Friday, 14 May 2010

Pen-y-ghent



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At the weekend we went to walk up Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales. I remember going up this particular hill on a school trip, many years ago - but we walked up the easy (boring) way. This time we took a more interesting route to the top.

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Pen-y-ghent is one of the Yorkshire "Three Peaks" - we seem to like grouping things in threes around here (there's more than one set of "Three Peaks" in the country) and there's a walk you can do that takes in all three, in twelve hours. My dad did it last year, and I'd quite like to have a go sometime, but for now, one is quite enough.

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44 comments:

Stephanie V said...

That looks like a lovely place to take a breather from the world. I think I'd need my walking stick on the path around/up the hill though.

Leetid said...

Looks like amazing walk to do. Will have to check it out one time.

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

I'm hoping to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks on the summer solstice! However, the time is drawing nearer and I haven't even started planning...maybe it'll be next year instead!

Looks like you had lovely weather :-)

And thanks for the comment on my post - some reassurance that I really need at the moment!

smilla4blogs said...

Spectacular scenery and your photographs are beautiful! Thanks for posting this corner of the world!

Jack said...

It looks absolutely beautiful. The kind of place I should like to sit in and let my mind wander where it will.

Mary said...

What a beautiful spot. Rachael, you asked about the pie. It tastes more like a creamy custard than cheesecake. It is really good but it is not as rich as cheesecake. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Writing Without Periods! said...

Now I'm missing England. We walked the lake district for two weeks...twice, best ever vacation.
Mary

Living in Taradise said...

Those photos are so beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend, and thank you for visiting my blog.

Tabor said...

Perhaps you have done this before, but is there a history to the structure?

Emma said...

It looks beautiful but I'm not sure I'd make it to the top ;-) Hope that you had a great time!

Eva said...

Gorgeous pictures! Almost inspires me to take a hike. I love the old stone walls. So picturesque!

Melissa B. said...

Beautiful! But let's clarify...you hiked all the way UP? Bully for you!

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous place! I always love it when you introduce us to places.
Did you enjoy your SITS day?

New Jersey Memories said...

Wow, over 200 comments on your previous post! I'm amazed that you found time to visit MY blog. Anyway, I really envy you that you can travel like this. I'm definitely going to travel someday! Thanks SITsta!

ScoMan said...

Kind of reminds me of Hanging Rock.. but I just think I've got Hanging Rock on the brain at the moment.

I really want to get back there, and walk the hard path.

Beautiful pictures.

Mama Hen said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for visiting Mama's Little Chick!! I look forward to your next post!

Mama Hen

Elizabeth Braun said...

Ahhh, home! How nice to see my native turf from so far away.=)

Home in one day short of 4 months now.....

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That looks like an interesting place but a 12 hour hike? Yikes, my feet hurt just reading that!

thezest said...

Thanks for taking us on your walk -- I needed the fresh air today. Beautifully composed photos, by the way.

Ocean Girl said...

While many others have to settle with exercise machines, you are blessed with almost paradise. Beautiful place Rachel.

Kelly said...

These are beautiful!

nmaha said...

This looks like fun......hope to go back to travelling soon....till then i'll travel through ure blog...thanks for sharing

I'm new to this bloggin thingy, so maybe u can drop by mine and give me some input
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The Bipolar Diva said...

Breathtaking!

I'm following you now!
Cannot wait to go through your blog more!

Fly Girl said...

Gorgeous walking, Rachel. All three sound quite intimidating, I don't think I could handle that all at one time.

Nikita said...

Great pictures! Found you through SITS. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :)

bubbleboo said...

Oh, it's so beautiful! I'd love to visit Yorkshire :)

Elisabeth said...

History oozes out of these images, Rachel. What a splendid opportunity you've had to walk in such a landscape. Thanks for sharing it.

Bitsy Baby Photography said...

BEAUTIFUL place, your photos depict the scenery and textures so nicely. When I first read the blog title I thought it was an interesting way of saying you were pregnant =) LOLOL!
Have a beautiful weekend!

Bibliomama said...

Knock-your-eye-out clear-your-head magnificent. I wish I was there.

Kelly Fletcher said...

Great place to walk. Saw you're keen to learn embroidery while browsing your blog. If you're looking for easy, free patterns, I have a few on my site - link through my blog from this comment. And good luck with your before 30 list!

Kazzy said...

Looks really cool. I would like to know the history behind this area. Maybe I will go google it!

Chad Zahara said...

These photos are amazing! I must visit sometime. ^_^

Kel said...

What an amazing hike that must have been. So beautiful!

Dedene said...

What a lovely place. Looks much like North Yorkshire which is the only Yorkshire I've visited.

Jamie said...

Beautiful!!! It looks like a wonderful place.

BECKY said...

What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing with us, Rachel!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Beautiful!

A Cuban In London said...

First of all, your post is lovely. The pictures are great. Secondly, I owed you a visit because this week they were talking about the Yorkshire accent on Radio Four a propos de Robin Hood and whether Russell Crowe did the local twang any justice. And they had a speech specialist on the Today programme talking about the different ways in which people pronounce the vowels and how they sound and I just sat there open-mouthed. To a linguist, like me, it was almost like being in a dream. I admit that I have not come into contact with many people from your neck of the woods, but being in a school setting, as I am, puts me in touch with people from all over the place. I always try to notice the minute differences between the various regional accents in the UK. One of the reasons why I love this country so much. :-)

Sorry about the long response, it's just that the combination of your pictures and that section on the Today programme have made me very happy.

Oh, yes, and Chelsea winning the Double. I'm just so chuffed now, over the moon! :-D

Greetings from London.

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Wow, Rachel, that is BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my daughter and the prom.

To answer your question about all the proms across the countRy happening on the same day, the answer would be no. However, in our small county (no R), there are three high schools and they typically have theirs on the same day, but not necessarily every year. It just depends on how they schedule them. I think from your question, you misread that one word - county. I do that all the time! :0)

Hope you're having a FANTASTIC weekend.

Blessings,

Teresa <><

♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

Bells said...

I adore the Yorkshire Dales. One of my favourite places ever to have visited. I'd go back again in a heartbeat - just beautiful!

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Amazing. Beautiful. Gorgeous,...
I want to escape to that place.

Did you take the pictures? I love them. Can I use some, one or two of them? I will give you full credit. Please? Please???

Deirdre said...

That is amazingly beautiful!

Ps. Thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog. :) You're the first SITS girl I've visited who gave me a return visit. :D

(That I'm aware of, anyway.)

I save worms too. When I'm out digging in the ground to plant flowers, if I see them, I'll move them to a safe place so that I don't harm them with my shovel.

I also find them sometimes after a harsh rain on the concrete around the house or at my office and will return them to the grass when I find them. :)

Hezabelle said...

So beautiful! I've been meaning to get to Yorkshire Dales... but I'm running out of time! Hopefully I'll get to see it before I leave England?

Trulyana said...

Dear Rachel,
I found you over at SITS, as you were featured there one of the the SITS day. I have heard so much about Yorkshire, and would love to visit it someday. :)
This walk reminds me a little of the Moray cairns mixed with the avebury stones. I love travelling in England too.
Have a blessed day.

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