Monday 3rd May 2010


Start Point : Horton-in-Ribblewsdale (SD 808 726)


Distance : 10.8 miles        Height Ascended : 520 metres


Route Map




Just behind the Crown Hotel in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Harber Scar Lane, aka

The Pennine Way & The Ribble Way, begins its gentle ascent towards Birkwith Moor.


It isn’t long before the views over Ribblesdale to Ingleborough.............................


……………………………………….......and Whernside open up.


There are many interesting features close to and adjacent to the path - this

is the entrance Sell Gill Holes where Sell Gill Beck disappears underground.


This is the junction where the Pennine Way and Ribble Way split (or meet depending on

which way you are going) Ingleborough and Simon Fell provide an impressive background.


Parts of the Pennine Way between Horton and Ling Gill Bridge are on a broad

grassy track -the trees to the right mark the enclosure around Jackdaw Hole.




Jackdaw Hole.



Ingleborough, Simon Fell & Whernside.


Approaching Old Ing Farm.




Old Ing and Ingleborough.


Glad I left the car at Horton J


At the end of the walled lane beyond Old Ing is Calf Holes where a stream sinks in the rocky bed.


Ling Gill.


Information board above Ling Gill.


Cam Beck before it drops into Ling Gill.


Ling Gill Bridge.



Old inscribed stone set into the bridge

‘Anno 1765 Repaired at the charge of the whole West Riding’.


Ingleborough over the head of Ribblesdale.


Just born.


Nether Lodge.


The bridge over Ling Gill Beck at the rear of Nether Lodge.


God's Bridge - a naturally formed limestone bridge where Brow Gill Beck flows into a short cave.


The old limekiln near Browgill Cave.


Whernside from God's Bridge.


Whernside and a distant view of Ribblehead Viaduct.


Violet finds a temporary narrow perch.


Ingleborough and Simon Fell from just above High Birkwith farm.


Monochome Whernside over limestone pavement.


Simon Fell.


The Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks - Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.




Back at the meeting (or parting) of Ways.


Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Horton Quarry to the right below Moughton.