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#63575 - 14/12/11 05:01 AM Deviations from the Way
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Registered: 18/01/05
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Loc: Cotati, CA, USA
For my walk next spring, I have decided to rewalk the CW, my first time was six years ago. I will extend my walking into the Langdales, hitting some tops, then carry over into Eskdale for some more summits.

My walk will start at the train station in Leeds with my third night in Kettlewell. From there, I want to divert over to Horton, climb Ingleborough, and continue on to Dent.

My first question, what is the best way to walk from Kettlewell to Horton. One option is over to Arncliffe, then up and around Plover Hill, over to Pen-Y-Ghent. Another option is to follow the CW up to Yockenthwaite, cut over to Halton Gill, then around Plover Hill and so on. Is anyone familiar with these paths?

Second question, is there a path from Ribblehead Viaduct across the moor to Cowgill (other than going through Gearstones). I know the Craven Way to Dent, but I walked that one last year and I would like to get back on the CW.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#63582 - 14/12/11 06:02 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Gregg]
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
Hi Gregg,
Am I reading that coreectly. You mention you want to get back on the CW and maybe follow the CW to Yockenthwaite.
I take you really mean the DW (Dales Way)?
Dave

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#63583 - 14/12/11 06:54 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Slogger]
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Oops, I really meant the DW. Scratch the CWs, I really am walking the DW (Dales Way). So the other option to Horton would be to follow the DW from Kettlewell to Yockenthwaite, then divert over to Halton Gill, Plover Hill and Horton.

I've been writing up my Cumbria Way walk from 2010, so I'm a little google-eyed.

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#63584 - 15/12/11 08:44 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Gregg]
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Gregg,
I did a walk in April of this year before my C2C. It was a cicular from Horton, to Pen Y Ghent, over Plover Hill, down to Foxup and Halton Gill.
I then took the path for Beckermonds on the Dales Way. The track for Yockenthwaite exits this path out of Halton Gill, and turns right after a few hundred metres.
Anyway I carried on to beckermonds to meet the dales way and followed it through Oughtershaw to the Pennine way and then followed that back to Horton.
The path from Pen Y Ghent to Halton Gill was mostly on grass and some track.
You would be doing it in reverse of my route of course but you may get the idea.
Hope this link works.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101559091367211262061/WalkInYorks3PeakArea
Dave.

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#63585 - 16/12/11 12:59 AM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Slogger]
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Dave, the link didn't work, possibly timed out. But thanks for the information on your walk - it was the reverse of what I want to do and it lets me know that I don't have to be concerned about the path. I did find routes in this area on Walking Englishman and George Tod's websites, but your walk was the only one that connected to Yockenthwaite.

This deviation from the DW avoids the Cam House bogs and the Roman Road, but puts me over Ingleborough which I missed earlier this year. I will follow the rail line from Ribbleshead over to near Cowgill to rejoin the DW.

Thanks for your help.

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#63588 - 16/12/11 06:53 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Gregg]
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Ive put on as photo blog.
http://slogger-3peaksarealoop.blogspot.com/
Dave.

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#63589 - 16/12/11 10:29 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Slogger]
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Very nice photos Dave. Good to see what the lay of the land is east of Pen-Y-Ghant.
You had some great weather, hope I do as well.
Cheers

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#63591 - 17/12/11 10:20 AM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Hi Dave
Nice photo's, looks like a nice walk in a stunning area.
What distance is the loop ?
Les

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#63593 - 17/12/11 04:31 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Registered: 28/10/06
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Hi Dave,
I enjoyed photo's,
brought back some happy memories
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ern

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#63594 - 17/12/11 08:55 PM Re: Deviations from the Way [Re: Les + Heidi]
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Originally Posted By: Les + Heidi
Hi Dave
Nice photo's, looks like a nice walk in a stunning area.
What distance is the loop ?
Les


From memory (careful) it was around 23 miles.
Dave.

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