A short local race with a steep start and some very technical, rocky terrain...
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SK1228586520 Uphill from the start to the gate and flagged zig-zags. Stay on the zig-zags please - don't cut corners
SK1248486609 From the top of the zig-zags, a path contours under Ringing Roger, towards the Kinder plateau
SK1250987511 Follow the main path left along the edge of the Kinder plateau, with some potential shortcuts on trods through the heather
SK1060687551 Cross the stream at the top of Grindsbrook, then take the main path up to Grindslow Knoll
SK1100086839 From the summit cairn of Grindslow Knoll, a steep grassy descent joins a rocky path heading back towards Edale. There is a choice of staying on the main rocky path, or taking a steeper descent line on grass which has provided some spectacular falls in the past!
SK1164086185 Through the gate, cross a field and go down the lane to the road. Turn right and it's a long sprint down the road. Go under the railway bridge, then take a sharp left, past the car park on your right, and emerge in the Edale Country Day field
Start Field at bottom of Grindsbrook, SK122863; Finish Edale Country Day field, next to main car park, SK124854
Nearest town: Edale village
Terrain: 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 Edale at the finish
Seasonal variations: 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.
Event registration: 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
Entry fee: £5 on the day, includes free entry to the Edale Country Day
Cafe stops: Two cafes & pubs in Edale, but there is a wide range of food on offer at the Country Day
Aye sure, I'll do it after the race.. 90% sure I'm doing it. Aye forgot. Good luck, and good luck to Alicia. I emailed someone else about this weekend and they are helping Gaynor. Those 2 could be pretty close.