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October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improvement

Posted: 01 Oct 2015, 20:31
by mac.hawk
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 & removed - as on previous occasions).

There was footpath maintenance being undertaken on the path at the north end of The Allotment (pic below)
Footpath maintenance off Ingleborough
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and as you approach the derelict Shooting Hut the flagging has been set, uphill of the boardwalk (pic below)
Uphill of the boardwalk
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and on the immediate approach to the Shooting Hut (pic below).
Approach to the Shooting Hut
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I've added a comment to all versions of 'The Guide' as this section was previously particularly bad underfoot so we're now into an October 2015 version of all versions of 'The Guide'.

Hope to cover the Horton to Ribblehead route over PyG some time next week to give a full update of the route.

See previous entries on how to get a (free) copy of 'The Guide' (basically email a request to me at

Re: October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improveme

Posted: 02 Oct 2015, 13:40
by The Moth
Step in the right direction for me - flags aren't everyone's favourite thing but they make progress much easier and if time is against you they make for faster progress as well.

Re: October 2015 version of 'The Guide' & footpath improveme

Posted: 18 Nov 2015, 23:28
by mac.hawk
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 ensuing flagging has made it a somewhat different 'challenge' nowadays and something my older knees find much harder to tolerate.