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by mac.hawk
12 Feb 2016, 23:27
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: A Horton to Ribblehead+ walk today
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A Horton to Ribblehead+ walk today

A walk through Horton village today at 12 noon (Friday 12th Feb 2016) revealed that the PyG cafe was shut, signage on the window indicated that it was open weekends only in January but nothing to indicate when it might be open beyond that. The mobile convenience store 'van', usually at the end of th...
by mac.hawk
12 Feb 2016, 20:57
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today
Replies: 5
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Re: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today

Another re-walk today (12 Feb 2016) see's little change. The wall still in near collapse condition. Apparently the onus is on the land owner to make the repair, I'm told he/she/they have been provided with the necessary hardware (by YDNPA) to replace it with a gate but it's an as/if/when they get th...
by mac.hawk
03 Feb 2016, 22:45
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Anti-Clockwise from Chapel le Dale now in 'The Guide' system
Replies: 0
Views: 2015

Anti-Clockwise from Chapel le Dale now in 'The Guide' system

''The Guide'' is now available in 4 versions (as detailed below) and is supported by the 3 supplementary data files. A1 & A2 only will be emailed unless you specifically ask for any of the additional files. A1: OS Grid reference points for the anti-clockwise guides from Horton, Ribblehead & (newly a...
by mac.hawk
02 Feb 2016, 20:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Northern Rail Discounts - but be quick!
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Views: 1907

Current Northern Rail Discounts - but be quick!

Northern Rail currently have a discount offer in conjunction With Johnston Press. Johnston Press produce many of the northern regional newspapers (Yorkshire Evening Post, Morpeth Herald, Burnley Express, Worksop Guardian etc etc). For details visit the following web-link http://www.northernrail.org/...
by mac.hawk
20 Jan 2016, 22:56
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: The Major Charity Challenge Dates 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

The Major Charity Challenge Dates 2016

The following are current dates for some of the bigger 'organised' challenge attempts - the list is not exhaustive. April 30th: The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race June 4th: The Christie Foundation June 18th: Heart Research UK July 2nd: Marie Curie July 9th: British Heart Foundation July 16th: Alzheimer's So...
by mac.hawk
01 Jan 2016, 00:22
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: January 2016 Version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 1851

January 2016 Version of 'The Guide'

A January 2016 version of 'The Guide' is now available (see Forum entry 'October 2015 version of The Guide' for specific details) . It contains absolutely no amendments to the October version other than the slightest of 'tweaks' to the rail times due to the Winter rail timetable coming into effect a...
by mac.hawk
12 Dec 2015, 20:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New franchise owner for Northern Rail
Replies: 0
Views: 1884

New franchise owner for Northern Rail

The rail service is used by many, many walkers to access the 3 Peaks area and even some 3 Peakers (like myself) utilise the service so on the face of it the following looks to be very good news. The government has just announced that Serco & Abellio have lost the franchise to run Northern Rail to Ar...
by mac.hawk
18 Nov 2015, 23:28
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Re: October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improveme

Nowadays I'm generally resigned to accept that the flagging is probably a necessity along the most badly eroded sections, but it's the ensuing stepping that is a result of such that gets me nowadays. 15 years ago when I first completed 'The Challenge' so much was up/down hill and not stepped, the en...
by mac.hawk
21 Oct 2015, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Northern Rail Winter 2015/2016Offers
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Northern Rail Winter 2015/2016Offers

The Northern Rail Winter 2015/2016 offers will come into place shortly (1st Nov 2015 to 19 March 2016). For Dales Railcard holders this will be a flat fare day return of £9 to/from anywhere on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and £7 on the Leeds-Morecambe line. There are restrictions on December weeke...
by mac.hawk
15 Oct 2015, 22:24
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today
Replies: 5
Views: 4601

Re: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today

The wall and gate were still in the same state of disrepair on my visit yesterday (14/10/2015). Not sure they'll last a 3 Peaks winter unless they get attention sooner rather than later!