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by mac.hawk
02 Feb 2016, 20:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Northern Rail Discounts - but be quick!
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Views: 2400

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: 2103

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: 2178

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
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Views: 2347

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: 3274

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: 2258

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: 5673

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!
by mac.hawk
14 Oct 2015, 20:13
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: October 2015 version of 'The Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 2083

October 2015 version of 'The Guide'

The October 2015 version of 'The Guide' is now available. Re-walked the entire route in the last 13 days. The signage on the small vertical stone at Swine Tail (Ingleborough) is still an issue, despite being repeatedly replaced - it continues to be vandalised/removed (who, what or why? ................
by mac.hawk
14 Oct 2015, 19:59
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: Subtle Change
Replies: 2
Views: 3014

Subtle Change

Hadn't noticed this before today but for some reason it was so obvious on today's walk that I thought it worth a mention. On the anti-clockwise route as you descend PyG and take the sharp left along the Pennine Way (at the waymarker post) I noticed that the route heading towards 'The Bog' has been '...
by mac.hawk
01 Oct 2015, 20:31
Forum: 3 Peaks Challenge
Topic: October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 3274

October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improvement

Over Whernside & Ingleborough today (1st October 2015) sees...... The flagging off Whernside still waiting to be done. The snack bar at Philpin is now closed for the winter. The signage on the small pillar at Swine Tail (near Ingleborough summit plateau) still not in situ (or it's been in situ & rem...