe (195)

Pen-y-ghent from near Hull Pot

9. Pen-y-ghent from near Hull Pot
Photo: Danny Young (9)

Ingleborough and Simon Fell as seen from Pen-y-Ghent during temperature inversion

10. Ingleborough and Simon Fell as seen from Pen-y-Ghent during temperature inversion
Photo: Mick Johnson (1)


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You can walk or hike Pen-y-ghent with any of these 6 route maps:

Walk ny143 Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Route Summary: - Horton In Ribblesdale, Brackenbottom, Gavel Rigg, The Pennine Way, Pen-y-ghent, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot, Horton In Ribblesdale.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 489m (1640ft) | Allow at least: 4hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny158 Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdale

Route Summary: - Horton In Ribblesdale, Brackenbottom, Gavel Rigg, The Pennine Way, Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Moor, Swarth Gill Gate, Black Banks, Turpen, Horton Moor, Hull Pot, The Pennine Way, Horton Scar Lane, Horton In Ribblesdale.

Length: 14km (8.75 miles) | Ascent: 557m (1827ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny112 Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from Dale Head

Route Summary: - Dale Head, The Pennine Way, Gavel Rigg, Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Moor, Foxup Road, Low Bergh, Littondale, Pen-y-ghent Gill, Dale Head.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 506m (1663ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny321 The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a 2 day walk - Day 1 from Horton in Ribblesdale (New 2013 Route)

Route Summary: - Horton In Ribblesdale, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Brackenbottom, Gavel Rigg, The Pennine Way, Pen-y-ghent, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot, Whitber Hill, God's Bridge, Brow Gill Beck, Nether Lodge, River Ribble, Lodge Hall (or Ingman Lodge), Ribblehead, Ribblehead Railway Station, Train Journey, Horton In Ribblesdale Railway Station, Horton In Ribblesdale.

Length: 16.5km (10.25 miles) | Ascent: 651m (2136ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny331 The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a 3 day walk - Day 1 from Horton in Ribblesdale (New 2013 Route)

Route Summary: - Horton In Ribblesdale, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Brackenbottom, Gavel Rigg, The Pennine Way, Pen-y-ghent, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot, Whitber Hill, God's Bridge, Brow Gill Beck, Nether Lodge, River Ribble, Lodge Hall (or Ingman Lodge), Ribblehead, Ribblehead Railway Station, Train Journey, Horton In Ribblesdale Railway Station, Horton In Ribblesdale.

Length: 16.5km (10.25 miles) | Ascent: 651m (2136ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny101 The Yorkshire Three Peaks from Horton in Ribblesdale (New 2013 Route)

Route Summary: - Horton In Ribblesdale, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Brackenbottom, Gavel Rigg, The Pennine Way, Pen-y-ghent, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot, Whitber Hill, God's Bridge, Brow Gill Beck, Nether Lodge, River Ribble, Lodge Hall (or Ingman Lodge), Ribblehead, Blea Moor, Whernside, Broadrake Farm, Chapel-le-Dale, Braithwaite Wife Hole, Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton In Ribblesdale.

Length: 38.5km (24 miles) | Ascent: 1614m (5297ft) | Allow at least: 14hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard




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