On the 1st of October 2017 I intend to attempt to set a new FKT for the Ribble Way Long Distance Path in Yorkshire / Lancashire United Kingdom. The is currently no know FKT for this path or route. The route will start at Ribblehead Viaduct and finish at the Dolphin Public House Longton Preston.
The start point omits the trail start point in the fells that is designated by a stream in favour for a fixed man made position of the viaduct. Should a attempt be made to set a challenge to the time in the future this is a non ambiguous start point.
Aside from the above stated omission the path has been diverted for some years into Hurst Green Lancashire, this is due to the land owners change of the rights of way and as yet has not been changed on the OS maps. This diversion is longer than the prescribed route and is of no advantage!
A copy of the route is to be found here attached as a GPX file
This attempt will be supported and tracked via GPS and posted here should it be successful. Additional evidence of the attempt will be submitted in the form of photos and links to social media from the attempt. A twitter account @ribblewayfkt will be live posting during the attempt.