The original plan for today was to complete the 3 Peaks challenge but the weather was due to take a turn for the worst into the afternoon so I opted for a shorter walk up just the first of the 3 peaks.
Date: 10th May 2016 Distance: 12.16km (7.55 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Horton in Ribblesdale
Start Location: Horton in Ribblesdale Ascent (m/ft): 619m (2031ft) Weather:

Mostly Sunny, 20°C, 55mph Gusts

Time Started: 09:55 Highest Point: Pen-y-Ghent (694m/2277ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 Hours 4 Minutes        
Route: Horton in Ribblesdale - Dub Cote - A Pennine Journey - Pennine Way - Gavel Rigg - Pen-y-Ghent (694m/2277ft) - Pennine Way - Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen-y-Ghent as seen from the road near Horton in Ribblesdale.

Ingleborough on the other side of the wide valley.

And in the distance over there is Whernside.

A look back over the ladder stile to Ingleborough.

The other two of the Three Peaks if I were to be doing it today. Shame about the rain forecast from about 3pm.

Pen-y-Ghent looking superb from this perspective.

Lots of large deep holes in the ground around here!

A scene of beauty.

A close up of Pen-y-Ghent looking amazing.

More deep holes along the path.

Now joining the Pennine Way to Pen-y-Ghent.

Fountains Fell.

The easy to follow path to Pen-y-Ghent.


A bit of a scramble at this point but all very easy - made a little harder with the gusty wind.

The summit Trig Point and shelter built into the wall.

Looking the other way towards Fountains Fell.

Plover Hill just a short walk away.

And this is a view of Pen-y-Ghent from the Pennine Way leading us back to Horton in Ribblesdale.

A beautiful little cove near the path, like a mini Malham Cove.

A spectacular hill to climb and to view from any direction.

Horton in Ribblesdale Church.