Dust off those boots and binoculars and prepare for a walking
adventure like no other when you book a Horton-in-Ribblesdale
cottage! This charming village is known far and wide as the
starting point of the challenging Three Peaks Walk.
Indeed, this part of Ribblesdale is often just called Three
Peaks, an affectionate term describing the famous mountain tops of
Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Each one deserves at least
a day's attention, though the real test is to complete the
gruelling 24.5 miles across all three peaks in one day! Expect
spectacular views across limestone pavements, rock scars and wild
moorland. The Pennine Way also passes through the village, while
cyclists and fell runners add to the air of outdoor adventure.
Such craggy terrain brings with it a labyrinth of underground
surprises, too, and if you're into caving or potholing,
you're in for a visual treat. And whether you stay above or
below ground, welcoming cafés and historic coaching inns
satisfy any cravings for wholesome food and drink.
Sightsee by train from your Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage!
Less energetic ways to soak up the scenery from your
Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage include a trip aboard the
Settle-Carlisle Railway, unquestionably one of the UK's most
picturesque lines with magnificent views of those ever-looming
Along your travels, look out for flora, fauna and wildlife -
tiny flowers and fossils in the limestone crags; curlew, lapwing,
grouse; even hare and fox.
And on Tuesdays, don't miss Settle's bustling market - a
great way to stock up with local provisions for your