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  • Premier Icon domino
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    Its a good trip isn’t it? Did it in the middle of summer and was lucky to get better weather – got the train to Kirkby Stephen and had an overnight at The George and Dragon in Dent then rode home to Skipton from Dent. Will do it again in spring I expect.

    sturider
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    Domino, it was a fantastic trip with the weather giving it a real adventure feel. The Hostel was good if not a little cold. We where the only ones staying so the heating was not on 🙁 Look forward to a warm trip next year.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    You made the right call hitting the road at Garsdale. The climb up to Lady Anne’s Highway is a real slog and not obvious track, can’t imagine what it would be like in the dark and foul weather.

    clarkpm4242
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    Ditto on the Garsdale choice. That isn’t an obvious route up. The BW over High Dolpinsky might also have been ‘interesting’!

    Did this as a one way from Long Preston -> Kirby Stephen during the dry but cool summer. A great outing. Got the train back after some very civilised refreshment in the retro cafe at the Kirby Stephen station :))

    Need to do the bit from the MTL to Long Preston and the northerly bits when opened.

    Cheers
    Paul

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I was looking at maps to see if there was an alternative to the climb past the Moorcock Inn to get you over to where the Highway itself meets the road a few miles to the East nearer to Hawes. There are some tracks marked going northeast from the top of the Coal Road, but not sure that’s viable.

    clarkpm4242
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    I was looking at maps to see if there was an alternative to the climb past the Moorcock Inn to get you over to where the Highway itself meets the road a few miles to the East nearer to Hawes. There are some tracks marked going northeast from the top of the Coal Road, but not sure that’s viable.

    Likewise!

    I did do the climb up the Highway from near Hawes on another Dales BW monster outing. Definitely worth linking into a route.

    Cheers
    Paul

    B.A.Nana
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    Mention of Lady Anne’s Highway takes me back to my youth in the mid 90’s, we used to do it regularly and back to Hawes along the road. I think we usually pushed up that steep climb.

    sturider
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    Some pics of the trip.

    ChrisE
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    You should have called in as you passed, last farm before Feizor tea rooms,

    C

    sturider
    Member

    ChrisE 🙂 could of dried my boots.

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