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Castleton fell race Trail running

A rocky trail race from Castleton taking in Lose Hill, Back Tor, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor...

The view from Mam Tor, 98 kb
The view from Mam Tor © Andy Birtwistle
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SK1410184200 A fast start turns left from the playing fields into a lane then right up the tarmac road. Through a gate into a narrow gully (bottleneck), then at the gated exit of the gully, turn right and climb up to the ridgeline under Back Tor. Contour the hillside through the plantation, before a final steep climb up steps to the summit of Lose Hill.

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SK1530285383 Lose Hill summit. Head along the ridge, over Back Tor and Hollins Cross to the summit of Mam Tor. A mixture of flagstones, dirt path and some rock. The descent off Back Tor is steep & technical. As you climb up Mam Tor, watch out for high speed runners coming down!

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SK1277283606 Mam Tor summit. Head back down the flagstones to Hollins Cross.

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SK1359584521 Hollins Cross. Turn right here and descend steeply down stone steps & dirt trail to a narrow gully. Follow the tarmac road back to the playing fields and the finish.

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