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Stage 6: Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale — Pennine Way

Stage 6: Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale — Pennine Way

Difficult
07:14
15.1 mi
2.1 mph
2,475 ft
2,325 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.94 mi
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Malham Cove Steps

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

1.21 mi
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Malham

Hiking Highlight

11.6 mi
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Pen-y-Ghent

Hiking Highlight

13.2 mi
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Hull Pot

Hiking Highlight

15.1 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: 0.83 mi
Hiking Path: 2.25 mi
Path: 10.9 mi
Footpath: 113 yd
Street: < 109 yd
Road: 1.02 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 1.19 mi
Unpaved: 5.35 mi
Gravel: 1.61 mi
Asphalt: 1.02 mi
Unknown: 5.88 mi

Weather Forecast

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komoot planned a hike.

May 23, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    Day six is a real highlight and showcases limestone country at its finest. So good, in fact, Wainwright described this as “the best walking territory so far encountered along the Pennine way”.

    Whilst the joys are abundant, this stage is rather challenging—it is solid uphill for the first eight miles (13 kilometers)—but the rewards are worth it.

    Less than a mile into the route you begin ascending Malham Cove Steps. The 400 irregular stone steps take you to the top of Malham Cove, where you can enjoy spellbinding views.

    You continue the past Malham Tarn and spectacular limestone scenery, before you tackle Pen-y-Ghent.

    At 2,277 feet (694 meters), Pen-y-Ghent boasts incredible views of the golden landscape. With decent paths and a few scrambles to boot, it is a highly enjoyable hike.

    As you descend, you pass an interesting hole in the landscape, the Hull Pot, which is a great spot to stop.

    Wainwright loved the descent to Horton in Ribblesdale and, whilst it can be hard-going, most will surely agree.

    There is not much at Horton, but you will find a few accommodation options and places to eat.

    • May 23, 2019

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Stage 6: Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale — Pennine Way