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One of the Yorkshire Dale's Three Peaks and the lowest at 2,277 feet (694 metres). There are good paths to the top from most directions, the most popular route starting and ending in Horton in Ribblesdale. The post code given is that of the Crown Hotel in Horton. The summit of Pen-y-Ghent looks like some kind of brooding creature and involves a bit of scrambling up or down, depending which way you go. Along the route, divert to Hull Pot, a collapsed cavern said to be one of the largest holes in England. It is 300 feet (91 metres) long x 60 feet (18 metres) wide by 60 feet deep. Extreme care is needed here. Walking Pen-y-Ghent is a serious and often strenuous hike, necessitating proper clothing and footwear as well as a supply of water and something to eat.
The Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales (Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough) are often tackled by the very fit for fun or charity in a time of +/- 12 hours covering a distance of approx 24 miles.