Pen-y-ghent


Pen-y-ghent

Infobox Mountain
Name = Pen-y-ghent
Photo = Pen-y-ghent 2.jpg
Caption = Pen-y-ghent as seen from the ascent from Horton.
Elevation = 694 m (2278 ft)
Location = Yorkshire Dales, England
Prominence = "c." 306 m
Parent peak = Whernside
Coordinates =
Topographic
OS "Landranger" 98
Type =
First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SD838733
Listing = Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation = Hill of the winds
Language = Cumbric
Pronunciation =

Pen-y-ghent is a mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. It is one of the so-called Three Peaks, the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside. It lies some 3 km east of Horton in Ribblesdale. The Pennine Way links the summit to the village; the route is around 5 km in length as the Way curves initially to the north before turning east to reach the summit.

The more direct route that traverses the southern 'nose' of the hill is the route usually taken by the those attempting The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, as the walk is usually (but not exclusively) done in an anti-clockwise direction starting/finishing in Horton in Ribblesdale.

The other main route on the hill heads north from the summit to reach Plover hill before descending to join the bridleway that is Foxup Road.

The summit carries a triangulation pillar

The hill is on Access Land

The name "Pen-y-ghent" in the Cumbric language means "Hill of the winds".

Pen-y-Ghent is a limestone feature.

External links

*Computer generated summit panoramas [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/ENG/penyghent.gifPen-y-ghent] [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas.html index]


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