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HALT STAGE 10 - Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Moor Head Lane


Starting point: Horton-in-Ribblesdale (SD 810721)
Distance: 5.25 miles
Ascent:
1617'
Date: Saturday 5th May 2012

All of the photographs on these Gallery pages were taken by Derek Cockell when he and his wife Alison helped to test walk the route after it was devised by David and Heather Pitt. The test walk took place during the summer and autumn of 2011 and spring and summer 2012. Please note that all photos in this gallery are copyright of Derek Cockell and are not to be used without express permission.

Route: This is a straightforward walk from Horton up to the summit of Pen-y-ghent, descending by the south ridge to Moor Head Lane. On the day, we returned to Horton as we were completing the final stage on another day. From Horton Church walk a short distance along the main road (B6479) and turn left walking past Horton Primary School to Brackenbottom. Here, turn left on to a rising path that leads to the base of the south ridge of Pen-y-ghent. Turn up the ridge and climb to the summit. Retrace steps and continue in a southerly direction along the Pennine Way to Churn Milk Hole. Continue to walk down the ridge following a wall to a cross-roads of footpaths at Moor Head Lane. Here this stage of the walk ends and
a return may be made to Horton.


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Horton Church


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Horton Primary School (holding themselves a hostage to fortune with that notice ... )


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The way to Pen-y-ghent from Brackenbottom


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Distant Ingleborough ...


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... but today, Pen-y-ghent is the star of the show


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Horton Quarry across the valley


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No recent activity at Dry Rigg Quarry


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The route to Pen-y-ghent is busy with walkers today


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Limestone pavement
Are those clints or grykes?


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Getting closer to the objective


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Here, we turn up the south ridge on the Pennine Way


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The final ascent


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Made it!


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Our route is along the ridge of Gavel Rigg and, beyond, Overdale


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Looking back to Pen-y-ghent


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This is Churn Milk Hole


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And, David climbs down to the bottom for a bit of perspective - it's deep!


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Following the wall ...


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Overdale is the name on the map for this featureless moor


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Moor Head Lane is the official end of this stage of the walk.
The walk turns left here and heads for Stainforth ... but we are returning to Horton today


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An interesting boundary marker between the parishes of Stainforth and Horton


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This track is well-named - Long Lane (and it's uphill all the way)


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Horton comes into view


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The Millennium Stone






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