I'm doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on Saturday, and it looks wet. A friend mentioned a bog worth avoiding, I think it was coming off Pen-y-Ghent (heading north-west). Can anyone fill me in with any more useful info for this please?
Bogs to avoid on the Y3P... that'll be mostly the bits between the start and the finish IIRC...
Well there's all the bits on paving slabs
It is of course a daft walk geographically anyway, which is a little bit of the problem cf bogs. Not that the tops of dales hills can't hold bogs perfectly nicely......
Best of luck - you'll need it, I went for a short bimble this morning and the bogs are in fine fettle in my area of the Penines. Many of the paths have become water courses and a stream I normally stride over was 15ft wide and looked knee deep. The flood warning sirens just sounded in the Upper Calder Valley (the first time I've heard them since they were installed ten years ago), And the Met Office is currently showing a "Be Prepared" weather warning over the Three Peaks area.
And more rain is forecast for the weekend
... in which case getting across Hull Pot Beck could be "interesting". It might even necessitate detouring to Hull Pot itself for the beck to disappear. Could be spectacular though.
I hate the spammers. Anyway the flood siren warnings were absolutely correct - the River Calder burst its banks last night and the centre of Hebden Bridge was flooded. Even worse affected was the next village of Mytholmroyd. Fortunately it has stopped raining and the river levels are now down a bit.
I'm glad to say I live up a hill.
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