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#4951 - 03/12/04 10:40 PM Accomodation For Second Night
Andy Walker Offline
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Registered: 30/11/04
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I am planning to walk the Pennine Way next year Staying in B+Bs. Want to walk from Edale to Hebden Bridge in two days. I cannnot find anywhere roughly half way between Edale and Hebden Bridge to stay the second night. The old house Crowden seams not quite far enough. Standedge too far, also now globe farm has closed down im not sure how easy it will be to find anything there anyhow. Any advice would be apreciated.

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#4952 - 04/12/04 12:53 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Dropping down to Marsden is your best bet.Its quite a hard walk from Edale to Marsden so allow about 12 hours.

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#4953 - 04/12/04 02:43 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Hi Tony, did you get your email address sorted? Have tried both but just comes back or fails... (?)
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#4954 - 04/12/04 05:26 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Hi Mick,

emails are okay on the address I use on the forum.They must be getting through as I have recieved the usual spam!

Perhaps admin can activate the PM service?

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#4955 - 04/12/04 05:38 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Tony, what is the PM service..? I might be able to do my own web page but I'm still a bit of a thickie on some things... (well most things really)! Have you got an automatic spam bouncing facility... I might not be getting through... Got to go to tesco but I'll give it another go 1st...
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#4956 - 04/12/04 05:46 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Sent that one mkd high priority... got to go...
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#4957 - 04/12/04 06:18 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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You could walk as far as the A635 Wessenden Head and then get a lift, taxi or walk to Holmfirth 3.5 miles. There are B&Bs listed there. Getting a lift should be ok as a lot of people stop at the burger van on the roadside.

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#4958 - 04/12/04 08:23 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Hi Romur,
Has someone taken over from Snoopy's in the Saddleworth layby? Having stood for years there he retired. Another van stood about a mile nearer to Holmfirth, but not at the PW crossing. It must be 2yrs since I was last there though. A good few yrs back, we stopped off there enroute to Blackpool hoping to find the snack van, but he wasn't there. We had people coming up asking for bacon sandwiches as our old motor caravan then looked more like a snack van!
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#4959 - 06/12/04 04:17 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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PM service = private message/private mail.
organised by the Admin.
cheers...........BILLYBOY.

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#4960 - 06/12/04 06:08 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Quote:
Originally posted by lightweightmick:

Has someone taken over from Snoopy's in the Saddleworth layby?


There was a van at the PW crossing at the end of July this year, very welcome on a rotten day but unfortunately no shelter.

[This message has been edited by Romur (edited 06 December 2004).]

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#4961 - 06/12/04 10:21 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
Andy Walker Offline
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Registered: 30/11/04
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Thanks for the pointers.

Looks like I have 2 options.

1) Walk from edale to somewhere like Marsden. Making a long first day. Then a shorter second day.

2) Walk from edale to crowden and have a shorter first day but longer second.

Originally I dismissed option 2 thinking I need to make more progress on day 1. However I remember it as being quite tough anyhow. Does anyone think it makes sense to do it this way?

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#4962 - 07/12/04 12:48 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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I dont know what your time schedule is overall but found it easier to make up distance later in the walk rather than earlier on. For instance, I walked from Hardraw to Baldersdale YH in one day and it is probably the majority of people who walk from Byrness to Kirk Yetholm in one day.

Edale to Crowden is roughish terrain and probably enough for most people on day 1. For me, if I do a really long distance one day, I am probably knackered for the next and the distance I cover is limited, so overall I am probably not doing much more mileage than if I had walked two moderate days.

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#4963 - 07/12/04 04:10 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Most times I have stopped at Crowden on the first day but once I carried on to Globe Farm.The next day I reached Hebden.Previously when stopping at Crowden on the first day I got no further than Whitehouse on the second day.

It took about 12 hours to do the 26 miles from Edale to Globe Farm but my legs weren't too bad the next day and the terrain is far easier from Standedge.Walk from Whitehouse to Heden is a stroll and the last two miles are downhill.Walking from Crowden to Hebden wouldn't leave much in reserve for day three which is quite tough.

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#4964 - 07/12/04 04:38 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
Tom de Sherwood Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Sorry to tell you, but Globe Farm stopped doing B/B as from August this year

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#4965 - 08/12/04 09:03 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Registered: 08/12/04
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As Globe Farm has now shut,Suggest you try Forest Farm Guest House.Approx 0.75m off Pennine Way about 0.75m before Standedge.
You will then be close enough to hit the high spots of Marsden in the evening!
Snoopys van is open 7 days a week (though may shut Christmas Day)serving hot drinks (in pot mugs!) and monster sandwiches all at ludicrously low prices.On weekdays you will also find a snackbar at Windy Hill (just before M62)But this cannot be relied on at weekends.

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#4966 - 11/12/04 07:45 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Ok, Will try Forest Farm Guest house. Make for a long first day though.

Hoping to complete in about 13 days. planning to walk to lothersdale on day 3. I have walked the bit from edale to bowes once before fut a while ago. I can't remember the bit after Hebden Bridge being that hard.

Andy.

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#4967 - 11/12/04 09:20 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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There is a steep ascent up from Hebden Bridge with a number of ups and downs in river valleys for several miles. I did it at the end of the day and it was particularly tedious. Probably what you dont want at the beginning of a day either.

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#4968 - 11/12/04 10:14 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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I plan to stay at Badger fields farm at the end of day 2, which is just after Hebden Bridge. Hence getting that steep bit out of the way on the end of the previous day. I am actually wondering if I have any possibility of pushing on beyond Lothersale from Badger Fields Farm. What do you think.

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#4969 - 12/12/04 09:30 AM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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Romur and Latic, thanks for the useful info on 'Snoopy's' - lets hope it's worth their while to stand regular! Good luck Andy.
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#4970 - 12/12/04 04:05 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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The next habitation after Lothersdale is Thornton in Craven,about five miles from Lothersdale.Its quite a slog from Hebden to Lothersdale and I feel this will be more than enough considering you are doing the Edale-Hebden section in two days.

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#4971 - 12/12/04 07:20 PM Re: Accomodation For Second Night
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How far you can get on day3 would depend, I reckon, on how much your long day1 has taken out of you and your feet. Also if the weather is particularly bad you may not be as far on as you had hoped. This is the problem with ambitious schedules and messes up pre-arranged accommodation bookings.

I walked your proposed day2 and day3 but spent two days doing your day1 mainly because the weather cracked up. Standedge to Colden was enough for one day. From Colden to Lothersdale was a bit convoluted over farmland, with the path not always obvious and signed. I could have probably gone on past Lothersdale but it is a good place to stop with a pub serving good food. Go for the B&B next to the pub not the bungalow on the edge of town that also does camping in the front garden.

Badger Hill Farm got a good rating from others staying there. The pub nearby doesnt serve food all days, so they arranged for the landlady to cook for them in the evening.

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