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by mac.hawk
15 Sep 2015, 20:01
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Re: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today

The 3 Peaks Ranger emailed me yesterday (14.09.2015) to advise me that the stile with gate atop will shortly be replaced by a 'pedestrian gate'.
by mac.hawk
09 Sep 2015, 20:32
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Nights drawing in
Replies: 0
Views: 1841

Nights drawing in

3 incidents in the last week where the Mountain Rescue team have been called out to help hikers struggling in the failing light - one as early as 19.09. As a precaution please pack a torch of some sort if you're going to be out around/after sunset. See http://www.thetimeandplace.info/uk#.VfCF15dZGdU...
by mac.hawk
23 Aug 2015, 22:24
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Walking the Yorkshire 3 peaks question
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Re: Walking the Yorkshire 3 peaks question

It's an 'after the event' comment I'm afraid. Found an old post at http://www.3peakswalks.co.uk/walks/yorkshire/cafe.pdf that shows the 'rescue service' was/is 'apparently' currently not available. Personally I've never used - or felt the need to use - the cafe's 'clocking in/out' service. but for a...
by mac.hawk
27 Jul 2015, 20:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ribblehead Railway Station approach track
Replies: 0
Views: 1770

Ribblehead Railway Station approach track

For those that are interested in such things, the Ribblehead Railway Station approach track (i.e. the track from the Station Inn to the railway station itself) has been resurfaced and no longer looks like the face of the Moon (craters all over the place).
by mac.hawk
27 Jul 2015, 19:31
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Latest news 24.07.2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Re: Latest news 24.07.2015

Yes. yes ................ but I'm not sure how many more steps these old knees can take in a day!! And below is part of a reply I've had from the 3 Peaks Park Ranger.............. 'Flagging – (in an) ideal world we would have a nice grassy path, the sun would shine on it to dry it out, people would ...
by mac.hawk
24 Jul 2015, 22:20
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Late July 2015 version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 1955

Late July 2015 version of 'The Guide'

The late July 2015 version of 'The Guide' is now available. Re-walked the entire route in the last three week period (Ribblehead to Horton over W & I today - 24.07.2015) with a minor amendment to the early July version - the signage on the small vertical stone at Swine Tail (Ingleborough) has been v...
by mac.hawk
24 Jul 2015, 21:16
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Latest news 24.07.2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Latest news 24.07.2015

Walked the Ribblehead to Horton section (over W & I) today, 24th July 2015 and can report the following........... There's going to be more flagging of the Whernside path as you descend towards Bruntscar. There's going to be flagged sections as you descend Ingleborough towards the old derelict Shoot...
by mac.hawk
15 Jul 2015, 22:26
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Hi-Vis Paint on Pen y Ghent
Replies: 7
Views: 4122

Re: Hi-Vis Paint on Pen y Ghent

Well, I'd probably agree with you (and as 'The Moth' says, 'it's hardly unclear up there') but I suppose one man's graffiti is another man's waymarker.

Mind you, I've never heard of anyone 'getting lost' on the ascent/descent of Pen y ghent!
by mac.hawk
03 Jul 2015, 22:27
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Litter
Replies: 5
Views: 5803

Re: Litter

First Friday in July 2015 and the PyG summit was looking pretty good (and litter free) in some wonderful sunshine.
by mac.hawk
03 Jul 2015, 20:10
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Horton-Pen y Ghent-Ribblehead hike today

Did an extended higgledy-piggledy hike form Horton Railway Station to Ribblehead Station with one or two things to note (click on the photo's to see them full frame). 1. On the ascent of PyG from Brackenbottom the second gate (the small one atop the stone step stile) is hanging on by a single hinge ...