United Kingdom - April in Yorkshire
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11-05-07, 08:51 AM
I'm living in Canada and planning a tour to do the Trans-Pennine Trail in April. With an ideal of having the wind to my back, in which direction should I travel? The Sustrans maps go from West to East, but do I have to do it that way?
11-06-07, 09:18 AM
Hi Stokell, I live in the centre of the the country at the foot of the Pennines on the Yorkshire side. The prevailing wind blows East to West 90% of the time off the North Sea. But I would think it would blow in the opposite direction off the Atlantic too!
In anycase, you always want something to look forward to at the end of a trek, therefore you want to be cycling West to East with the East coast to look forward to. The scenery, countryside and the coastline of Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington and the N Yorks moors are beautiful places and Liverpool pales into significance by comparison.
11-14-07, 03:52 PM
I think the last writer had things wrong...the wind blows mainly from the west to the east for 90 percent of the time..Could I just say the Trans Pennine trail is not the most demanding or scenic of trails..The first part from Southport ot Liverpool is fine but from there onwards it would be like riding thru Pittsburgh or the Bronx..From Doncaster to the east coast its quite good..Think about the Coast to Coast bikepath from Workington or Whitehaven in the west to Whitley Bay nr Newcastle..more challenging..fabulous scenery...or even the Pennine Bridleway..good ride.
11-15-07, 06:33 AM
I think the last writer had things wrong...the wind blows mainly from the west to the east for 90 percent of the time
Jeez, I've lived here for nearly 50 yrs, so I might have some idea.
90% OF THE TIME IT BLOWS EAST TO WEST. That's North Sea to the Pennines. It's a howler, straight down the Colgne Valley where I am.
But like I said, it'll probably blow off the Irish Sea on the other side of the Pennines too (it usually does when I visit Blackpool)
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