A strenuous walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England, about 22.69km (14.10 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:00. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 03 Apr 2011
This is a lovely walk in a quieter corner of the Yorkshire Dales. Head along the Pennine Way at the base on Pen-y-Ghent, then up and over the unpathed moor from Swarth Gill Gate to Cosh Knott Well. The route then heads along the ridge, following a wall to Horse Head (keep on north side of wall as you traverse Little Fell). After dropping into Halton Gill and Foxup, you take the Foxup Road back to Horton. The energetic can take in Plover Hill & Pen-y-Ghent and return to Horton via Brackenbottom. The whole route takes in 3 trigs and is a fabulous hike; once past Swarth Gill Gate you'll be (un)lucky to see another soul until Halton Gill. This walk is actually around 16 miles, not 14 as the route shows here.