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#1266 - 15/08/06 08:22 AM Watch Out!
Kate's Dad Offline
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Registered: 23/06/05
Posts: 274
Loc: Derbyshire
Having just completed the Pennine Way I thought it might be useful to start a thread that highlights diversions, changes to established routes or clarifications. If it doesn't catch on, no harm done.

1 - Bleaklow Hill. At the summit cairn the map and guide books indicate the path going NE to a cairn and then just W of N to a stream. We found no path and only a very small pile of stones. However, just North of the summit cairn - 10 metres - is a rock with a very visable PW and an arrow scratched on and a clear path straight to the stream.

2 - As you climb out of Hebden Bridge/Carlestown you will come to a very old graveyard/chapel. Turn right to the corner and a confusing sign says - trust me here- Wainwrights route go left, official route go right. We went right with out any problems.

3 - Gregs Hut is basic. The two mountain refuge huts in the cheviots are superb with directions to water. We know of people who stayed in them overnight.

4 - The path over to the fence south of Wain Rigg is very indistinct, but just make your own way over to the fence to meet clear path and go north.

5 - I think this has probably been mentioned elsewhere but there is definitely a big, substantial bridge over Maize Beck.

6 - Public toilets just past Aesica fort on Hadrians wall have outside drinking water tap.

7 - The path goes in to the edge of the forest north of Padon Hill, east of Gibshiels. This bit is steep, stinky, boggy,fly infested and needs you to duck undr numerous trees.

8 - Toilets and picnic benches at Blakehopeburnhaugh.

9 - There is a diversion in place west of Wessenden Res. The path that goes up the south of the stream and back down the north has a sign saying closed due to subsidence. However plenty of evidence of walkers and mountain bikers ignoring this sign. Alternative route would seem to be past Wessenden Lodge.

#1267 - 15/08/06 08:30 AM Re: Watch Out!
Kate's Dad Offline
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Registered: 23/06/05
Posts: 274
Loc: Derbyshire
Oops! Sorry, wrong area. However, it might be an idea to start one for the C2C,

#1268 - 16/08/06 06:53 PM Re: Watch Out!
LoneWalker Offline

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 183
Loc: Cheshire, UK
LOL [img][/img]

Along with SarahG's, that's the second misplaced thread from Pennine Way'ers in the last couple of days - its a wonder any of you manage to finish it [img][/img]

Just kidding - honest!


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