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Britain’s Best Walks with Julia Bradbury – Pen Y Ghent

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Pen Y Ghent
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Pen Y Ghent
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Pen Y Ghent
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Pen Y Ghent
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Route Overview
Pen-y-ghent is the smallest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, but by far it’s most spectacular. Julia’s walk takes us on the classic ascent of this towering fell out of the ancient Dales town of Horton. From the start, this striking fell goads you in all its grandeur to climb its towering summit.

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Half way up, Julia takes in the spectacular sunken-cave of Hull Pot – England’s largest natural hole which in wet weather has a stunning waterfall – and
discovers how elephants once roamed the Dales.

As she reaches the dramatic summit, Julia spots the remaining two challenge peaks – Whernside and Ingleborough – clearly visible in the breath-taking, far-reaching views above the magnificent Dales.

Julia’s Verdict: A walk with a wow factor!

Carpark:Yorkshire Dales National Park Car Park in Horton In Ribblesdale, BD24 0HE

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Leeds

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

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