Penyghent Fell Race
The annual Penyghent fell race (AS, 5.5m, 1650ft) in the first week in June in association with the Horton-in-Ribblesdale gala. This is an ideal venue for families to attend a race before midsummer Gala fatigue sets in.
Here are photos of previous races.
The race this year is on Saturday 3rd June 2017, 3:00pm.
For further details, see below or contact Gary Allsopp, Tel: 07816 518386, email: email@example.com
On the field next to Horton-in-Ribblesdale playing fields GR 805727. A small parking fee is charged which is donated to village sports clubs. Cheaper than YDNP car park 200m away but this is where you will find public toilets.
Tent on Gala Field close to start and finish area. GR 805727. Entry on the day only. £5. Start times; 3.00 pm. Registration opens at 1.30pm.
Campsite in Horton village. YHA at Ingleton (note the one at Stainforth is no more). B&B everywhere in the Dale (eg The Willows). TIC Horton and Settle.
Yorkshire Dales, Western Area 1.25 000
For a map of the course (PDF), click here.
One of the few ‘mountain course’ events in Yorkshire, which puts this race in the longer end of the AS category. The race leaves the gala field and follows the road through the village towards Brackenbottom. Turn left over river bridge after the church to gain the road passing the School. Leave this road at Brackenbottom (GR 817723) to begin the climb up through limestone pastures. On gaining the ridge a very steep scramble breaks through the southern crags to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent (GR 838734). The fast descent to the finger post (GR 837742) is followed by a variety of possible routes to Hull Pot (GR 825745). The next objective is the summit of Whitber Hill (GR 819745) which you can approach any way that suits your stamina level at this stage. Hands on knees with tongue dragging on the ground has proved to be a popular technique on previous occasions. The remainder of the course will be flagged through Whitber pasture to the gate on the walled lane (GR812732). Follow the road retracing the start route back to the Gala field entrance. Please do NOT train on Whitber Pasture. This is private land and is only available on race day. The route is not flagged before Whitber, so anyone with serious ambitions should be doing some homework in case the weather is poor.
Full kit is required: full waterproof body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle, emergency food. There will be kit checks carried out.
This will take place as soon as our competence permits at the sports pavilion on the field.
Have a lovely day, and good luck to all who run.
2016 results in PDF form here.