|Walk:||Pen-y-Ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Moor, Pen-y-Ghent Gill, Pennine Way|
|Start Point:||Horton Bridge||Grid Reference:||SD 810 720|
|Distance:||14 miles||Ascent:||2,500 feet|
|Weather:||A fine day with good spells of sunshine. A cool breeze on the summits.|
Our group of nine walkers followed the conventional route to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent. Unfortunately, a lingering patch of low cloud spoilt the view from the summit. We continued on to Plover Hill before descending over Foxup Moor to join a bridleway that led us to the Foxup Road, which is a fancy name for another bridleway. Eventually, we found our way into Pen-y-Ghent Ghyll and followed a narrow path along the side of the ghyll, passing Pen-y-Ghent house. On emerging from the ghyll we followed field paths to Blishmire House where we joined the Pennine Way. We continued on the Pennine Way for a time before leaving it at the Churn Milk Hole to follow the track to Helwith Bridge which we in turn left after a kilometre or so to make our way back to the cars via Dub Cote.
Ready to set off . . .
and head towards Pen-y-Ghent . . .
where nobody is listening to me!
Elevenses is taken on Plover Hill
Foxup Village and . . .
Lunch in Pen-y-Ghent Ghyll
Pen-y-Ghent comes back into view . . .
and makes the perfect backdrop for a group photo