Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park close to the source of the River Ribble. It is a popular base for walkers, many of whom are completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Walk over Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. People frequently start this walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale's Pen-y-ghent Cafe as a challenge in under 12 hours, or more leisurely over 2 or 3 days. Being within the limestone area of the Yorkshire Dales Horton-in-Ribblesdale is also popular with cavers, pot-holers and anyone looking for beautiful countryside.

Although many visitors are walking the 3 Peaks, there are also many other routes; The Pennine Way, Ribble Way and Dales Highway along with countless other individual paths and rights of way.