Variation on a theme
Posted: 24 Apr 2016, 14:06
Having completed the 3 Peaks three times this year all in the conventional counter-clockwise direction (twice starting at Horton & once from Ribblehead) I thought I would go for an alternative route yesterday by climbing each peak in ascending height order. Setting off from Horton station climbed Penyghent as part of a circular walk before heading clockwise for Ingleborough then continuing on to Whernside via Bruntscar covering 16.5 miles in the process of topping all three peaks. This left me with 10 miles to complete downhill off Whernside then following the conventional route as far as the Whitber Hiil path junction with the Pennine Way path which I took to bring me down at the rear of the Crown for a well earned pint before catching the train back to Leeds. Total mileage covered 26.6 miles in a time of 9hrs 40mins in mostly sunny weather albeit with a pretty strong northerly wind for most of the day. Lots of other walkers out including at least one charity group in each direction, encountered one young man in St George outfit on my way up Ingleborough and ran into him later at Ribblehead still in search of his dragon, it was St Georges day after all!