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Yorkshire Dales


The Pennines form a continous backbone down the centre of the country between the Scottish Borders in the north, and the Peak District in the south. The most popular destination for the club are the Yorkshire Dales located just to the East of Lancaster. Altough not huge hills, they offer pleasant walking and good opportunities to practice navigation. The Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough is a popular long-distance walk and the aim is to complete a full loop, usually from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, within 12 hours. The record for the 24 mile loop stands at an incredible 2 hours 29 minutes and 53 seconds, set by Jeff Norman in 1974.