Tag Archives: Yorkshire

#194 – The Pennine Way in winter – twice as much fun for Javed

On 16 January 2016, the fifth Montane Spine Race ended at Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Of the 68 racers who had started only 24 reached the finish, adding to the myths surrounding ‘Britain’s most brutal race’.    One of the … Continue reading

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#177 – Y3P – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

In July 1887, two teachers from Giggleswick School near Settle decided to have a stroll over Ingleborough (724 metres/2375ft). When they got there, Whernside (728 metres/2388ft) must have looked inviting in the distance, so they carried on. At Whernside they … Continue reading

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#149 – No pain, no gain – The Spine Race 2014

Fifty years ago, the UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson said, “a week is a long time in politics”.  In The Spine Race, a week feels like a lifetime.  For the uninitiated, ‘The Spine’ is “Britain’s most brutal race. The longest, … Continue reading

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#133 – Rising to the challenge – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge walk

 As challenge walks go, the circuit of the Yorkshire Three Peaks is challenging!  As the name suggests there are three peaks on the route – Pen y Ghent (691 metres), Whernside (728 metres) and Ingleborough 723 metres).  Not big hills … Continue reading

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#118 – West Yorkshire wanderings

 My recent posts have had a bit of a history bias, which is no bad thing – a day in the hills sometimes comes alive when there’s a tale to be told.  Living in North Wales means that there is … Continue reading

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#78 – Witches, hitches and follies

The Aire Gap has been an important travel route over the Pennines since Neolithic times, with the Aire and Ribble Valleys allowing a sheltered crossing of the Pennine Hills that doesn’t rise higher than 170 metres – the nearest crossing … Continue reading

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#63 – Rishworth Moor from Ryburn

After the ‘buzz’ and drama of “The Spine” it was time to head back to business as usual. This walk could have been a big mistake.  A look at the map for Rishworth Moor shows several ‘drains’ that feed the … Continue reading

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