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by mac.hawk
30 May 2016, 19:13
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?
Replies: 8
Views: 7471

Re: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?

My initial advice is to email me for a copy of 'The Guide' as it contains a plethora of information & advice - it's not just a 'follow the wall on the right, turn left at the next gate etc' type route guide. Then if there's anything that you can think of that I've missed in 'The Guide' ask again in ...
by mac.hawk
13 May 2016, 21:10
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Variation on a theme
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Variation on a theme

Having done both I have to say I personally found the route from Ribblehead harder than the one from Horton. I found it a serious struggle up Whernside - in reflection I think it's because there's no respite flat section once you leave Bruntscar, it's all up, and now that it's even more 'stepped' I ...
by mac.hawk
12 May 2016, 23:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day Ranger Ticket prices reduced - Sept 2016 update: offer available for the forseeable future
Replies: 0
Views: 1769

Day Ranger Ticket prices reduced - Sept 2016 update: offer available for the forseeable future

Northern (Rail) have just announced a reduction in their Leeds/Bradford-Settle-Carlisle day ranger tickets. Effective from Sunday 15th of May 2016 (and expected to run until the engineering works north of Appleby are completed) the ticket is reduced to £15 and railcards do apply (i.e. with a railcar...
by mac.hawk
08 May 2016, 23:10
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Variation on a theme
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Variation on a theme

I've often felt a 'long ridge' challenge from Horton to Ribblehead (or vice-versa) would be a good alternative to 'The Challenge' Horton over Pen-y-Ghent to Plover Hill followed by Park/Simon Fell to Ingleborough summit. Descent of Ingleborough by Fell Lane and across the River Doe by the stepping s...
by mac.hawk
02 Apr 2016, 21:13
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: April 2016 Version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 1920

April 2016 Version of 'The Guide'

The change in the Northern Rail franchise that took place yesterday (01 April 2016) has necessitated changes to the web-links in 'The Guide' to the current rail company website & timetable. There's a continuing note regarding the current disruption to rail services north of Appleby to Horton/Ribbleh...
by mac.hawk
06 Mar 2016, 23:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Landslip on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

Re: Landslip on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line

You can follow the latest repair updates on this dedicated Network Rail web page.

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/carlisle/

Looks like it's going to be a long job................
by mac.hawk
04 Mar 2016, 19:28
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Stay at a Station (or next to one)
Replies: 0
Views: 2000

Stay at a Station (or next to one)

For the hiking railway enthusiast (or indeed the railway hiking enthusiast) there are interesting options to actually stay in self catering accommodation that is or was directly related to the operation of the Settle-Carlisle railway line. Now I'm no trainspotter or railway anorak but I do have to a...
by mac.hawk
01 Mar 2016, 19:09
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: March 2016 version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

March 2016 version of 'The Guide'

The March 2016 version of 'The Guide' is now available. Re-walked the entire route in late February 2016. The main changes are, the addition of the A4 file is (relatively) new, there's a new waypost at Nether Lodge and I've also added a note r.e. the landslide north of Appleby that will affect rail ...
by mac.hawk
27 Feb 2016, 22:57
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Ribblehead to Horton via W & I & 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 1704

Ribblehead to Horton via W & I & 'The Guide'

Walked Ribblehead to Horton today via W & I with the following to report ............... Well nothing much on Whernside, there's a little more flagging on the descent to Bruntscar since my last visit in Oct 2015. The ascent of Ingleborough has nothing new of note. Near the summit plateau of Inglebor...
by mac.hawk
27 Feb 2016, 22:17
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Snow/Ice on the Ingleborough 'staircase'
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Snow/Ice on the Ingleborough 'staircase'

Was up on the mountain today and in the area indicated some people were struggling. It wasn't toooooo bad as the snow and ice wasn't very deep and the 'up' seemed to be (at the moment) much less an issue than the 'down' - some people were trying to slide on their backside down Swine Tail (the snow/i...