80 mile chalenge

Posted by: andy crawford

80 mile chalenge - 13/12/04 10:37 PM

I have been chalenged by some so called friends to do an 80 mile section of the pennine way in may next year with my dog, carrying all my gear.Can any tell me of a good stretch of the walk to do?
Posted by: tonyk

Re: 80 mile chalenge - 14/12/04 09:44 AM

Try Gargrave to Dufton.Its a little over 80 miles(nearer 90)but it will take in the most scenic sections of the route and you do hit a couple of towns so food and supplies aren't a problem.

What breed of dog are you taking on the walk?
Posted by: andy crawford

Re: 80 mile chalenge - 14/12/04 05:41 PM

thanks Tonyk i will take your advice i have got a springer spanell. What time of the year is best to do it in, plus are there lots of camp sites i want to do it in about 5 days.
Posted by: andy crawford

Re: 80 mile chalenge - 14/12/04 06:16 PM

tonyk make that 7 days ive just read the route planner, just another question if you don't mind how many maps will i need.
Posted by: tonyk

Re: 80 mile chalenge - 14/12/04 08:53 PM

I would suggest purchasing the guide books instead of maps.The guide books have ordance survey strip maps inside so you will be okay if you don't stray too far from the route.On the Gargrave to Dufton section route fionding is quite easy and the only place you really need maps are Cross Fell and the first section to Standedge.If you get mist on these sections it can be very difficult.

I would say early June is a good time.Its not yet the tourist season and you have long hours of daylight.

Campsites at Gargrave,Malham,Horton,Hawes,Muker(slightly off route)Keld,Tanhill,Bowes,Middleton,Widdybank Farm(upper Teesdale)and Dufton.

Springers a good choice of dog.The reason I asked was due to seeing people attempt the Pennine Way with Rottweilers!
Posted by: andy crawford

Re: 80 mile chalenge - 15/12/04 09:28 PM

thanks mate, i not sure my dog will think he is a good choise by the time we have finished.