A tough and challenging circular course of climbs, woodland and open moor taking in stretches of the Pennine Way. Though there are some route markings, runners will need good navigational skills with map & compass. This is a spectacular route with a feeling of real adventure and isolation...
This amazing event was run in 2011 and 2012, then sadly cancelled, partly due to the complexity of logistics & dealing with so many different landowners.
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Distance: 62.14 miles (100 km)
Total ascent: 3,300m
Steepest Gradient: 29% (1 in 3)
Time: 16 – 23 hours (Trail running)
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Wooler Haugh, NT995275
Hilly trails and track with a limited amount of tarmac. Steep climbs and descents on open moor and through woodland. Very wet & boggy in places. Some footpaths get little traffic, and aren't visible on the ground
Some of the route is wet in all but the driest Summer conditions, and you're very unlikely to keep your feet dry! The section along the Pennine Way is very exposed to bad weather, and can be serious even in Summer
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Southern Uplands
Regular bus services to Wooler. Nearest train station is Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles North)
Saturday 27th August 2011
£40 (ultra), £30 (marathon) pre-entry only, no entries on the day
Race HQ is a tent at Wooler Haugh (the field where the main A697 crosses the river coming into Wooler.) Free parking on wasteland the other side of the bridge. Nearest toilets are 5 mins walk up the High Street in the Pay & Display car park
OS Explorer OL16 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 340 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 80 (1:50,000), OS Landranger 74 (1:50,000), OS Landranger 81 (1:50,000), OS Landranger 75 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Find more Listings near this route Tourist info:
Wooler (01668 282123); Adderstone (01668 213678); Coldstream (01835 863 170)
by Nick Smith - Climbers