How boggy is the bog?

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bonegasser
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Joined: 13 May 2012, 22:41

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Post by bonegasser » 13 May 2012, 22:57

Did my annual 3 peaks on friday (11th May) and had originally intended to avoid the bog altogether but for some inexplicable reason decided to plough straight through it. Ended up over waist deep in porridge having to use the tussock grass to pull myself out. Wet, but a little wiser. Next year I'm going round it !

simonp820
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Joined: 14 May 2012, 09:30

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Post by simonp820 » 14 May 2012, 09:36

Thanks for the bog info - will definitely be going around ;)

The Moth
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Joined: 24 Jun 2014, 14:11

Re: How boggy is the bog?

Post by The Moth » 24 Jun 2014, 21:03

Now the new path is there the bog should no longer be an issue. Yet was there on Sunday 22/6/14 and there were STILL people taking the original route. Even with that section being my last (having started at Ribblehead) it was still so pleasant to walk on with bone dry boots!

mac.hawk
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Re: How boggy is the bog?

Post by mac.hawk » 25 Jun 2014, 20:03

I for one will continue to cross Todber & Black Dubb Moss's should I consider the conditions appropriate for a safe traverse for myself or any party I lead.

Naturally, if conditions are hostile I will utilise either the fairly recently surfaced route across Whitber and Sell Gill Hills or alternatively drop down to Sell Gill Holes and use the rather wonderful section of the Ribble Way to near High Birkwith (aesthetically far more pleasing than the Pennine Way although admittedly quite ladder stile intensive).

12 Aug 2014 update - it's currently very wet over Todber & Black Dubb Moss, it'd be very prudent to avoid 'The Bog' in the immediate future unless you're familiar with the route and such conditions.

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