#5 Pendle Cloughs, Sat 4th May @ 11am - entry on the day
Next up is Pendle Cloughs. Carshare concedes ... "yes, totally contrived, but very good running, an
excellent trip out" ... and it's my birthday too, so barring accident at the Fellsman, a pass out is guaranteed.
Lots of information on the Barlick FR website here including this route map; and Carshare's route notes, written in his own inimitable style, available here. The village is likely to be full of bank holiday trippers, so we're asked to carshare and to park, for a small charge, in the village hall car park.
DT (thus interfering with Willy's stuff...) . Those watching in black and white may remember the film of Whistle Down the Wind, set in Downham, where the race starts, and the farm/barn was nearby. The film has regular backdrops of Pendle. The landowner has, I think, insisted on no new contraptions on the village buildings, so no satellite dishes or the like, which means it is regularly used in TV and films. A very scenic little place, with the stream going through.
#6 Yetholm, Sun 2nd June @1pm - online pre-entry ONLY
Then it's the Scottish counter in the British Champs so, given the smallish turnout in Ireland, I'm thinking the club captains may be chivvying the troops for this one. You must pre-enter here and so far as we can ascertain, there's no limit to the field ... but also not too many DP'ers signed up to date either (entry list here).
Route map and full details here, and Carshare's notes here. Given the amount of other stuff going on in May and June, I may just leave this one to sharp end, though it did seem a very fine route when we recced it in early March, notwithstanding the snow blizzards. If you want a gps track to accompany DT's notes, email me.
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