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by mac.hawk
22 Jan 2017, 20:12
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Philpin Farm Campsite
Replies: 1
Views: 3796

Re: Philpin Farm Campsite

The campsite is currently closed for the winter and due to re-open on 31st March 2017.
by mac.hawk
17 Jan 2017, 19:26
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Jan 2017 News
Replies: 0
Views: 2381

Jan 2017 News

I've recently been in contact with the YDNPA 3 Peaks area Ranger and can report the following ........... The gate atop the step stile just before Brackenbottom Scar (on the anti-clockwise route a couple of miles from the Horton start) that has been in disrepair for the last 18 months or so has fina...
by mac.hawk
02 Jan 2017, 20:01
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 2017 Rail Fares
Replies: 0
Views: 2467

2017 Rail Fares

The good news is that the rail fare increases that were introduced across the country on 1st Jan 2017 have not affected the fares on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and that these remain at their 2016 level - plus don't forget the £15 Day Ranger ticket, DalesRail Day Ranger £9 tickets and the West Yo...
by mac.hawk
02 Jan 2017, 19:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 rail fares on the L-S-C line.
Replies: 0
Views: 2438

2017 rail fares on the L-S-C line.

The good news is that the rail fare increases that were introduced across the country on 1st Jan 2017 have not affected the fares on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and that these remain at their 2016 level - plus don't forget the £15 Day Ranger ticket, DalesRail Day Ranger £9 tickets and the West Yo...
by mac.hawk
10 Dec 2016, 20:24
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: December update of 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 2626

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
Replies: 0
Views: 2432

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
Replies: 0
Views: 2494

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
Replies: 0
Views: 2442

'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'
Replies: 0
Views: 2417

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
Replies: 0
Views: 2199

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...