Three Peaks in three weeks

Over the last three weeks we have walked to the top of the three highest peaks in Yorkshire.

The first peak we walked was pen y ghent on a cloudy day. 00058The top of the peak was clear at the start but once we got closer the cloud came in, which was nice and at the same time the three peaks cyclo-cross event was taking place. It seemed that a lot of the riders were pushing the bike to the top and riding down, but a lot were walking down as well. Would have been easier with a mountain bike in my view.

The following weekend it was the turn of Whernside, which is the highest peak. On arrival it appeared that something was going on as a lot people were around. It was those trainspotter types as the newest train to hit the british rail network was coming across, yes it was the A1 Steam.00018 The UK is still pushing the steam train vibe. It was a nice day and we took the hard route up as everyone else was coming down. But it was worth it for the great views from the top and the nice but long walk down.

Now for the final peak, which was Ingleborough. We walked this last year, as the pictures show but we had to complete the three peaks to close this chapter off. It has one of the steepest section that does require some scrambling up and seems tougher coming down. dscf1397 It was also very windy on top, so it was a quick visit to the trig point and down to get out of the wind.

All three took around 3 to 4.5 hours doing a loop walk, so get your OS map and walk it.

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