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by mac.hawk
20 Jul 2013, 21:02
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Buses and trains
Replies: 1
Views: 2519

Re: Buses and trains

These are detailed in 'The Guide' but basically you can forget about the bus. The relevant rail stations (Horton in Ribblesdale or Ribblehead) are on the Leeds to Carlisle line run by Northern.The train timetable is available here http://www.northernrail.org/travel/timetables/848700 and choose the L...
by mac.hawk
10 Jul 2013, 20:15
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: The 3 Peaks Challenge in hot weather
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

Re: The 3 Peaks Challenge in hot weather

The NHS Choices website has sections with a load of advice on Heatstroke/Heat Exhaustion http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Heat-exhaustion-and-heatstroke/Pages/Introduction.aspx Dehydration http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Dehydration/Pages/Introduction.aspx and Sunburn http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sunburn/p...
by mac.hawk
28 Jun 2013, 22:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog Walking
Replies: 1
Views: 2679

Re: Dog Walking

by mac.hawk
25 Jun 2013, 16:09
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Any tips for 4 Beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 5344

Re: Any tips for 4 Beginners?

I think Kelly-Adams has got her 3 Peaks mixed up, this sounds like the hurtle down the motorway doing Ben Nevis, Scafell & Snowdon job to me.
by mac.hawk
31 May 2013, 19:47
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Best route up Pen-Y-Ghent
Replies: 1
Views: 3304

Re: Best route up Pen-Y-Ghent

It's not 'better' either way. The challenge is to summit all three peaks and return to your starting point, how you choose to accomplish this is entirely a matter of personal choice. However the practicalities are that in ascending PyG via the nose........... 1. If you have a problem with heights, t...
by mac.hawk
29 May 2013, 19:52
Forum: Walking
Topic: Walks to/from Ribblehead
Replies: 0
Views: 2352

Walks to/from Ribblehead

On my travels across the WWW I came across this rather nice web page http://www.aucu61.dsl.pipex.com/ribblehead.htm that details a number of suggestions for walks to/from Ribblehead railway station. The actual route guides are not greatly detailed but if you can read the OS or Harvey's map's well en...
by mac.hawk
25 May 2013, 21:17
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 15782

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Walked the Ribblehead to Horton section today (Sat 25th May) and it's currently about as perfect as you could expect. Still a few muddy bits down Sulber Nick but the adjacent areas are dry and no detours are necessary - was told by a number of 3 Peakers that the route avoiding the bog is currently f...
by mac.hawk
21 May 2013, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bananas!
Replies: 2
Views: 3383

Re: Bananas!

mjp823 it's beyond me too!!! You've got to make some sort of effort to get up PyG and you'd think people of that pursuasion would be more environmentally aware and would take their rubbish with them! As an aside, I did once see a sheep on PyG summit, some years ago, eat a discarded banana - skin and...
by mac.hawk
06 May 2013, 23:08
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Using a compass
Replies: 7
Views: 6135

Re: Using a compass

The exits are roughly within less than 100 yards of each other and I'd (obviously) agree with Robmed56 (and I do cover this in 'The Guide'). However, advice, whether you want to take it or not, as follows ..... As you summit the Ingleborough plateau and head for the trig point/+windbreak shelter eve...
by mac.hawk
06 May 2013, 21:07
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 15782

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Unfortunately the posting on 28/04/2013 did not indicate the newly surfaced route over Whitber & Sell Gill hills was taken & hence my comments as I (admittedly wrongly) presumed these referred to 'The Bog', the comments still stand as accurate though. The link to the external website is provided for...