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by mac.hawk
31 Mar 2014, 20:46
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How to find an available guide for 3 peaks walk
Replies: 17
Views: 7929

Re: How to find an available guide for 3 peaks walk

I think September on a Saturday/Sunday from Ribblehead will suite you fine as the watering stops will still be open.

If you went mid-week it would indeed be quiet but you'd not have the snack bar at Philpin open to top up your fluid.
by mac.hawk
29 Mar 2014, 20:01
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Training climb advice
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Re: Training climb advice

Assuming you want the route circular I'd recommend you try Ingleborough. Park up at Ribblehead, route to Winterscales (via Blea Moor Sidings), Ivescar, Bruntscar, Philpin, Southerscales Scars, Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough 'staircase' then summit, Simon Fell, Park Fell and return to Ribblehead (note...
by mac.hawk
29 Mar 2014, 19:34
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How to find an available guide for 3 peaks walk
Replies: 17
Views: 7929

Re: How to find an available guide for 3 peaks walk

Not really sure why you'd want a guide if you're already familiar with the area. A guide can cost anything from £30 to £100 per person depending on the size of the group (usually to a maximum of 12 participants). It would appear your concerns are to avoid the crowds and the supply of fluids en-route...
by mac.hawk
29 Mar 2014, 17:55
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Crossing The Bog
Replies: 3
Views: 4422

Re: Crossing The Bog

Yes & Yes.

All adequately waymarked.
by mac.hawk
28 Jan 2014, 20:35
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 2014 - 3 Peaks Events
Replies: 1
Views: 2907

2014 - 3 Peaks Events

The annual 3 Peaks Race takes place on 26th April 2014. The Oxfam Trailtrekker challenge passes through Horton on 31st May so expect the village to be busy. It looks like the route uses the Pennine Way off Fountains Fell to descend into Horton then continues to Cam Fell. Unlikely to affect Horton an...
by mac.hawk
18 Jan 2014, 19:45
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: First time walker of the 3 peaks.
Replies: 3
Views: 4121

Re: First time walker of the 3 peaks.

The following is a section directly lifted from the (current) January 2014 version of 'The Guide' . The challenge is eminently do-able within the 12 hour timescale by most people that are healthy, rather than ‘fit’, and are adequately equipped with the appropriate clothing, equipment, food, fluid, m...
by mac.hawk
11 Jan 2014, 22:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split timings
Replies: 2
Views: 5236

Re: Split timings

Split timings appear in 'The Guide' and are based on a 12 hour timescale (either way from Horton & anti-clockwise from Ribblehead), there's also a 10 hour data sheet guide available for the anti-clockwise route (from Horton or Ribblehead), look in the 3 Peaks Challenge section of this forum for the ...
by mac.hawk
08 Jan 2014, 22:36
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Crossing The Bog
Replies: 3
Views: 4422

Crossing The Bog

Found a rather nice video on Youtube of a group that crossed 'The Bog' in 2010 that will give you an idea of the conditions, starts at about 3.45 mins. It has to be said that they crossed it in good weather and 'The Bog' was reasonably benign - it can be very much wetter/boggier - but it will give y...
by mac.hawk
26 Oct 2013, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bananas!
Replies: 2
Views: 4231

Re: Bananas!

I've posted a comment in the 3 Peaks Challenge section of the Forum r.e. litter (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=185) which has particular reference to banana skins being left on the summits and their biodegradable ability.
by mac.hawk
07 Oct 2013, 19:56
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Litter
Replies: 5
Views: 7488

Litter

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has a policy of not providing litter bins and encourages visitors to take their litter home with them, this includes items that people might think are quickly biodegradable such as banana skins, apple cores, orange peel etc. However, these items take much ...