The classic 20 mile route taking in Castleton, Mam Tor, Edale, Kinder & Lose Hill. An 8.5 mile route is also available. Runners and walkers welcome.
Checkpoint sites will be identified by a red/white orienteering "kite" on an obvious feature to which a SPORTident timing box will be attached. You can use your own SPORTident dibber, or rent one at registration.
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Distance: 20.13 miles (32.39 km)
Total ascent: 1,134m
Steepest Gradient: 26% (1 in 4)
Time: 3:10 – 5:30 hours (Trail running);
5 – 6:30 hours (Walking)
Additional InformationStart Pindale Road, Hope village, SK171835; Finish Hope Sports Pavilion, Hope village, SK166835
A real mixture of dirt paths, loose rocky sections, grassy fields, flagstones and some tarmac. Steep and technical in places, especially the ascent up Cave Dale
Much of the route is high and exposed to bad weather. Snow is likely on Kinder in the Winter, but generally the paths should be fine all year around. Some very muddy sections after rain, but no deep bogs
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District
Many bus routes stop in Hope village which also has its own train station - see http://www.derbysbus.info/
30th September 2012, 10am start
Hope Sports Pavilion, Hope village from 8am
Category "B" Long
Great cafes & pubs in Hope, Edale and Castleton villages. Some food & drink will be provided at the event finish.
OS Explorer OL1 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Dark Peak (1:40,000), OS Landranger 110 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Buxton (01298 25106); Glossop (01457 855 920); Sheffield (0114 221 1900)
by Nick Smith - Climbers