Pen-y-ghent – Rematch

Map of our journey

Pen-y-ghent is a mountain in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, England, 1.2 miles away from the village of Horton-In-Ribblesdale. Standing at 2,277 ft high from sea level, its name means “The Hill Of Winds” in Viking. It’s also surrounded by many potholes; two of the biggest are Hunt and Hull pot.


The last time we were up this mountain was 3 years ago when it was very cold and we didn’t enjoy it too much because it was impossible to see anything; this time we came prepared on a nice clear day with my new camera. Like last time we drove up and parked in Horton-In-Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. After we parked we grabbed our cameras, strapped our boots on and set off on our journey. By the time we got to the café we discovered that it was shut which meant no hot chocolate, unlike last time. We already decided in the car park to go up the nose of the mountain. Which we didn’t do last time because we went up the side. The first part of our adventure we went through the village and turned left onto a country lane and carried on travelling straight for a couple of miles over the moors.

Looking back towards Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Looking towards Ingleborough mountain in the far distance

The next part of our journey was much steeper than before up a hill until we eventually got to the bottom of the mountain.

Pen-y-ghent in the distance

After that we began our ascent up the mountain.

My grandad climbing Pen-y-ghent

Eventually a very steep path took us to the top of the mountain to the TRIG POINT at 2,277 ft. where we had our lunch.

Pen-y-ghent looking down
Comparison of me this time and last time

Here’s the comparison of me last time I went and this time. Not much difference with me still loving mountains and hiking. We took a few minutes to admire the view and continued our journey. On our way down the steps we saw a couple of kids running around chasing each other. When we got to the bottom we decided to go to Hull and Hunt Pots.

Hull pot

Hull pot is a massive collapsed cavern that could probably hold about five buildings; altogether it is 300 feet long, 60 feet wide and 60 feet deep.

Me looking down Hunt pot

Hunt pot isn’t that wide but it’s very deep at 200 feet. At the bottom it is blocked so it’s more of a ravine like feature.

After that it started getting dark so we headed home having had a great day.

My grandad in front of Pen-y-ghent

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