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by mac.hawk
18 Jun 2011, 23:20
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How boggy is the bog?
Replies: 23
Views: 17303

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Well I went over last Saturday (11/06/2011) and it was pretty much a doddle, the usual farce over Todber & Black Dub Moss but certainly nothing to fret over. Went across today (18/06/2011) and in ten years+ of walking the area I've never seen it boggier, from leaving Pen-y-ghent Side to the reaching...
by mac.hawk
06 Jun 2011, 21:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fine Dining
Replies: 5
Views: 5567

Re: Fine Dining

There are two fish & chip shops in Settle, along with The Naked Man of course - fine enough for me!!!!!
by mac.hawk
06 Jun 2011, 20:34
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How long does it really take?
Replies: 6
Views: 6960

Re: How long does it really take?

In response to Paul R, the guide is done but it is based on my 2010 trek. THE YDNP have lately been replacing the stiles en-route with gates, along with improvements along the route from Whernside to Bruntscar. I'm in the process of re-walking the entire route to update the guide to included these c...
by mac.hawk
23 May 2011, 22:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Childrens Activities
Replies: 4
Views: 4887

Re: Childrens Activities

You can do a nice very short walk from Horton along the river Ribble taking the west bank downstream from the footbridge at Horton, the first field usually has sheep and chickens roaming freely in it, to the footbridge before Craghill Farm and then return to Horton Bridge and visit the cafe for ice-...
by mac.hawk
20 May 2011, 20:18
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How boggy is the bog?
Replies: 23
Views: 17303

Re: How boggy is the bog?

It's Todber Moss & (in particular) Black Dubb Moss that are the problems where the route can be 100ft+ wide in places. Crossing the stream at Black Bubb Moss is probably the most difficult bit in anything other than the driest of weather. I've posted a route on the Alternative Route Around the Bog t...
by mac.hawk
19 May 2011, 21:13
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How long does it really take?
Replies: 6
Views: 6960

Re: How long does it really take?

As long as you want! The Challenge is to complete it in 12 hours but as Alfred Wainwright so correctly said in his 1970 book 'Walks in Limestone Country' - ' Inevitably, and regretably, it has become the subject of competitive races, both on foot and wheel, and the breaking of records. With these at...
by mac.hawk
19 May 2011, 20:12
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Knowing the right way to go
Replies: 5
Views: 4754

Re: Knowing the right way to go

Starting early is definately best, I wouldn't leave it until the day of departure to buy a map - get the OL2 or Harvey's and study it before you go. There's lots of free guides on the internet. If your going in the summer I'd start at Ribblehead. After Whernside there's a farm cafe at Philpin Farm a...