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by mac.hawk
29 May 2013, 19:52
Forum: Walking
Topic: Walks to/from Ribblehead
Replies: 0
Views: 3163

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: 18907

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: 4211

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: 7667

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: 18907

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...
by mac.hawk
05 May 2013, 19:25
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Using a compass
Replies: 7
Views: 7667

Re: Using a compass

A compass is only any good if you know how to use it and be able to relate it to a position (or projected position) on a map. Personally, whilst I have a compass I have never used it in 20 years of hiking, have never felt the need to use it and in my opinion it's far more important to be able to rea...
by mac.hawk
28 Apr 2013, 21:54
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 18907

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Just like to point out that the 3 Peaks Fell Race held yesterday (27/04/2013) used the newly surfaced route over Whitber/Sell Gill hills and any 'mush' over 'the bog' has not been caused, enhanced or related to the 2013 race: see http://www.threepeaksrace.org.uk and view the race report. View the ti...
by mac.hawk
07 Apr 2013, 19:18
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 18907

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Weren't you simply blessed with the weather!!

Looks like you all had a great day and raised a nice amount of money too.

Fabulous.
by mac.hawk
05 Apr 2013, 19:36
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 18907

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

It's a very good forecast for this Saturday but there does seem to be residual ice/compacted snow in places. If you have them pack cleats (ice grippers) for your footware and take a walking pole too if you have one - if you don't have them just be a bit extra wary and don't mind the clock. The ascen...
by mac.hawk
30 Mar 2013, 19:05
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Current Walking Conditions?
Replies: 18
Views: 18907

Re: Current Walking Conditions?

Hi Phil see the comment regarding the current conditions I've made in the '3 Peaks 31st March' from Sophie Hardcastle. I got 3 pairs of cleats off Amazon for just over ten quid and they work a treat. Not a single wobble today, I've probably walked around 80 miles in them, usually on a 10-12 miles hi...