We arrived in the village of Horton in Ribblesdale around 10 a.m., and the famous cafe was closed for alterations....we had a warm drink from our flasks instead. For £2 in the honesty box, the Golden Lion is the best value for parking. There are many path options to start the walk to Pen Y Ghent, we decided to start at the Norman church in an anti circular direction. We were very pleased we chose this way, as I'll explain later! It is very well sign posted, and as it's all up hill, quite obvious where you need to be heading! We had to stop for many breathers, and at one stage, sat down for a while. Then we were amazed as a slim, fit guy in Lycra came running up the hill! Quite a few people passed us on the way up...... As we approached the summit, we spoke to various people on their way down, saying it was a little tricky at the top. Then we met three ladies, who said it's too dangerous and were coming back down, defeated. It looked very steep for the last 300ft, but we never give up on our planned walks! After a bit of scrambling for 50ft or so, we arrived at the summit! no real problem, in fact it was quite exhillerating! Joan celebrated with a cigarette, while a took a couple of photos. From the summit, the views were really fantastic! One of my shots was a white dot in the Lion car park, which was our car, about three miles away! Looking at the path we were to return on, it looked quite flat, but actually it was down hill all the way! Thing is, it was nice and steady going back down, no scrambling, and then we knew this was the best direction to do the route. A must see on the way back is a slight detour to Pot Hole, a crevice which in winter has a water fall within it. We sat on a ledge opposite the fall, which was copper hued, and about 100ft high, maybe more. After returning to the route back, we followed a walled track all the way down, passing many crags and another water fall on our left. we decided to try the other pub in the village, which was OK, but I noticed many signs of do's and don'ts! aimed mainly at walkers! Neither pub was memorable, both tired, as we were.....so we returned to the car and had a steady ride back home.