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by mac.hawk
28 Jul 2012, 20:02
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: is it drying up
Replies: 11
Views: 10155

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: 21602

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: 7253

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...
by mac.hawk
07 May 2012, 23:43
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How boggy is the bog?
Replies: 23
Views: 21602

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Went across 22nd April and it was truly awful, thought last year I'd never seen it worse but on this occasion it was even worse than that , water and bog from Pen-y-Gent Side to Over Ground with wide detours needed virtually everywhere and sooooo many people going wider and wider.................
by mac.hawk
05 May 2012, 20:56
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: It's here! The REAL way avoiding the bog
Replies: 3
Views: 5848

It's here! The REAL way avoiding the bog

Went across my Alternative Way Avoiding The Bog yesterday and found a planning application nailed to the waymarker post at Tarn Bar for the YDNPA to be given permission for the 'creation of two sections of engineered footpath with one timber footbridge'. You can find details of this at http://www.yo...
by mac.hawk
28 Apr 2012, 20:33
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 Peaks Challenge from Ingleton
Replies: 4
Views: 5068

Re: 3 Peaks Challenge from Ingleton

Yes I'd say it adds about an extra 4-ish miles to the usual route, it would probably take me an extra hour and a half as whilst you don't have the steep up or down of Whernside you do have to allow for fatigue in the extra 4+ miles at the end of 25+ mile hike. It all depends on your usual walking ra...
by mac.hawk
26 Apr 2012, 20:37
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 3 Peaks Challenge from Ingleton
Replies: 4
Views: 5068

Re: 3 Peaks Challenge from Ingleton

A quick route plan on Memory Map using a route that starts at the YDNP car park in Ingleton, takes Oddies Lane to the camp site at Beezley's , turns left then rises Twisleton Scar End to Ewe's Top then simply follows the wall on the left across West Fell to Whernside summit. Thereafter the usual rou...
by mac.hawk
22 Apr 2012, 19:52
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: How boggy is the bog?
Replies: 23
Views: 21602

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Went over today and it is truly awful, not only is the bog getting wider and wider the walkways (I aren't calling them footpaths!) are a mud bath too.
by mac.hawk
19 Apr 2012, 19:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Childrens Activities
Replies: 4
Views: 6265

Re: Childrens Activities

Yet another thought, depending on the age of the kids, Settle has a nice playground adjacent Booth's supermarket and also a swimming pool where the main road crosses the river. The Museum of North Craven Life is situated at The Folly, towards the back of the town.
by mac.hawk
19 Apr 2012, 19:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fine Dining
Replies: 5
Views: 6652

Re: Fine Dining

The Black Horse pub in Giggleswick does rather wonderful (and large portioned) food. Limited menu, not really fine dining, but really good pub grub - and the beers good too.