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Pen-y-ghent
694m (2277ft)

The Southern Dales Area, The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England

The summit of Pen-y-ghent is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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108th highest in England,
179th in England & Wales

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142nd highest in England,
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Walk Pen-y-ghent walking UK Mountains in The Southern Dales Area The Yorkshire Dales National Park North Yorkshire    England

Pen-y-ghent Summit

Photo: Colin Fawcett

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

Sarah Moore walked up on July 30th, 2022 [from/via/route] Three Peaks [with] On my own - but thanks to Steve the Scouser...the 2 lads from Grimsby and the 4 guys who finished at the same time! [weather] Awful!!

Ross Maxwell climbed on February 20th, 2022 [from/via/route] South (pennine way) towards Horton-in-Ribblesdale [weather] snow & sun - fresh snow on ground paraglider followed me up

Keith Axell bagged on August 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Three Peaks route anti-clockwise from Horton [with] Jeff Young [weather] Wet, windy & mild. No visibility near top up.

Jeff Stott hiked on July 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Horton [with] Shell [weather] Good - Great walk. New boots & bits n bat's.

Tony Halliday summited on August 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] camped at Horton in ribblesdale started & ended walk here circular [with] sally halliday jimmy boo and George our 3 dogs [weather] perfect conditions not too hot with clear visability - quite busy not too strenuious first of 3 peaks over 3 days

Andrew Flynn conquered on September 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] ny101 Yorkshire Three Peaks [with] Nicola [weather] Nice day. Bit windy.

Angela Moroney has scaled - Cath 3 peaks 2019

Stephen Reader walked up on April 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Ingleborough as part of Y3P [with] Matt [weather] Glorious sunshine but very windy & bitterly cold on top - Views to die for.

Alan Pritchard climbed on June 19th, 2008 [with] Solo [weather] Good - Went on walking holiday - also have done the 3 peaks challenge once. Also the Yorkshire 3 peaks in 8hours..πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Œ

Alan Smith bagged on May 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Horton on ribblesdale [with] Keith and kevin [weather] Sunny

Stephen Normanton hiked on December 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] pen-y-Ghent [with] Karen smith oliver tilly [weather] gale force wind horizontal rain & sleet

Colin Egan summited on November 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] Ascent from Horton in Ribblesdale, via 3 Peak route, descent via Horton Moor back to start. [with] My wife Faith [weather] Fine. - A fantastic half day walk on my wife's birthday

Margaret Richards conquered on July 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] plover hill & pen y ghent [with] Don [weather] wet & misty - got a bit lost

Mark Price scaled on September 16th, 2008 [from/via/route] horton in ribbonsdale via penine way [with] Shaun Dunmall [weather] sun with light breeze

Robert Harrison walked up on September 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] ny143 [with] Seb Garwood & Annabelle [weather] Sunny Intervals

Kevin Foster climbed on July 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Dale Head Farm, Silverdale road [with] By myself [weather] Rain to start, low cloud but then tops clearing & hot & sunny. - Disappointed to have no view from the summit & a coach load of walkers already at the trig point. The climb through the two bands of rock was quite exhilarating though. PYG is a very fine mountain & a worthy member of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks club. I decided to not hang about & pushed on for Plover Hill leaving the crowds behind.

Andy Jakob bagged during August, 1985 [from/via/route] Pennine Way north to south - climbed this more than once

Mark Davidson hiked on September 14th, 2003 [with] Mike [weather] Lovely sunny day - good job too

Darin Torrance summited on May 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Horton - 3 peaks Challenge

Robert Shaw conquered on May 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] Traditional 3 peaks challenge route anti clockwise. [with] Steve Capron, Adam Shaw, Simon Bennett, Adam Warbrick. [weather] Cold but clear, occasional hail showers/ - 9 hours dead for the challenge.

Libby Welbourn scaled during January, 2014 [with] Mollie

Craig Lewis walked up on August 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Malcolm [weather] Early drizzle then sunny from 10:30

Ian Barker climbed on August 15th, 2008 [with] Peter Godfrey - 3 Peaks Challenge

Elaine Grayson bagged on July 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale Yorkshire Three peaks [weather] sunny but windy

Andrew Bailey hiked on March 24th, 2016 [from/via/route] horton in ribbelsdale [weather] rain strong winds - new paramo coat failed first test

Janet Wells summited during June, 2012 [with] on my own

Jon Dodsley conquered on September 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 peaks walk [with] RAF Benevolent fund Charity walk (6 in group) [weather] Good - 9 hours total for full walk.

Derek Shirtcliffe scaled on March 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale - Nether Lodge returning on Ribble & Pennine Ways. [weather] Clear & cool. - A great day's walking one of my favourite peaks.

Tony Rogerson walked up on August 25th, 1997 [from/via/route] Three Peaks [weather] Sunny - Hot day

Catherine Fleming-Fisher has climbed [from/via/route] Horton [with] Anthony Fisher and Leslie Gleaves [weather] first time the weather was wet, windy & pretty miserable. The second time was beautiful.

Rob Cheshire bagged on June 30th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Horton, as part of a 2-day backpack of the Y3P [with] Paul Corrigan [weather] Quite windy, & mostly dry.

Pamela Seniore hiked on August 31st, 2013 [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.

Caroline Winter summited on May 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale, Pen Y Ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup moor, Pennine way, Horton. [with] Myself [weather] Glorious sunny day with refreshing northerly wind - Last time here in 1994 doing 3 Peaks challenge- think there are more paving stones here now. Only soles here were two couples & a springer & a chap who came in the train & kindly took my photo on the summit. Oh & lots of gambling Kama & a few Lap Wings. Snow on Ingleborough & Great End on the sky line.

Denis Hoyle conquered on April 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Hutton [weather] Fine rain & wind. - 16 mile

Simon Boddy scaled on March 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Horton-In-Ribblesdale [with] My partner [weather] Windy

Nicola Parkinson walked up on July 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] ny143 from Horton [with] Stu [weather] Cloudy & windy

Darren Wilson climbed on July 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 Peaks, Horton in Ribblesdale, Pennyghent, Whernside, Ingleborough

Andrew Heath bagged during June, 2006 [from/via/route] Horton [with] David and Nick [weather] wet & windy - Three peak challenge

Leon Harvey hiked on May 3rd, 2008 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribbledale [with] Les and gang + Julie [weather] Wet Windy Hot

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

Jason Johnston conquered 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 scaled on July 31st, 2011 [with] Jackie Frank

Kerry Wykes walked up during 2009 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale

Fleur Piercy climbed during July, 2011 [from/via/route] Ingleborough [weather] Mixed

Chris Faulkner bagged 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 hiked on August 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale - During 3 peaks

Darren Mortimer summited 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 conquered on August 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton-in-Ribblesdale [with] Barbara, Mick and Pippa [weather] Sunny - Lovely views

Martin Leighfield scaled on June 16th, 2010 [from/via/route] Yorkshire 3 Peaks [weather] Dry

Wyn Griffiths walked up 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

Beth Webster climbed during May, 2012 [with] Hannah, Kate, Bev and Rick Phillips

Adrian Roberts bagged on June 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton

Rachel Daniels hiked on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in ribblesdale [with] James, David, Staceyleigh and Bruce xxx [weather] Sunny & hot hot hot!

Martin Hobson summited on June 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Peter Mckevitt [weather] Overcast

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

Stephen Eddy scaled 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 walked up during June, 2012 [with] JD and Mark [weather] Sunny

David Norman climbed 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 bagged on March 26th, 2009 [from/via/route] NY112

David Lane hiked on December 17th, 2008 [with] Graham Hunt

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

Iain Taylor conquered on October 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale (SD 80844 72499)

Adrian Bibby scaled 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 & went whilst on the summit. [with] Hayley (plus Billy & Benji, our two dogs).

Michael Mcandrew walked up 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 climbed on September 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Elaine Alder [weather] Sunny

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

Simon Wilde hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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 & well made & well drained path. Unfortunately the summit was lost in cloud when I arrived as I was looking forward to the views.

Dave Gutcher scaled during 1985 [with] Ernie Roper - Part of 3 Peaks Walk in under 12 hours

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

Malcolm Broughton climbed on June 21st, 2008 [from/via/route] Horton in Ribblesdale [with] Scouts [weather] sunny

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

Ian Fraser hiked on September 19th, 2008 [with] Dunton work colleagues [weather] rain, mist.

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

Christine Shepherd conquered 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' & the other a shorter walk with my niece Suzy.

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

Dan Jackson walked up 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 on March 26th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Horton in Ribblsedale cafe. [with] Solo. [weather] Bright & breezy, remaining dry. - Nice walk, great views & a timely reminder that it`s not just the lakes that have great mountains!!

Molly Jones has bagged [with] Dan Morgan

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

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

Denis Mcallister conquered during 2011 [with] Dales

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

Wayne Linley walked up 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 climbed on September 5th, 2010 [from/via/route] Car park at Horton then up Horton Scar Lane [with] G. M-D [weather] Warm & sunny, - clear sky. good views.

Neil Wallbank bagged on August 20th, 2011 [with] Katrina, Grace and Tilly [weather] Sunny & misty

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

Iain Ballard, Andrew Cotter, Tomasz B, Nick Leigh, Wendy Sockett, Dawn Roberts, Rich Roberts, Kevin Devine, Ron Smith, Daniel Wynn, Simon Rutstein, Stephen Stott, Linda Mckeogh, Edward Merewether, Paul Woodburn, Jeanette Coward, Simon Duerden, Ian Simpson, Matthew Chambers, Paul Booth, 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, Martin Jones, John Reynolds and Stephen Millington have all walked, climbed & bagged Pen-y-ghent.

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Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from the Pennine Way on Fountains Fell

Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from the Pennine Way on Fountains Fell

Photo: Gerry Hurst (21)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (195)

Pen-y-ghent Gill

Pen-y-ghent Gill

Photo: Rob Pullan (9)

Pen-y-ghent summit wind shelters in a little bit of snow

Pen-y-ghent summit wind shelters in a little bit of snow

Photo: Paul Harrison (18)

A brooding Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

A brooding Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (50)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Pen-y-ghent from Whernside

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Pen-y-ghent from Whernside

Photo: William Ringwood (4)

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

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

Photo: Peter Harrison (12)

Pen-y-ghent from Dodd Fell Hill

Pen-y-ghent from Dodd Fell Hill

Photo: Robert Hall (42)

Justin at Pen-y-Ghent summit trig point

Justin at Pen-y-Ghent summit trig point

Photo: Jon Snow (1)

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (40)

Horton in Ribblesdale church with Pen-y-ghent in the distance

Horton in Ribblesdale church with Pen-y-ghent in the distance

Photo: Paul Harrison (10)

Climbing Pen-y-Ghent on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Climbing Pen-y-Ghent on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Phil Hart (1)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Pen-y-ghent

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - approaching Pen-y-ghent

Photo: William Ringwood (2)

The Pennine Way sign on the summit of Pen-y-ghent

The Pennine Way sign on the summit of Pen-y-ghent

Photo: Robert Hardaker (7)

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

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

Photo: Kris Johnson (1)

Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Photo: Danny Young (1)

Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen-y-ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (75)

Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom

Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom

Photo: Colin Fawcett (2)

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

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

Photo: Paul Lee (1)

Approaching Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom

Approaching Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom

Photo: Danny Young (3)


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