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Pen y Ghent (SOTA)

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Hidden : 2/20/2006
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Pen y Ghent (G/NP-010) 2277ft ASL

Pen-y-ghent is a fell in the Yorkshire Dales. It is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside. It lies some 3 km east of Horton in Ribblesdale. The Pennine Way links the summit to the village; the route is around 5 km in length as the Way curves initially to the north before turning east to reach the summit.

In the Cumbric language 'Pen' presumably meant hill or head, but 'ghent' is more obscure. It could be taken to be edge or border.The name "Pen-y-ghent" could therefore mean Hill on the border. Alternatively, it could be mean 'wind' or 'winds' - from the closest Welsh language translation as 'gwynt'. Thus it might mean simply 'Head of the Winds'.

This cache and other similar caches were originally placed by CharlieG0PZO for Radio Amateurs,who are taking part in the "Summits on the Air" programme. As they are hidden on mountain tops they will be of interest to geocachers who are fell walkers.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sebz gur gevt cbvag, jnyx va n jrfgreyl qverpgvba sbe nobhg 100lqf jvgu gur jnyy ba lbhe evtug. Jura vg oraqf yrsg, ybbx haqre n pbhcyr bs fgbarf ng gur obggbz bs gur jnyy. Gurer vf ab arrq gb qvfznagyr nal cneg bs gur jnyy.

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