While I understand the challenge of time limits (see audax) I have no desire to rush over the three peaks, certainly not until I have enjoyed them all separately. From Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station – marvellously the west platform is accessible by public footpath only – I walked south-ish to visit the mouth of Gaping Gill before heading up to the peak.
Suncream and specs required, but around the summit was fast moving low loud; cold and erie. A few small patches of snow were hanging on.
The Pen-y-ghent café appears to be closed on Tuesdays, but happily the pub was open. The trains back to Leeds were running about every 2 hours so it was good to have somewhere accommodating to wait.
Ingleborough: Hewitt, HuMP, Marilyn, Nuttall; 724 m/2,375 ft
Start/finish Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station