Sunday, 18th September 2016

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
Time: 6.5 hours
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 . . .

Halton Village

Lunch in Pen-y-Ghent Ghyll

Pen-y-Ghent comes back into view . . .

and makes the perfect backdrop for a group photo

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