The Area around Pen-y-Ghent, Yorkshire, England
 
Pen-y-Ghent and the River Ribble, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
The area around Pen-y-Ghent

Pen-y-ghent and the River Ribble.

The River Ribble starts life in the Yorkshire dales near Ribble Head, a little North-East of Ingleborough, and follows a meandering 70 mile course into the Irish Sea.

Pen-y-ghent with its distinctive flat top is easily seen on the horizon.

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Horton-in-Ribblesdale from the Pennine Way, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
The area around Pen-y-Ghent

Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a small village, shown in the picture, about halfway between Settle and Ribblehead to the north. There is a National Parks Authority Car Park as well as some free roadside parking.

There are two long distance paths which run through Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the 'Pennine Way' and 'A Pennine Journey'.

We walked up the Pennine Way (this section is also known as A Pennine Journey), shown in the picture, which can take you to the top of Pen-y-Ghent although we didn't go that far.

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The River Ribble from Helwith Bridge, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
The area around Pen-y-Ghent

The River Ribble from Helwith Bridge.

Helwith Bridge is about halfway between Horton in Ribblesdale and Stainforth.

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Stainforth and the Ribble Valley, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
The area around Pen-y-Ghent

Stainforth and the Ribble Valley.

Stainforth, on the right, is a small village 2 miles north of Settle and the other obvious small group of buildings on the left is Little Stainforth.

Stainforth boasts both a Youth Hostel and a waterfall - Stainforth Force.

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Stainforth Force, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
The area around Pen-y-Ghent

Stainforth Force is where the Ribble tumbles over a series of steps, in the village of Stainforth, just below the 17th Century Packhorse Bridge. A walk of about a mile will take you to another waterfall - Catrigg Foss.

The Ribble Way, a 70 miles long footpath, traverses this section of the river.

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