GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hull Pot Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

This walk visits a wonderful natural hole and waterfall on the slopes of Pen y ghent. The large hole is often visited on the way up to Pen y ghent but it makes a worthy walk in its own right.
You can start the walk in the village of Horton in Ribblesdale. Here you can pick up the Pennine Way and follow the waymarked trail north east to Horton Scar. Shortly after you leave the trail to follow another path short distance up to Hull Pot. Here you'll find England's largest naturally formed hole measuring 91 metres (300 feet) long by 18 metres (60 feet) wide by 18 metres (60 feet) deep. The waterfall that flows into it from the Hull Pot Beck is a spectacular sight after rainfall.
After enjoy the falls and the fine views from its elevated position you return to Horton on the same paths.


BD24 0JF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hull Pot OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hull Pot Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Horton in Ribblesdale head to the Helwith Bridge Inn for some well earned refreshments after your walk. The friendly pub has a great menu, a good selection of beers and outdoor seating. Here you can sit next to the River Ribble and enjoy fine views towards the hills if the weather is fine. You can find it on Austwick Rd with a postcode of BD24 0EH for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The waymarked Ribble Way passes through Horton. You could pick up the riverside trails and follow it south to Helwith Bridge and Stainforth where you can visit the lovely Stainforth Force Waterfall.
The village of Horton is accessible by rail on the Settle–Carlisle Line. There is about one train every two hours in each direction: southbound toLeeds(seven in total) and northbound toCarlisle(eight, plus one evening train that terminates at Ribblehead).

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Hull Pot - - 1250519

Hull Pot waterfall. Taken on a very wet New Year's Eve

Hull Pot - - 937440

Hull Pot 2

Hull Pot Beck - - 1633713

Hull Pot Beck 1. The beck that flows into the sink hole

Hull Pot Beck - - 996221

Hull Pot Beck 2

The Pennine Way at Tarn Bar - - 3831464

The Pennine Way at Tarn Bar. A view of the track leading up to Hull Pot.

Horton Scar Lane - - 3522602

Horton Scar Lane

The Pennine Way at Horton Scar - - 2134601

The Pennine Way at Horton Scar

Pennine Way to Pen-y-Ghent - - 857185

Pennine Way to Pen-y-Ghent


GPS Files

GPX File

Hull Pot.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Hull Pot.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)