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Training climb advice

Posted: 24 Mar 2014, 07:31
by Chickentikka
I'm a first timer to the 3 peaks - with my walk booked for June. I am working on increasing my general fitness at the moment, and have plenty of hilly walks planned to help me. I've booked a surprise break in the Dales for my husbands 40th in May, and I thought I'd use the opportunity (unbeknown to the poor birthday boy) to climb one of the peaks, so I had some insight into the main event and a bit more training.

I wonder if I could get some advice on which peak it would be best to do for this training walk? Is there a particularly tricky one, or one which is more difficult to navigate so it would be an advantage to have walked before? Or for any other reason? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Training climb advice

Posted: 29 Mar 2014, 20:01
by mac.hawk
Assuming you want the route circular I'd recommend you try Ingleborough.

Park up at Ribblehead, route to Winterscales (via Blea Moor Sidings), Ivescar, Bruntscar, Philpin, Southerscales Scars, Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough 'staircase' then summit, Simon Fell, Park Fell and return to Ribblehead (note: the route across Simon Fell/Park Fell are not rights of way and therefore are not shown as such on the OS map, but they are on Access Land and the paths are there).

About 10 miles or so and will give you an idea of the final climb assuming you're taking the challenge on from Horton.

Alternatively, from Ingleborough summit take the 3 Peaks route into Horton and get the train back to Ribblehead (much the same distance).