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by mac.hawk
23 Jul 2016, 21:40
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: 'Traffic'
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

'Traffic'

Was at Ribblehead today (non-hiking day) between 11a.m & 12 noon and the 3 Peaks Challenge 'traffic' coming from Horton was phenomenal - serious nose to tail stuff. I, and various others, have said it before but just to reiterate that if you're attempting the 'traditional' route from Horton on any g...
by mac.hawk
16 Jun 2016, 23:08
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: May 2016 edition of 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 2255

May 2016 edition of 'The Guide'

The May 2016 edition of 'The Guide' simply reflects the changes to the summer rail timetable on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and the disruption from the Carlisle end of the rail line north of Appleby due to ongoing engineering works. There are no changes to the route guide. 'The Guide' is currentl...
by mac.hawk
30 May 2016, 19:13
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP/ ADVISE?
Replies: 8
Views: 9352

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: 2890

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: 2371

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: 2890

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: 2380

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: 2644

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: 2761

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: 2215

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 ...