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Pen-y-Ghent is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Settle, North Yorkshire, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,604 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

running

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

Completed today. Definitely recommend anti clockwise as others have suggested too. The wind today was very forceful and nearly blew us off a couple of times. Difficult scramble near the summit which id rather do going up than going down (if doing the course clockwise). Great walk though and very hard to go off path, it’s very easy to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

Good walk, great views. Done it 3 times now and it doesn’t get boring. Easy to follow due to it being in part of the very well walked 3 peaks trail. Parking hard at weekends in the summer months as car park usually full by 8am. A few verges to park on or just drive nearer to the train station and extend the walk a little. Young kids will find it tough going but it wouldn’t put me off taking them if they are tough and determined and you give them a few breathers on the way up

scramble
1 month ago

brilliant walk our first time up there, we went clockwise this time to gauge it for the next go. Great route, well maintained cant wait to hit it again anti clockwise for a much tougher challenge

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to follow trail for inexperienced walkers (myself). Completed anti-clockwise and scrambled up the last 100m or so. Definitely worth wearing decent footwear as loose underfoot.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Lovely trail but would recommend anti clockwise. Scramble and amazing views.

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Good walk

hiking
blowdown
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Decided to tackle this one anticlockwise due to the difficulties it can throw at you and we wasn't disappointed. The wind was really strong so had to be careful when climbing up from the east side. All in all though it was a good day and practice to tackle the 3 peaks at the end of February.

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Ok so I'm a novice. only started walking properly less than 3 weeks ago. but I managed it. hardest part is the scramble to the top, approx 2.2miles in to the walk. but i still loved it. very well kept path. cant go wrong. although I've done it in january we had a clear but windy day. even saw what looked like RAF plane training. looking forward to doing again in the summer

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

Good moderate walk if done clockwise, if done counter clockwise then you get the full benefit of the scrambles. Much harder done counter clockwise

recorded Pen-y-Ghent

hiking
muddy
scramble
6 months ago

hiking
scramble
8 months ago

Really good hike for novices. I walked this anti clockwise and scrambled up at the summit, which I found easier, then it was a relatively gentle walk down. The trail is well kept so if you’re thinking of taking this on, don’t worry about where to go, it’s very easy to navigate. When walking in colder seasons, the weather can change instantly. We had warm weather on way up, then a -3 windchill at the summit, so be prepared for anything. Good shoes or boots will give you an advantage, but not necessary (as long as it’s dry). Nice one for kids.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Good day, nice and sunny but very windy. Quite a steep climb.

hiking
10 months ago

Fabulous walk for our first time to pen y ghent, great views and even saw some raf planes training too.

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

Nice walk anti-clockwise. Tough at the top and the last mile if you don’t wear walking boots

hiking
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

Brilliant all rounder..

hiking
11 months ago

Lovely stuff, go anticlockwise and save your ankles.

hiking
rocky
scramble
Sun Jul 07 2019

A fantastic trail when done anticlockwise. The scramble about 3.5km in is intense and not for low-flexibility walkers. It has fantastic views and paths are in very good condition.

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