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Photo of Horton in Ribblesdale in Yorkshire Dales (North Yorkshire region)

Visit Horton in Ribblesdale

Horton in Ribblesdale is a small village in Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on the train line between Settle and Carlisle.

Although small, Horton in Ribblesdale has basic facilities including a couple of pubs and a village shop. The Norman Church of Saint Oswald is the main building of historical interest in the village itself.

The village attracts visitors above all because of the excellent local walking opportunities it provides:

- a popular ascent route of Pen-y-Ghent, the mountain that stands above the village

- a challenging but very popular walk that traverses the 'Three Peaks' of the Yorkshire Dales (Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside) usually starts and finishes at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. the walk is about 25 miles long, and the 'goal' is to complete the entire route within 12 hours - register your departure at the Pen-y-Ghent cafe before setting off. Many people prefer to divide the route over a couple of days. (The very fit might prefer the Three Peaks Race - same route but running, with times as low as three hours being taken for the whole circuit!)

- two long-distance footpaths pass through the village at Horton in Ribblesdale: the long-established Pennine Way (traverses almost 300 miles of countryside along the Pennines, through northern England) and the Ribble Way (follows much of the course of the River ribble between Yorkshire and the coast in Lancashire)

Horton in Ribblesdale also has a reputation as a good potholing centre

You can find more local travel ideas in the Yorkshire Dales guide and the North Yorkshire guide.

See also:

Map of Horton in Ribblesdale and places to visit

Places to visit near Horton in Ribblesdale

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