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Malham Cove and Gordale Scar

We could not leave the dales with out doing another walk, so Sunday it was going to be Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.

IMG_8559A good fall of snow overnight bought the snow line right down into the village and it had turned much colder.

The drive up to the car park was the scariest drive we have ever done at one point we lost grip and thought we would go no further but after an hours driving we finally made it.

Our walk took us past Janets Moss waterfall which was looking good after all this rain

It was another slippery walk across the spectacular lime stone pavement at malham Cove and  the scramble up Gordale Scar was amazing

photos can be seen here  Malham Cove and Gordale Scar

All too soon it was time to be heading home but what a fantastic walking weekend made more special by the snow and of course the brilliant company 🙂


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 🙂


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 !


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


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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Yorkshire 3 peaks walk

This was a totally unplanned weekend away.

It came about after meeting this mad lady called “Jayne” who walks 100 mile challenge walks with the LDWA.

3 bedsShe asked us if we would like to join her and a few friends to walk the Yorkshire 3 peaks, of course we could not turn down such an invitation.

They were going to stay in a bunk house which luckily had no room for us 🙂 so we booked a nice B&B in Horton in Ribblesdale.

Then due to illness her friends had to call off the trip which was very disappointing for Jayne.

We invited her to join us at the B&B,sadly they were fully booked but then they agreed to put an extra bed in our room.

So on friday evening we found ourselves in Horton in Ribblesdale, with views of a very snowy looking Pen-Y-ghent, sharing a room with a strange Lady and wondering what we had let ourselves in for 🙂

Proud !

Proud to show off my 3 peaks badge

To be able to get the badge you have to walk the 3 peaks in 12 hours

We managed all 3 peaks in 10 hours 45 mins and in wintery conditions too

A totally amazing day 🙂

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