Pen-y-ghent Cafe

pen-y-ghent cafe
The Pen-y-ghent Cafe has been the starting point of the the Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk for many people over the years. The café operates a clock-in/out system to time the challenge. A clock card machine records the start and end time of walkers. Those completing within a 12 hour period are invited to join the café’s ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club’.

Many people prefer to start the circular walk at various points to avoid the early morning crowds in Horton-in-Ribblesdale & on the first ascent and instead stop at the café for lunch or a much needed break.

Contact Details
Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE.
01729 860333

Clocking in/out
Those wishing to use the clocking in service can get a card from the café. More likely you will be setting off before opening time and you can post the following details through the door:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Address of your accommodation tonight
  4. Phone Numbers
  5. Car registration
  6. Where your car is parked
  7. Starting Time


The staff in the café will create a card for your return, and will wait after closing time until everyone has returned. Should you not complete the walk or not return to the café for any reason it is very important that you ring 01729 860333 to prevent a search party!

Please Note
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