557 Pen-y-ghent

Pen-y-ghent sounds Welsh and it is, for "hill of the winds" is Celtic. With a distinctive two tier shape this is one of the county's finest summits and also home to one of Britain's rarest and most beautiful flowers, for in March the cliffs are a mass of Purple Saxifrage.

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LOCATION: Six miles north of Settle
START: Horton in Ribblesdale car park on B6479, toilets.
Grid ref: SD807727 Postcode: BD240HF
DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Strenuous
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South Landranger 98
REFRESHMENTS: Horton or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Pennine Way, Three Peaks, Hunt Pot, Hull Pot

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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