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by mac.hawk
08 May 2016, 23:10
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Variation on a theme
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

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: 2689

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: 3118

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: 3269

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: 2487

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: 2441

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: 2961

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...
by mac.hawk
25 Feb 2016, 21:32
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Snow/Ice on the Ingleborough 'staircase'
Replies: 2
Views: 2961

Snow/Ice on the Ingleborough 'staircase'

On the route up Ingleborough from Chapel le Dale there is currently (25th Feb 2016) a modest amount of snow and ice on the 'staircase' from the top of Humphrey Bottom to the summit. This is a fairly regular winter event as this side of Ingleborough doesn't get the sun in the winter months and the sn...
by mac.hawk
20 Feb 2016, 21:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Landslip on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line
Replies: 2
Views: 3118

Re: Landslip on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line

Latest Update (as of 20/02/2016) Monday to Friday timetable to 1st April 2016 at http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Mon-Fri-to-1-Apr.pdf Saturday timetable to 25th March 2016 at http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Sats-to-25-Mar.pdf Sundays - see prev...
by mac.hawk
16 Feb 2016, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Landslip on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line
Replies: 2
Views: 3118

Landslip on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line

A major landslip just north of Armathwaite station has resulted in all rail services along the line now starting/ending at Appleby. All the usual advertised times appear to be running between Appleby & Leeds however a bus replacement service operates between Appleby & Carlisle. From a 3 Peaks point ...