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by mac.hawk
10 Dec 2016, 20:24
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: December update of 'The Guide'
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December update of 'The Guide'

Updated 'The Guide' today as the Winter rail timetable comes into effect tomorrow (there's a miniscule change) and also to give an update of the rail repairs north of Armathwaite (see the General Discussion board). I intend to re-walk the whole route in January 2017 so an update to the route guide s...
by mac.hawk
10 Dec 2016, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rail timetables
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Views: 1874

New Rail timetables

The winter 2016/2017 timetables come into operation on Sunday 11th December and there's very minimal changes to the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle service. Anyone traveling from the intermediate stations between Carlisle and Appleby should check the new timetable for amendments (visit https://www.northernrai...
by mac.hawk
01 Nov 2016, 20:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter rail discounts along the Leeds/Carlisle/Morecambe routes
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Winter rail discounts along the Leeds/Carlisle/Morecambe routes

The usual winter discounts for Dales Railcard holders has come into force between 30th Oct 2016 and April 1st 2017. Prices kept at 2015 levels with a flat fee of £7 for any day return along the Leeds-Morecambe line. The flat fare for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line is £9 except for journeys between S...
by mac.hawk
07 Oct 2016, 23:36
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 'That' time of year
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Views: 1969

'That' time of year

Well we've got to 'that' time of year when the nights have drawn in and if you do decide to attempt the Challenge between now and March, no matter how fast you think you might be able to complete the Challenge - take a decent torch (or two) with you. The Clapham Cave & Mountain Rescue Organisation (...
by mac.hawk
10 Sep 2016, 21:07
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: September 2016 edition of 'The Guide'
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Views: 2009

September 2016 edition of 'The Guide'

Following my recent re-walk of the whole route the September 2016 edition of 'The Guide' is now available. The main amendment is to reflect the new flagging at Swine Tail on the approach to/descent of Ingleborough summit plateau. 'The Guide' is currently not available as a direct download, it is onl...
by mac.hawk
09 Sep 2016, 22:43
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Over PyG to complete the circle
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Views: 1856

Over PyG to complete the circle

Today's hike took me from Horton Rly Station to Ribblehead Rly station over the 3 Peaks route avoiding 'The Bog' thus completing the 3 Peaks route over the last couple or so weeks. There are a couple of minor improvements along the route that unless you're familiar with it you'll probably not notice...
by mac.hawk
04 Sep 2016, 19:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reduction in Rail prices
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Views: 2203

Reduction in Rail prices

Northern have just announced a 15% reduction in off peak ticket prices for journey's along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and the Leeds-Bentham-Morecambe line. Mon to Friday this means any journey starting after 9.30am and anytime Sat, Sun & Bank holidays. The £15 Day Ranger tickets still apply (see...
by mac.hawk
02 Sep 2016, 19:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Peaks Merchandise
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Views: 2183

3 Peaks Merchandise

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority now have an increasing line of 3 Peaks related merchandise, see the following webpage http://retail.yorkshiredales.org.uk/collections/3-peaks - the clothing line has increased tremendously lately. The Three Peaks merchandise available from the website is e...
by mac.hawk
30 Aug 2016, 19:20
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: More surfacing news!
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Views: 2037

More surfacing news!

Today it was the Whernside leg from Ribblehead which reveals a substantial improvement underfoot on 2 sections of the walk. Firstly the rise up Slack Hill (a little way after passing the aqueduct) up to the stile that takes you NW to Grain Head, which had previously been very badly rutted and very b...
by mac.hawk
25 Aug 2016, 19:46
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: More Flagging!
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Views: 2054

More Flagging!

It's been a while since my hiking feet took me over the 3 Peaks summits but yesterday I did the Chapel le Dale to Horton section over Ingleborough and can report that the section at the immediate end of the 'staircase' to the end of Swine Tail (to where the path veers right to access the summit plat...