Library Route No. 930410
Halton Gill, Littondale, Dawson Close, Pennine Way,
Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Road circuit - 20km

Map: OS Explorer OL30 Yorkshire Dales Northern & Central areas
Note, the route from the road to the summit of Pen-y-ghent is on the
adjoining map, Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western areas


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Library Route No. 930410
Halton Gill, Littondale, Dawson Close, Pennine Way,
Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Foxup Road circuit - 20km

Map: OS Explorer OL30 Yorkshire Dales Northern & Central areas
Note, the route from the road to the summit of Pen-y-ghent is on the
adjoining map, Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western areas

General Directions (see markers on the route map)

Point No. 1.) Start at Halton Gill in Littondale, map ref. SD880764. Follow the road SW across the River Skirfare. Then turn left on to footpath following the river downstream for 2.5km to a farm access bridge over the river at map ref. SD898741.

Point No. 2.) At the farm access bridge turne sharp right to follow a track climbing steeply up the hillside above Hasleden Beck and Pen-y-gent Gill, past Dawson Close, for 4km to a minor road at map ref. SD855729.

Point No. 3.) At the road turn left and follow the road joining the route of the Pennine Way where it descends to the road from Fountains Fell. After 1.5km along the road turn right following the Pennine way along a farm access track and continue along the Pennine way route to the summit of Pen-y-gent at map ref. SD838734.

Point No. 4.) At the summit of Pen-y-gent leave the Pennine Way route and follow the path by the wall along the ridge across a boggy area for 2km to the summit of Plover Hill at map ref. SD847752. Continue along the path dropping steeply down through the crags to join the Foxup Road, a moorland track.

Point No. 5.) At the Foxup Road track turn right and follow the track around the hillside for 2km and then down the hillside to Foxup. Here turn right to follow the footpath by the River Skirfare to the road bridge at Halton Gill and walk along the road back into the hamlet and the end of the walk.