Pen y Ghent from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

A circular walk up to Pen y Ghent and on to Plover Hill, from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. September 2020.

Friday 18th September 2020

After four memorable days in the Yorkshire Dales, it was almost time to head home to North Somerset. I’d packed away my damp tent and all associated gear from inside. With my car boot fully loaded, I still had one more stop on my mind.

I drove twenty-minutes or so to arrive at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Pen y Ghent was in my sights – the last of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, having conquered Whermside and Ingleborough in the previous days.

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Malham and Fountains Fell

A 14.5 mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Taking in Malham Tarn, Malham Cove, Malham Moor, Fountains Fell and the Pennine Way.

Thursday 17th September 2020

I struggle to believe that two whole months have now passed since this walk. I really thought I’d have it all written up by now.

This walk was one of my ‘less essential’ options (after the Three Peaks) and yet still inspired by a route from the Walking Englishman. I merely extended it to pay a brief visit to Malham Cove.

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Kinder Scout and the Pennine Way

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Perhaps my biggest personal goal of this week away in Derbyshire was to explore Kinder Scout. Two years ago, I’d only made it as far north as Edale; some distance below the plateau, even though I enjoyable a memorable walk along The Great Ridge.

My goal of bagging the highest point in the Peak District was shared among the rest of the cottage and so, after a short drive to Edale, we were soon on our way.

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Hiking in the Dark Peak (Part 2)

Monday 14th August 2017

I’d reached Losehill Farm, around 300m above sea level and gasping for my breath.

There was still another 200m or less before I would reach the summit of Lose Hill. Beyond that, I’d be following a ridge.

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