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Horton-in-Ribblesdale

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Welcome sign

Welcome sign

Pen-y-ghent Cafe

Pen-y-ghent Cafe

Pen-y-ghent from Horton

Pen-y-ghent from Horton

Horton's main attraction is as the starting place for many walks, including being the official starting place of the Three Peaks Walk. The Pen-y-ghent Cafe, which is also a tourist information centre, is the starting point of the Three Peaks Walk, where participants can clock out and clock back in after completing the 24-mile walk. Those who complete the route within 12 hours, qualify for membership of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club. The Pennine Way also passes through the village on its way from Edale to Kirk Yetholm.

Golden Lion Hotel

Golden Lion Hotel

St Oswald's Church

St Oswald's Church

The village itself is strung out over about three-quarters of a mile, with houses sporadically set out along the road and was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. As the village is entered, the Golden Lion Hotel overlooks the twelfth century St Oswald's Church with a backdrop of Pen-y-ghent looming behind it. Parts of the church still show signs of its Norman origins in the designs over the South Door, and there is also a piece of ancient stained glass depicting Thomas a Becket in the West Window. The markings on the side stones of the door are said to have been made by Norman archers sharpening their arrows.

Crown Public House

Crown Public House

Bridge

Bridge

At the other end of the village past the main car park, lies a second public house, The Crown, at the front of which are two arched bridges. Further on past The Crown and over the bridge can be found the railway station, as Horton is on the Settle to Carlisle railway line.

Horton-in-Ribblesdale railway station

Horton-in-Ribblesdale railway station

Sign on the railway platform

Sign on the railway platform

The limestone scenery in the surrounding areas is broken in two places by large quarries, which are slowly consuming the skyline.

 

Walks near Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Pen-y-ghent walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Ingleborough walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Circular walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale via Selside and Alum Pot
Pen-y-ghent walk from Dale Head

 

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