Ribblehead & 1/3 of Three Peaks.
Once upon a time, on a sunny Saturday, I saw a picture at Leeds train station. We were on our way back from our regular weekend trip, when we had a glance of something interesting. Viaduct! Had to check it out 🤔. Thats how this trip found its way. Ribblehead viaduct - amazing architectural structure and historic site. Built by more than 2000 men, 400 m long and 32 m in height. Obviously it is located in Ribblehead. The smallest train station I have seen. Not much around it, but you dont really need much when you going to see viaduct, right?! So we did. Impressive structure. But it wouldnt be us, if we didnt squeeze some hiking in between as well. Without any knowledge ( my mistake this time, did bad research 😡), we saw a hill 😂ahead, all other tourists as well kept walking. They looked at the viaduct and continued their journey. It made me curious. I could see a path, but didnt know where it would lead... had to satisfy my curiousity, so me, my husband, 5 year old and 10 year old started our journey up the hill👍 hill...how silly it sounds now...The walk was amazing and the scenery was outstanding - blue sky, sunshine, streams, waterfall, valleys and breeze. Perfect day! The more we climbed, the further the peak seemed. Finally, after 2, 5 hours we reached the top. And there came the surprise!!!!! We just climbed 1 of 3 Yorkshire dales peaks, so called, highest mountain of three peak challenge - Whernside - 736 m elevation 👏👏👏my 5 year old just did that, with our half prepared equipment and city shoes. The path itself is very well prepared, it is paved, has no rubble or mud, just extreme wind at the top. Beginners lesson - have proper clothing, water is better than food, know where you going ✌️ The way down is another story. We decided not to take the same way down. Half a mistake. The other side is very rocky and steep. Your legs constantly having to break. The steps are short. But once we made it down, the way back to train station went thru meadows and fields, nice and easy. I would also suggest to grab a towel or two, cos there are plenty streams to refresh your tired feet. And prepare enough food if you not a pub lover, because that is the only place to refill 🙂 Check your train times if taking one, it is around 45 km from Skipton and Kendal, car lovers - just go!!! Next, the other 2 peaks, cos it will not be me, if i let this challenge just fade away. Lets go 💜