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Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale

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An action-packed walk where the wonders of wildlife and intriguing natural formations are matched by a strenuous pace as you march toward the end of the Pennine Way South. 

 

difficult
Distance 23.5 km
7:00 h
785 m
747 m
688 m
202 m
A fantastic section of walking takes you into Three Peaks Country to Malham Cove and Fountains Fell. Take an end of day climb up Pen-y-Ghent. All these highlights provide a challenge but you are rewarded with fantastic views of the surrounding dales.
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Taylor St John
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
688 m
Lowest point
202 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPWS1

WESPWS2

 

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

Start

Malham (202 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SD 90057 62931
DD
54.062229, -2.153393
DMS
54°03'44.0"N 2°09'12.2"W
UTM
30U 555411 5990776
w3w 
///digests.blast.severe

Destination

Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 90057 62931
DD
54.062229, -2.153393
DMS
54°03'44.0"N 2°09'12.2"W
UTM
30U 555411 5990776
w3w 
///digests.blast.severe
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.5 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
785 m
Descent
747 m
Highest point
688 m
Lowest point
202 m

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