Walk #36: Malham to Horton in Ribbesdale
Map of the walk
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Today was an interesting day, the highlight of which was the climb up to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent. It was a shame that the summit was totally obscured in high cloud when we were up there.
I walked all day with Sam, and two-thirds of the day with Tony, whom we met last night at Malham YHA and is walking the PW as far as Hadrian's Wall - he walked it all with his daughter about nine years ago.
The going today was very hard - large parts were on limestone boulders and it is my belief that that has contributed to this slight injury to my ankle. I will see the condition of it in the morning before deciding what to do, although at the moment my favoured option is to press on to the YHA in Hawes tomorrow and then re-evaluate.
I am not going to bother giving any directions for any of the stages of the Pennine Way; there are many route descriptions produced that will better anything that I could produce. The main guides I used were the OS National Trail Guides, which come complete with strip maps of the route. Click on one of the links below to go to the Amazon page for each guide.
This makes a total distance of 14.7 miles, with 2986 feet of ascent and 2883 feet of descent.
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