Pen-y-Ghent from Silverdale,
North Yorkshire, England

Pen-y-Ghent from Silverdale,<br /> North Yorkshire, England

I am always left in wonderment at why the Pennine Way was taken up and over Pen-y-Ghent when a perfectly serviceable footpath would have avoided it. That the route takes on the steep south face of the said hill adds to the mystery. It is on this approach that I made the above exposure and that wall you see going up the hill is shadowing the route of the Pennine Way. It looks daunting and there was one point on the way up where I nearly bottled it but I still managed to haul myself up to reach the top, even if the experience did leave me feeling a bit queasy afterwards.

See more photos from: Pennine Way, England & Scotland