Horton to Settle with 3 choices

  • Hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway
  • Walk the fast flowing River Ribble
  • Many options to vary the walk

Practically any walk from the lovely Settle to Carlisle railway is worthwhile but from Horton back to Settle there is a choice of 2, maybe 3 excellent walks. Pen y Ghent is easily taken in as part of a high level route whilst the most popular walk is to follow the Ribble Way all the way down to Settle.

One thing that I do recommend on the low level walk is not to stick to the route via the river all the way but to take some detours. The small hamlet of Feizor over a lovely stretch of limestone is one such extension whilst the steep climb to Catrigg Force is also worth a visit as are the lime kilns near Langcliffe. It is walking country par excellence and aside form the quarry near Stainforth it is all attractive, varied and very interesting.

Recommend: This walk really should be done twice but for those wanting a greater challenge take in Ingleborough and join this walk with the one from Ribblehead, click here for details

Transport: The best train is the 9.50 (10.10 on Sunday) but there is another 2 hours later. It leaves Settle Train station arriving at Horton 10 minutes later

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Horton to Settle map

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Start Point: SD 803726 . From Horton station walk down towards the river but just before the first bridge turn right and join the Ribble Way on the river bank
Height to Climb: 151 ms (495 feet)
Terrain: Following the Ribble Way is straightforward and the walk to Feizor is on good limestone paths.
Eating & Drinking: The pub in Stainforth and the tea shop at Feizor both offer highly enjoyable breaks to the walk. Visit the tea shop when taking the lower route and the pub after descending from Pen y Ghent!
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