12th April, 2012
A fast 21 mile circular route through some of Derbyshire's finest countryside, open to both walkers and runners
The course takes in the villages of Grindleford, Froggatt, Eyam, Great Longstone, Edensor and Baslow linking them together with paths, tracks and open moorland of the White Peak. Famous landmarks on the way round include the Riley Graves, Longstone moor, The Monsal trail and of course the stunning Chatsworth Park estate. The final high-level section along Baslow and Frogatt edges gives breath-taking offers of the surrounding peak district. Description text from the Grindleford Gallop website.
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Distance: 21 miles (33.81 km)
Total ascent: 808m
Steepest Gradient: 18% (1 in 6)
Time: 2:26 – 5:30 hours (Trail running)
Grindleford Pavilion, field next to the river, SK243778
Good mixture of terrain. Mostly dirt paths, a section of the Monsal trail which is flat & fast, faint trails through grassy fields and a couple of short sections of tarmac road. The high-level section along the top of Curbar & Froggatt Edge is rocky in places.
Can become very muddy in places. Chance of late snow some Winters!
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District
Trains from Sheffield and Manchester stop at Grindleford Station. The event centre is a 10 minute walk from the station.
Saturday 10th March 2012. 10am mass start for runners, walkers anytime between 7-9.30am
£14, no entries on the day. Event normally fills up a couple of months beforehand
Free parking is in a field near the event center. Please car share or use public transport, as space is limited
OS Explorer OL24 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Dark Peak (1:40,000), OS Landranger 119 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Sheffield (0114 221 1900); Chesterfield (01246 345 777); Matlock (01629 583388)
by Nick Smith - Climbers