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by mac.hawk
30 Aug 2012, 23:18
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: First Time 3 Peaks
Replies: 7
Views: 6379

Re: First Time 3 Peaks

charlieslater 1. Totally agree 2. Totally disagree 3.Totally agree As for 2, you don't have to embrace the ROW on the hill, you can wander all over it. In the context of the 3 Peaks walk Whernside, if you start from Horton and do PyG first, it can seem somewhat tedious from leaving PyG summit across...
by mac.hawk
25 Aug 2012, 21:51
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: is it drying up
Replies: 11
Views: 9501

Re: is it drying up

Is it drying up - well, no. Heavy rain today (25.08.2012) has made the bog as wet as ever. The forecast is for more heavy rain on Bank Holiday Monday (27.08.2012). Been across, well no I conjecture that, I didn't actually go across 'the bog', just went to assess it today (from both ends - and that t...
by mac.hawk
15 Aug 2012, 21:16
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: It's here! The REAL way avoiding the bog
Replies: 3
Views: 5519

Re: It's coming! The REAL way avoiding the bog

Latest posting on the YDNPA website regarding the project can be found here http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/presso ... hree-peaks

Aug 2014 update: the above weblink is no longer available
by mac.hawk
14 Aug 2012, 21:42
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: First Time 3 Peaks
Replies: 7
Views: 6379

Re: First Time 3 Peaks

All the advice you could ever need is in the ' Latest Revision of the Guide ' page in the Forum. Simply email the address as indicated in the article. Is it do-able late September? It all depends on your expected walking speed. The back end of September gives an approximate 12 hour time from sunrise...
by mac.hawk
11 Aug 2012, 20:37
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: It's here! The REAL way avoiding the bog
Replies: 3
Views: 5519

Re: It's coming! The REAL way avoiding the bog

I'm told the work has already started and that the top layer of grass etc has been removed and the base layer is now going down (many thanks to Nick S for this information).
by mac.hawk
08 Aug 2012, 20:52
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: is it drying up
Replies: 11
Views: 9501

Re: is it drying up

It's always do-able in 12 hours or less but it all depends on your health, level of fitness, the weather, what your expectations are, your guide (in paper or in person) or ability to read the map, and if you are adequately prepared. On the 25th of August, if you're healthy, have some experience of h...
by mac.hawk
31 Jul 2012, 20:50
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: is it drying up
Replies: 11
Views: 9501

Re: is it drying up

Hi Michelle, you can get maps at just about any local book shop, they may need to order them in for you or at any numbers of outlets if you order online. The Ordnance Survey OL2 map Yorkshire Dales South & West or the Harvey's Superwalker - Yorkshire Dales - The Three Peaks are the maps you need. Yo...
by mac.hawk
28 Jul 2012, 20:02
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: is it drying up
Replies: 11
Views: 9501

Re: is it drying up

I've been across the routes from P Y G summit to High Birkwith today, yup all of the main ones, and the route across Todber & Black Dubb Moss still requires wide detours. The main route is pretty much OK but the Moss's are still incredibly moist - it's not just about the bog, you have to bear in min...
by mac.hawk
10 May 2012, 19:06
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How boggy is the bog?
Replies: 23
Views: 20525

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Yes funkyrabbit , did the ' Alternative ' last Friday and whilst it's currently quite mushy over Whitber Hill and down towards Sell Gill Holes and the Pennine & Ribble Ways it is, in my opinion, currently a better option than traversing the bog - Pennine or Ribble way to Overground? You'll be fine o...
by mac.hawk
08 May 2012, 20:28
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: recording your challenge at the Cafe problem
Replies: 5
Views: 6859

Re: recording your challenge at the Cafe problem

To be honest I wouldn't bother. I've done the challenge a dozen times and have yet to log in/out at the PyG Cafe, I don't really see what the point is. You know of your achievement, your fellow walkers know it so what's the problem? If you feel you really do need certificates try the web page from t...