Monday, 18 May 2015

The 3 Peaks from Horton - 9th May 2015

And that's May's romp around the 3 Peaks done and dusted - 5 down and 7 to go for the year then! 

I kept a nice steady pace going all the way round too and finished still running well. There'd been a shed load of rain over night before, making for some soggy, boggy going in places and, with the chance of Winterscales beck being in spate, I decided to take the wall line straight up Whernside, via Gunnerfleet Farm, rather than risk trying to wade the beck and follow the fell race route up to the summit. It was probably a good choice in the circumstances and not too much of a time difference getting to the top either, which surprised me - about 4 minutes longer than when I went up the fell race line on 18th April.

Anyway, as usual, a cracking run.

21.8 miles and 5,623 ft - route on Strava

Note the steady pace.... apart from on the ups of course

Looking towards Ingleborough and Whernside from Pen y Ghent

Looking back at Pen y Ghent from Hull Pot

Ingleborough from the trudge up Whernside

Ribblehead Viaduct and Pen y Ghent in the distance

Descending Whernside now and heading for Ingleborough

Whernside and a toy town sized Ribblehead Viaduct from near the top of Ingleborough

Bird's-eye primroses

Nearly the full loop done!

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