Saturday, 1 July 2000

Pen-Y-Ghent

The iconic view of Pen-y-Ghent
Height: 674m (2,277ft)
Prominence: 306m (1,003ft)
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn
Summit feature: OS trig pillar and shelter
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Pen-y-Ghent & Plover Hill -12/05/2013
Pen-y-Ghent's summit trig pillar
Pen-y-Ghent is probably one of the most recognisable hill in the country and certainly one of the most popular. It's thought it's name is a combination of the old Cumbric for "hill" or "head" and ghent being an old Welsh word for winds, "gwynt".

As with the other two of the Three Peaks, the summit is home to a substantial wind shelter and an OS trig pillar.

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