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by mac.hawk
07 Apr 2019, 22:22
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Update to the Whernside descent repair appeal
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Update to the Whernside descent repair appeal

You can watch a video of some of the air lifted 'flagging' here https://www.thebmc.co.uk/mend-our-mount ... -whernside - dated early March 2019.
by mac.hawk
31 Mar 2019, 23:01
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Merrel Hiking Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 4730

Re: Merrel Hiking Shoes

Actually the shoes currently (last day of March 2019) have a rating of 4.4, not 4.9, on Amazon UK (where the initial posting link is to) and personally I'm with Three Peaks on this as I much prefer a walking/hiking boot to a shoe.
by mac.hawk
18 Feb 2019, 23:28
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Update to the Whernside descent repair appeal
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Update to the Whernside descent repair appeal

Well, as you will see from the web-link below the financing of the repair to the Whernside 'staircase' has gone to

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/mend-the-dales

(see also viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1045)

If you can spare a few quid to the cause it would help no end.
by mac.hawk
29 Jan 2019, 19:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any snow
Replies: 5
Views: 6487

Re: any snow

The hills are covered in the stuff at the moment (Tues 29 Jan 2019)
by mac.hawk
10 Jan 2019, 19:27
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Northern Rail - Johnson Press Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Northern Rail - Johnson Press Offer

The Northern Rail/Johnson Press Offer is back on again from the 14 Jan 2019 to 24th March, see https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/jpimedia?utm_campaign=jn31339flatfarejpi&utm_medium=email&utm_source=crm-&utm_content=cta&utm_term for details. Now, if only Northern & the RMT could get their acts togeth...
by mac.hawk
12 Dec 2018, 20:37
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: 3 Peaks over 2 days in January
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: 3 Peaks over 2 days in January

Personally I'd just book an overnight stay for your first night in either Ingleton or Settle where you have good options to eat out on Day 1 evening. On Day 1 park up in the YDNPA car park in Horton-in-Ribbledale and follow the 3 Peaks route up the 'nose' of Pen-y-ghent, similarly descend along the ...
by mac.hawk
11 Sep 2018, 20:48
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Northern Rail - Johnston Press Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 912

Northern Rail - Johnston Press Offer

The Northern Rail/Johnston Press rail offers are back on again at the end of this month (Sept 2018) - as usual it's £10 for a Day Ranger ticket or £17.50 for a weekend ticket. Vouchers are available to collect from newspapers 24 Sept 2018 for a 3 week period. Travel is for the period 24th Sept 2018 ...
by mac.hawk
24 Aug 2018, 19:29
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Morning, noon & night!
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Morning, noon & night!

It seems not all the locals are impressed...............


http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/1658 ... enge-hell/
by mac.hawk
18 Aug 2018, 22:46
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Whernside erosion
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Whernside erosion

Where would you spend £50k on the 3 Peaks route? Well (taking the anti-clockwise route), the steep section off Whernside (the staircase) to the wall at the bottom of the 'staircase' (heading in the direction of Bruntscar) is probably about a 1/4 mile (400 metres) in length (steeply downhill) but cur...
by mac.hawk
11 May 2018, 22:48
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Rail Timetable from 20th May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: Rail Timetable from 20th May 2018

OK, now I've had a look at the new timetable it's apparent that from the Leeds (West Yorkshire) end there's now a timeline of over 12 hours every day of the week (yes, now even on a Sunday!). With a max timeline of (approx) 15 hours Mon-Fri, 14 hours Sat & 12 hours on a Sun. From the Carlisle end th...