Horton in Ribblesdale

Horton in Ribblesdale
 "muddy farmstead" 
from the Old English 'Horu' meaning filth or dirt and 'tün' meaning an enclosure, farmstead or village.
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham
 

Horton in Ribblesdale is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and lies 6 miles to the north of Settle.
The village has a station on the Settle-Carlisle line.

Population is approx. 430

There are 32 listed buildings in the parish, the most important being the Grade I listed church dedicated to St. Oswald.
The church is the most complete Norman churches in the Yorkshire Dales with a Norman nave, south door and tub-font.

Horton in Ribblesdale is the traditional starting (and finishing) point for the Three Peaks walk.
The Pennine Way, A Pennine Journey, the Pennine Bridleway and
the Ribble Way long-distance footpaths pass through or close to the village.

The area around the village is very popular for caving and potholing. Alum Pot and the Long Churn cave system
lie just to the north of the village and Hull Pot and Hunt Pot can be found on the western flank of Pen-y-ghent.
 
The village is home to a large, active limestone quarry and there are a further two active quarries nearby at Helwith Bridge.

 

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