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From: Pack Horse Inn, Widdop MoorTo: Hare and Hounds, Lothersdale13.7 miles22 km777m ascent836m descent
ThumbnailAfter a beer, sleep and snap (a Yorkshire word) at the Pack Horse Inn, continue through the Brontë moors up to Withins, singing Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights song at the top of your voice, and watch out for Japanese way signs. Drop down to Ponden where there are a couple of pubs a short distance away, and a camp site. Now you say tara (another Yorkshire word) to the Brontë moors as you climb up from Ponden Reservoir, cross another road then strike out north west onto Ickornshaw Moor. Cross the moor and drop down into the village of Ickornshaw (no facilities, but Cowling is not far away). Follow the Pennine Way carefully to Lothersdale, nestling in a steep sided valley, where the Hare and Hounds awaits. Accommodation is scarce around here, but there's a camp site 300m from the route. Failing that, a bus to Skipton might be your best bet.
Bus LogoHaworth: Cowling: LothersdaleBeer LogoHare and Hounds, Lothersdale
Train LogoCononley: SkiptonBed LogoCowling (0.5 miles)
Car LogoPackhorse Inn: Ponden: Ickornshaw A6068: LothersdaleTent LogoIckornshaw: Lothersdale
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