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How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 12:47
by RoseRover
Hi there

I'm hoping to do the 3 peaks on Sunday with my 9 yr old daughter. I remember the boggy section from last year and was wondering if anyone has been recently and what the conditions are like given how wet is has been recently?

Thanks

Rose

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 11:05
by three peaks
Black dub moss, after you have come off Pen-y-ghent. If you came last year I imagine you have already seen it bad and probably worse than it is at the moment, as there was a lot of rain last year (depending on the timing of your visit). I was on Whernside at the weekend, and met an unfortunate three peaker who had fallen in upto the waist losing his mobile phone in the process. He was having a fairly miserable time completing the walk.
Did you have a bad time of it on your last trip?

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Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 11:48
by RoseRover
I didn't have too bad a time of it last year - I managed to pick my way through it. I do know others who were less fortunate and had trouble crossing the stream/raging torrent though.

I'll just have to hope for not too much rain between now and Sunday. It's been torrential here in Lancashire this morning though.

Rose

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 25 Aug 2010, 21:30
by willow86
We walked the 3 peaks last sunday and yes the bo is very boggy. We did however pick a slightly alternative route which the guy in the post office marked on the map for us. As we came down pen y ghent and came to a sign post for Horton in Ribblesdale we turned right and picked our way through the heather- you could see where previous walkers had been. I suggest speaking to the man in the post office to discuss the route.

Good luck

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 27 Aug 2010, 12:43
by RoseRover
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, the post office won't be open at 6am when I set off and we're going stright from home in Lancashire.

We've had a drier week than down south so hopefully the stream/raging torrent will be OK too.

Rose

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 01 Sep 2010, 13:41
by RoseRover
Pleased to report that we survived the bog but we did end up walking an extra mile as we picked our way through it! We did see plenty of others who were less careful sink.....

How my 9 year old daughter could still run to meet her Dad and jog back to the carpark at the end of the walk is beyond me but at least I survived the gale force winds and driving rain :-)

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 20 Oct 2010, 13:41
by splinter
My wife and i completed the walk on friday 15/10/10 we lost a considerable amount of time trying to cross the bog,their was a young couple striding ahead of us,but when we reached the bog he was stripping off to change clothes as he had gone in up to his waist, its quite tricky trying to pick your way through,just when you think thats it you come to another section of bog,its also very decieving ,you think the ground is sound enough to take your weight but how wrong you can be.To be fare we didnt exactly pick the wright time of year to do it,its probably not to bad in the summer time,just take extra care !

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 21:46
by Darren Lockwood
Presumeably talking about the area between pen y ghent and ribblehead ? am looking to do the walk 14th may 2011 any ideas what it will be like at that time of year ? thanks

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 22:03
by splinter
It all depends on what the weather has been like prior to your walk,Problem with weather in U.K. these days as you see on news reports you never know what your going to get.I would advise you to carry at least one pair of spare socks each and take care.Most of all enjoy! It is a very rewarding experience.

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Posted: 24 Feb 2011, 22:08
by splinter
Sorry forgot to confirm that is the area of bog you mentioned penny ghent to ribblehead.