THE classic Peak District long fell race that attracts runners from all over the UK...
Height Profile metres / Distance miles
1SK1252587206 Ringing Roger
2SK1435288054 Top of Jagger's Clough
3SK1868585090 Win Hill Summit
4SK1719083905 Hope (Edale Road). Drinks. Along the road, before starting up Lose Hill.
5SK1530585368 Lose Hill Summit. In 2012 the short cut across the field was removed, and competitors should stay on the ridge path from Lose Hill, going over the top of Back Tor.
6SK1276583597 Mam Tor. Drinks at the road crossing 'Mam Nick' (historically there was a 2:30 hrs time limit for all competitors, extended to 2:45 hrs since 2012)
7SK1083283299 Lord's Seat on Path
8SK0836385129 Brown Knoll Trig Point
9SK0809086103 Top of Jacob's Ladder
10SK1099086844 Grindslow Knoll Top. Return to the Ringing Roger waypoint #1 and then down to the finish. Most competitors contour around the plateau, but a few brave souls will take the famous 'Down & Up', down to Grindsbrook (no path) then up Ringing Roger.
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Distance: 20.72 miles (33.35 km)
Total ascent: 1,387m
Steepest Gradient: 33% (1 in 3)
Time: 2:35 – 5:15 hours (Trail running);
5 – 8 hours (Walking)
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Field at the bottom of Grindsbrook, SK122862
A mixture of good dirt trails, very rocky & technical in places, and some pleasant sheep trods through the grass & heather. Some sections of flagstones, and only a short section of tarmac through Hope. Beware the wet bogs around Brown Knoll!
Most of the route is high and exposed to any weather going. Kinder holds onto snow in the Winter, but the paths are well trodden, so there is usually a track to follow. Can be icy in places. The section around Brown Knoll is very wet & boggy in all but the driest of Summers.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District
Bus #200 stops in Edale village which also has its own train station - see http://www.derbysbus.info/
Sunday March 27th 2011 at 10.30am
£7 pre-entry only, no entries on the day
Edale village hall, at the large pay & display car park. Toilets. A 10 minute jog to the race start. Free parking is available on race day - marshalls will direct runners to the nearby field
Several cafes & pubs in both Edale and Hope villages
Category "A" Long
OS Explorer OL1 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Dark Peak (1:40,000), OS Landranger 110 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Find more Listings near this route Tourist info:
Glossop (01457 855 920); Buxton (01298 25106); Holmfirth (01484 222 444)
by Nick Smith - Climbers