Yorkshire 3 peaks

After having a good nights sleep we woke early ready to meet our other walking companion of the day, a fireman who also walks these 100 mile challenge walks.

We clocked out of the Pen-y-ghent cafe at 7.15 am eager to be on our way.

7.15 am and ready to go

It didn’t take long to reach the snow line and it was a fairly steep but short walk to the top of Pen-y-ghent.

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Then we took the new path down the Pennine way , which avoids the bog across the moor and a very nice path it was too 🙂

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After some muddy paths and road walking the viaduct came into view and we knew the tea van was just round the corner .

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This is where we met other walkers and the lady that sold us the tea said there was a foot of snow on the top of whernside. It was a long slow climb to the top in poor visibility and very slippery conditions totally amazing to see people walking in just normal trainers, they had trouble standing upright at times.

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Going down was much harder than the walk up !

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A great view of the Viaduct from the other side and then a great feeling to know the end was in sight.

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The climb up Ingleborough was the hardest it was steep and very slippery but well worth the effort

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and  just as we reached the summit the fog cleared and we had a great view of the circuit we had walked.

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It was then down hill all the way home and we clocked back into the cafe at 6pm, making it a 10 hour 45 min walk which meant we qualified for the 3 peaks badge 🙂

IMG_8543 (1)A totally fantastic walking day , one never to be forgotten but let me tell you these walkers from the LDWA can sure walk fast 🙂

Another amazing thing is that in the summer people run this 3 peaks walk in around 2.5 hours and that is hard to imagine !!

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