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A circular, full-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Yorkshire Dales (England) starting at Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, about 26km (roughly 16 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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.
Horton in Ribblesdale, OS Grid: SD808723 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)Start:
Horton in Ribblesdale, OS Grid: SD808723 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 10OS Grid: SD866761
The Foxup Road climbs onto the lower slopes of Plover Hill. A little way along is a path that cuts right up to the summit, should you be feeling energetic. You can continue from Plover on to Pen-y-Ghent and descend into Horton that way.
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