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Pen-Y-Ghent

The dark mass of Pen-y-Ghent towers over Ribblesdale and the head of Littondale on the western side of the Yorkshire Dales.  At 694m/2273 ft this fell is actually the lowest of the area's famous "Three Peaks" but it is by no means the least spectacular, with its towering cliffs and escarpments, caves and potholes.

Pen-y-Ghent is ascended from the village of Horton in Ribblesdale, the traditional starting and finishing point for the whole of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge circuit.  This route leads past several caves and potholes on the lower slopes of the mountain, including the quarry-like chasm of Hull Pot and the sinister slit-like mouth of Hunt Pot.

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