Saturday, 1 July 2000


The iconic outline 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: 2
Related trip reports:
The Yorkshire Three Peaks - 27/05/2017
Pen-y-Ghent & Plover Hill -12/05/2013
The trig pillar on Pen-y-Ghent's summit
Pen-y-Ghent is probably one of the most recognisable hills in the country and certainly one of the most popular. It's thought its 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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