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Support Team Advice

Posted: 09 Jun 2014, 22:30
by Chickentikka
I was supposed to be doing the walk, next week, on the 17th, however I have just been diagnosed with a hernia and told I'm not allowed to do it (not a happy bunny! :( )
My 3 friends are still going ahead, so I've said I'll still go and be their 'support crew' so they don't have to carry so much water etc and so that I can check up on them as they go!
I'm trying to work out some good places to wait for them - maybe somewhere every 2-3 hours if possible. Can anyone give any me any advice as to some good checkpoint places (where I can park not too far away)
I have a copy of 'the guide' if it would help to point out the 'numbers' which are good for this? Thanks for the help.

Re: Support Team Advice

Posted: 09 Jun 2014, 23:22
by mac.hawk
From 'The Guide' from Horton taking the 'traditional' route you're looking at ..............

As it's mid-week I'd suggest 09 & 14

09. Gauber/Blea Moor road junction just before the Ribblehead viaduct - natural watering/feeding point, free parking.

14. Low Sleights Road near the Old Hill Inn - limited parking at the bridleway entrance NE of the Old Hill Inn or the pub itself (doesn't have the biggest car park) but buy a drink and use their car park if necessary.

If you'd been going on a weekend you might have found the parking at/near the Old Hill Inn limited at best and quite possibly nil, of course you could walk from Ribblehead to the Philpin Lane/Low Sleights Road junction - it's about 1.75 miles each way using the road.

Re: Support Team Advice

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 20:28
by Chickentikka
Thanks mac.hawk, i'll give those locations a go.