Coming Up

Club run
Sportsman
Wed 11th May
6:30pm
DPFR race
57A
Sun 8th May
9:00am
Other runs
Up The Nab
Tomorrow
12:00pm
Summer Series (3)
Mon 9th May
7:00pm
Lose Hill Uphill Only
Tue 10th May
7:00pm
coaching
Tue 10th May
6:30pm

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Dark Peak Fell Runners Calendar

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Sat 7th May 2016 12:00pmEng champUp The Nab

£6 pre-entry only by 30th April, using FRA form. To organiser, Des Gibbons, 16 Duke St, Glossop, SK13 8JD; cheque payable to D Gibbons. If the race isn't full (unlikely), there will be entries on the day at £10 - check Glossop Fell Races Facebook page. Race limit 400. Substitutions allowed up to 30th April. Also Derbyshire Championships. From Glossop Rugby Club, Hargate Hill Lane, Charlesworth.

Car parking at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre and Glossop Rugby Club. Camping available - contact organiser email mob 07514614804.

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4mi, 1197ftSK009933
Sun 8th May 2016 9:00amDPFR race57A

OS grid reference

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Start - Langsett Barn

SE 212 005

Bus expected 09:45

Mickleden Pond

SK187 986

Pond

Doodlebug crash site the "wrong" side of Outer Edge trig

SK182 970

Small circular pond

Cold Side Oaks crags

SK 174 944

Either of a couple of small crags underneath Long Edge overlooking the North end of Howden reservoir

Wall / stream junction in Ridge Clough

SK 156 938

Upper reaches of Ridge Clough above Kings Tree

Scout Memorial Boulder in Alport

SK 123 928

Brass plaque on boulder on flattish line of ground 100feet or so below South end of Grindlegrain Tor (no worries if you cannot find it !!)

Oyster Cabin

SK 118 916

Please sign in

Snake Inn I hope you know where this is!

Kinder summit

SK 085 875

Cairn I think !!

Grindslow Knoll ponds

SK 111 862

Any pond will do

Finish - Edale railway station cafe

SK 123 853

Bring some cash for tea

RO Tom W advises as follows:

The bus departs at 09:00 from outside the Leadmill on Sunday 8th May. It works its way via Hillsborough to Langsett Barn. You are invited to get on the bus from the Leadmill or en route and thus join the race. The route takes most folk upwards of 4hours. You will need to be totally self sufficient in the mountain terrain, carry all appropriate navigation equipment and know how to use it, full FRA and additional emergency survival kit, dry clothing and money for the Railway café and return train from Edale back to Sheffield. Last year it was cold & wet & some runners did get hypothermic. There will be no gear checks as the responsibility is yours alone. There will be no support en route although if you are lucky (I have not asked yet) there will be a (Di rather than Richard) Hakes Cake at Oyster Clough cabin.

The route is one way, following a "natural line" across the wilderness part of the peak with plenty of rough running. The straight line distance is about 17 miles. The check points will be Mickleden Pond, the small pond that is the Doodlebug crash site under Outer Edge, Cold Side Oaks crags, Wall / stream junction in Ridge Clough above Slippery Stones, Scout memorial stone in Alport, Oyster Cabin, Snake Inn, Kinder summit, Grindslow Ponds, to the finish at Edale station café.

Experienced runners will no doubt look after themselves whereas less experienced people who are not confident are encouraged to team up with people who are.

We need a quorum of about half a dozen runners (less is more?) so please let me know if you want to run via e mail (email) or telephone me on 07734 066 386. The bus only takes so many so the size of the field will be limited.

PS can the last bod through Oyster cabin bring back the sign in sheet & cake tin please.

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Mon 9th May 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (3)

Way Out West. Park Westend. Start 7pm. CP's on the map on Nicky's site. NOTE: CP 1 is the Scout Memorial just below the Tor. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs.

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Tue 10th May 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceLose Hill Uphill Only

Second of RO Kirsty BJ's uphill only offerings, again with staggered start times between 7 and 7.15pm. Meet at junction just south of Townhead Bridge for a single ascent of Lose Hill, finishing at the summit viewpoint. Limited parking, so you're advised to park in Hope and jog down Edale Rd to the start.

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SK167845
Tue 10th May 2016 6:30pmCoachingcoaching

Meet by astro turf pitch, Beauchief end of Millhouses park. Flexibility, strength & technique followed by hill reps or intervals. Trail / fell shoes advised. Clocks changed so no torches needed!

SK331826
Wed 11th May 2016 6:30pmClub runSportsman
SK282861
Sat 14th May 2016 2:00pmLocal raceBollington Festival 3 Peaks

£6 EOD. From Bollington Brewery. Includes food and refreshments in the Brewery.

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5.6mi, 1214ftSJ931781
SK10 5JT
Sat 14th May 2016 10:45amLocal raceCressbrook Crawl

£7 EOD includes pint of beer at finish. Event car park at mill - 15 min walk uphill to registration in Cressbrook Club in village. No kids races this year.

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6.5mi, 1100ftSK170731
SK17 8SX
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Mon 16th May 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 3

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league.

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4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Tue 17th May 2016 7:30pmLocal raceTotley Moor

£4 PE; £5 EOD. Changing and showers in new Totley pavilion. Parking limited. 3rd race in Totley Series.

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5.2mi, 1444ftSK302799
S17 3AZ
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Wed 18th May 2016 7:15pmLocal raceShining Tor

£6 PE; £7 EOD. Registration at Errwood Sailing Club, Goyt Valley. Allow 10 mins from registration to start. Race 1 of Goyt Valley Series.

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6.2mi, 1020ftSK017756
SK17 6GJ
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Wed 18th May 2016 6:45pmClub runBlackden lay-by
Culminating, all being well, with one of the finest descents Kinder has to offer. Watch your undercarriage on the kerb when pulling into the lay-by.


SK130895
Fri 20th May 2016 7:30pmLocal raceHayfield May Queen

£4 EOD. Hayfield Scout Hut. Part of the 3 Days in May series.

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2.9mi, 656ftSK035873
SK22 2HB
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Sat 21st May 2016 11:00amLocal raceMount Famine

£4 EOD. Registration in Hayfield Scout Hut. Start at Elle Bank approx. 1 km from Scout Hut. Counter in the Hayfield Championship. Part of the 3 Days in May series.

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5mi, 1850ftSK035873
SK22 2HB
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Sat 21st May 2016 12:00pmOtherButtermere Sailbeck

£7 PE on FRA form with cheque payable to organiser (you've got to be kidding us, Rhys); £10 EOD if 150 limit not reached. Limited parking, so all the more reason to carshare.

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9.3mi, 4314ftNY174170click
Sun 22nd May 2016 11:00amLocal raceLantern Pike Dash

Lantern Pike Inn, Little Hayfield. £3 EOD. Registration and car parking in field adjacent to pub on A624. No toilets. Part of the 3 Days in May series.

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1.2mi, 656ftSK034884
SK22 2NG
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Sun 22nd May 2016 11:30amOtherPeat Pits Wood 2

£5 PE & EOD at Bear Inn, Alderwasley. Car parking at the Bear and not at start. 1km walk to start. Junior races from 11am. More than 20 miles from Hope so does not count in local league.

3.4mi, 348ftSK315527
DE56 2RD
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Mon 23rd May 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (4)
Pike Low Direct - start from access stile on Gill Royd Lane - 223992, CP 1 Pike Lowe cairn 209973, finish - Access stile - 223992. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. For route map see Nicky's site.
SK223992click
Wed 25th May 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceBurbage Summer Sharpener 1

Date subject to final confirmation by route impresario and RO Dave Holmes. Route/rules to be revealed on the night, but expect a bit of navigation (bring a compass and pen). There's probably a small fee to enter and/or for waterproof map bags. Be prepared for midges. The latter notwithstanding, always a good night out. Sportsman afterwards.

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SK260830
Fri 27th May 2016 6:00pmOtherRAB Evening mini MM

£11 PE; £14 EOD. Two hour score navigation event, somewhere in Peak District. Exact location to be revealed 1 month before event. Start times between 6pm and 7pm.

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Mon 30th May 2016 1:00pmLocal raceBamford Sheepdog Trials

£4 EOD. From Bamford Recreation Ground. Various attractions including dog trials, sheep shearing competitions, food and play area.

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4.5mi, 1000ftSK205829click
Mon 30th May 2016 2:45pmLocal raceShuttlingsloe

£4 EOD. Part of Wildboarclough Fete, Crag Hall.

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1.9mi, 886ftSJ988689
SK11 0BD
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Tue 31st May 2016 8:00pmLocal raceHallam Chase

'The oldest fell race in the world' with a novel handicapping twist. Pre-entries strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment. See website for further details.

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3.25mi, 800ftSK313867click
Wed 1st Jun 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceAlport

Meet Birchin Clough car park on Snake Road. Note compulsory route (see link) between CP2, CP3 and the top of the wood leaving Alport valley.
Listen out for pre-start instructions from RO Tim Tett about the route through the felled woodland to the finish. Full FRA kit recommended.

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6.6mi, 2150ftSK109915click
Sat 4th Jun 2016 2:45pmLocal raceWincle Trout

£8.50 pre-entry ONLY using form on Macc Harriers website. Limit 350. Additional £1 entry fee to Village Fete. Fresh trout for all senior finishers. Starts/finishes at village fete. Junior races for 10-15 yr olds.

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5.3mi, 919ftSJ964652
SK11 0QE
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Sat 4th Jun 2016 11:00amLakeland ClassicsDuddon

£7 EOD; £6 PE from 1st March to 23rd May, using form on website or FRA form. Limit 500. Cheques to "Duddon Race Committee". Newfield Inn, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley.

Also short course 15.3km/915m, 11:20 a.m., £6 on day.

18mi, 6004ftSD227960click
Mon 6th Jun 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 4

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league.

A counter in the Local League
4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Wed 8th Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceCalver Peak

£4 EOD. Derwent Arms car park, Calver Village.

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5mi, 902ftSK241747
S32 3XQ
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Wed 8th Jun 2016 7:30pmOtherBoar's Head
£4 EOD. Boar's Head Hotel, Shrigley Road North, Poynton. Not an FRA race and hence not a local league counter.
8.1mi, 1312ftSJ943833click
Wed 8th Jun 2016 6:45pmClub runKing's Tree

What's not to like about a summer outing from the top of the reservoirs? Be sure to allow enough time to get there, mind, and whatever else you do don't follow Messrs Holmes and Saville on the way back to the cars.

SK167938
Thu 9th Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceTansley

£5 EOD. Tansley Fete Field, Spout Lane. Post-race BBQ tbc.

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4.3mi, 600ftSK323601
DE4 5FH
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Fri 10th Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceCastleton

£4 EOD. Castleton playing fields. Junior race (10 and over) at 7.35pm.

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6.7mi, 1503ftSK148835
S33 8WB
Sat 11th Jun 2016 11:00amBrit champCwm Pennant Horseshoe

£10 PE; £12 EOD if 300 limit not reached. Online entries from 1st Feb at www.fabian4.co.uk. From Cwm Pennant Youth Hostel, Garndolbenmaen.

Car parking tight so be sure to carshare. 'Post race festivities are planned and accommodation available in hostel at race HQ at www.cwmpennant.org.uk'.

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14.9mi, 5577ftSH525436click
Sat 11th Jun 2016 11:00amLakeland ClassicsEnnerdale Horseshoe

£15 EOD; £12.50 PE between 1st Jan and 31st May. Ennerdale Scout Camp. No camping available at Scout Camp pre or post race. Full toilet & shower facilities available.

22.9mi, 7513ftNY085153click
Sun 12th Jun 2016 11:00amLocal raceEdale Country Day

£5 EOD includes entry to the Country Day. 10 mins walk from registration to start at SK123861. Kids races at 10.15am.

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4.7mi, 1319ftSK124853click
Sun 12th Jun 2016 11:00amLocal racePassing Clouds

£6 EOD plus car parking. Visitor Centre, Tittesworth reservoir, nr Leek.

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9.8mi, 1854ftSJ994602
ST13 8SW
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Mon 13th Jun 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (5)
Rowlee Zig-Zag. Start 7pm. The product of Simon Dixon's apparently twisted mind. Further details on race map available on Nicky's site. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs.
SK171892click
Wed 15th Jun 2016 6:30pmClub runSportsman

A gentle loosener in advance of the club BG attempt at the weekend.

SK282861
Thu 16th Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceGrindleford

£5 PE only. Limit 350. Cheques payable to 'Grindleford Carnival'. See website for entry and other details.

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4.5mi, 499ftSK244778click
Fri 17th Jun 2016 6:45pmOtherBG Weekend

The campsite is confirmed again as Lanefoot Farm, Thornthwaite - this time with scran and beer on the Saturday night at Middle Ruddings; see http://www.middle-ruddings.co.uk/. The BG2016 pages provide basic guidelines for contenders, supporters, et al., as well as Richard's periodic updates.

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Sat 18th Jun 2016 3:15pmLocal racePeter Brinsley Bosley Fete

£5 EOD includes entry to fete and parking. Bosley Village School. Family day out with fete attractions and refreshments - and just close enough to Hope to count in the local league.

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4.7mi, 820ftSJ918657
SK11 0NX
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Mon 20th Jun 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (6)
Black Tour. Parking by entrance to Woodhead Tunnel off A628 (Woodhead road). Start 7pm by gate on Track SK116995. CP1 Footbridge 122980, CP2 White Stones 116972, CP3 Aircraft Wreck 110975, CP4 Grouse Butt No 4 114993 Finish Gate on track. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. For route map see Nicky's site.
SK117996click
Tue 21st Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceRiber Run

£5 EOD. Proceeds to carnival fund. RO Rich Bradbury, so don't be surprised if he black-balls you at registration :-)

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4.2mi, 1001ftSK324575
DE4 5GJ
Wed 22nd Jun 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceCrookstone Crashout

For the 65th running of the Crashout in DP's 40th anniversary year RO Andy H has called a return to the traditional up and down route, starting/finishing as usual from Rowlee bridge.

As such, the controls are (I think):

  • Start Rowlee Bridge SK150891
  • CP1 Crookstone Knoll 145883
  • CP2 Blackden trig 129878
  • CP3 Crookstone Knoll 145883
  • Finish Rowlee Bridge SK150891

Full FRA kit recommended.

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7km, 530mSK150891
Thu 23rd Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceBlackamoor Chase

£4 PE or £5 EOD. Totley AC pavilion, Cricket Inn, Dore. Counter in the Totley Series.

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6.2mi, 1444ftSK302799click
Fri 24th Jun 2016 7:45pmLocal raceTideswell

£5 EOD. Tideswell Dale picnic area car park. Ceramic trophies and refreshments.

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4.4mi, 853ftSK153742click
Sat 25th Jun 2016 2:00pmLocal raceChrome Hill

£5 EOD. Combined with School Summer Fete.

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4mi, 699ftSK065665
SK17 0RH
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Sat 25th Jun 2016 1:10pmLocal raceWhaley Waltz

£5 PE & EOD. Registration closes at 12.50pm; race starts approx 1.10pm, following carnival procession.

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5.8mi, 899ftSK012811
SK23 7HX
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Sat 25th Jun 2016 11:00amLakeland ClassicsButtermere Horseshoe

Darren Holloway Memorial Race from Loweswater Village Hall. £10 pre-entry only on standard FRA form - already open - with race limit of 150. Cheques payable to 'CFR'; include email address. There's also a shorter alternative for those fancying a more leisurely trot out (20.8km and 1518m).

A counter in the Carshare League
22.1mi, 8251ftNY140211click
Sun 26th Jun 2016 11:00amLocal raceGreat Bakewell Pudding Race

£5 EOD. Recreation Ground, Bakewell. Bakewell Pudding for the first 250 finishers in the fell race.

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6.5mi, 656ftSK220680
DE45 1EP
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Sun 26th Jun 2016 11:00amLocal raceKinder Trog

£5 EOD. Long counter in the Hayfield Championship. Full body cover to be carried.

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16mi, 3491ftSK035873click
Sun 26th Jun 2016 2:30pmLocal raceLangley Fete

£3 EOD. No parking on field, park on nearby roads. Part of Langley Village Fete with stalls, BBQ, beer, cakes etc.

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2.8mi, 650mSJ942717click
Mon 27th Jun 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 5

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league.

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4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Tue 28th Jun 2016 7:30pmOtherCalton Crawl

£5 EOD. From Calton Village Hall. Too far from Hope to count in the local league.

5.5mi, 801ftSK104502
ST10 3JX
Wed 29th Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceHope Wakes

£5 EOD. From Hope Sportsfield, Castleton Rd. Juniors races from 6.30pm.

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5.9mi, 1480ftSK165836
S33 6RD
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Wed 29th Jun 2016 6:45pmClub runNether North Grain A57
SK103928
Thu 30th Jun 2016 7:30pmLocal raceWinster

£4 EOD (U16 £2). Market House, Winster.

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4mi, 581ftSK242606
DE4 2DS
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Fri 1st Jul 2016 11:00amLocal raceChunal

£5 PE or EOD. Grouse Inn, Chunal.

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3mi, 1001ftSK033904
Fri 1st Jul 2016 5:30pmDPFR raceSomme Memorial Time Trial

Time trial race from The Sportsman, Redmires, to mark the centenary of the battle that decimated the Sheffield Pals battalion on the morning of 1st July 1916.

Set off any time you like between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, full course details, visiting a number of sites used in the training of the battalion, to be confirmed by ROs Roy Small and Hugh Cotton in due course. A BBQ (and we hope a small historical exhibition) will follow the racing.

12kmSK282861
Sat 2nd Jul 2016 3:00pmLocal raceThurlstone Chase

£3.50 PE; £4.50 EOD. Thurlstone Village Fete.

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4mi, 801ftSE226036
Mon 4th Jul 2016 7:30pmLocal raceHathersage Gala

£5 EOD. School Field, School Lane, Hathersage. Limited parking - use main village car park. No dogs on course.

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4.5mi, 1066ftSK234816
S32 1BZ
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Mon 4th Jul 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (7)

Circumfer Stone. Park Cutthroat Bridge. Start / Finish - Gate to Track (SK213873).CP 1 Hordron Stone Circle (SK215868); CP2 Wall CORNER (SK208861); CP3 Bamford Edge Quarry (SK214842); CP4 Stone Circle (SK221845); CP5 High Neb Trig (SK228853).

Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. Full route map on Nicky's site.

SK213874click
Wed 6th Jul 2016 7:15pmLocal raceWormstones

£5 PE or EOD. From The Beehive, Hague Street, Glossop.

A counter in the Local League
4mi, 1348ftSK037933
Wed 6th Jul 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceBurbage Summer Sharpener 2

Subject to final confirmation by RO Dave Holmes. Meet Upper Burbage Bridge car park. Route/rules to be revealed on the night, but expect a bit of navigation (bring a compass and pen). There's probably a small fee to enter and/or for waterproof map bags. Be prepared for midges. The latter notwithstanding, always a good night out. Sportsman afterwards.

SK260830
Sat 9th Jul 2016 2:30pmLocal raceCharlesworth and Chisworth Carnival

£2.50 PE (details on website); £5 EOD. Registration closes 2pm. Charlesworth Recreation Ground.

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3.2mi, 591ftSK004925click
Sat 9th Jul 2016 2:30pmBrit & Eng champSedbergh Sports

£8 pre-entry only via website from 1st April. Women's race 2.30pm, men's race 4pm, junior races 6.30pm. Howgill Harriers promise an afternoon of races and events, with free camping and a beer tent. Sedbergh sports field. 1km from Sedbergh on A683.

3.5mi, 1312ftSD672924click
Sat 9th Jul 2016 11:00amLakeland ClassicsWasdale
£12 pre-entry only on form from website. Closing date for entries 21st June. Cheques to "CFRA". Limit 250.
21.1mi, 9022ftNY184073click
Sun 10th Jul 2016 11:00amLocal raceBollington Nostalgia

£6 PE; £8 EOD. From Bridgend Centre, Palmerston St, Bollington.Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments/lunches available.

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7.1mi, 1220ftSJ936779
SK10 5PW
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Sun 10th Jul 2016 2:30pmLocal raceBroomhead Chase

£4.50 EOD. Held in conjunction with Broomhead Show and Sheepdog Trials. Plenty of distractions for the family whilst you flog your way up to Salter Hills trig and back again; and plenty of opportunities to warm down afterwards with a pint of Blonde and a bit of tug o' war.

A counter in the Local League
3.5mi, 820ftSK244962
Sun 10th Jul 2016 11:00amLocal raceGreat Hucklow

£5 EOD. Great Hucklow Primary School. Junior races also.

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6.2mi, 1115ftSK176780
SK17 8RG
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Sun 10th Jul 2016 11:15amLocal racePeak Forest

£5 EOD. Registration at Peak Forest Reading Room. Parking on recreation ground. Refreshments available.

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6mi, 650ftSK115795
SK17 8EG
Mon 11th Jul 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (8)

Wicken Wizz. Park at Dog and Partridge pub on A628. Start/finish - access gate SE183010; CP1 Sheepfold SK172993; CP2 Skaratt Stone SK166991; CP3 Ruin SE163000 - stay within Access land to finish.

Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. Full route map on Nicky's site.

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Wed 13th Jul 2016 7:30pmLocal raceBamford Carnival

£5 EOD. Bamford Recreation Ground.

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4.5mi, 1001ftSK206829click
Wed 13th Jul 2016 7:30pmLocal raceBlack Rocks

£4 EOD. From Matlock Rugby Club, Cromford Meadows, nr Matlock.

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5.6mi, 820ftSK304569click
Wed 13th Jul 2016 6:45pmClub runBroomhead

The annual foray down the Mortimer Road for thems what don't fancy Bamford Carnival.

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Sat 16th Jul 2016 4:00pmDPFR raceLoxley Lunge

If you've still not done the Lunge, then the 40@40 provides the perfect excuse to tick this DP classic off your bucket list. The usual time trial format from RO Dave Holmes' mansion, to wit you start any time you like between 4pm and 7pm, post your time on the garage door upon your return, then settle down to enjoy the BYO BBQ and beer drinking in Dave's back garden.

All welcome, so long as you understand that the course is somewhere on the spectrum between 'idiosyncratic' and 'dangerous', and that you take part ENTIRELY at your own risk. Dave is liable to lay on some superior home brew, but please do bring along something to barbecue and drink. It would also help if you let Dave know in advance that you're coming, 'so that he knows how many baps to buy'.

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3mi, 750ftSK307898
S6 6RR
Sat 16th Jul 2016 6:00pmOtherRAB Evening mini MM
£11 PE; £14 EOD. Two hour score navigation event, somewhere in Peak District. Exact location to be revealed 1 month before event. Start times between 6pm and 7pm.
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Mon 18th Jul 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 6

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league.

A counter in the Local League
4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Wed 20th Jul 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSome you Win - Some you Lose

A welcome return for this DP jaunt, last run in 2008. Checkpoints and route description for 2008 event available from link on full calendar entry; RO Jim Fulton will no doubt fill us in on any alterations to the route anon.

A counter in the 40@40 League
7.7mi, 2700ftSK169846
Thu 21st Jul 2016 7:30pmLocal raceSheldon

£5 EOD. Outside Cock & Pullet, Main St, Sheldon.

A counter in the Local League
4mi, 531ftSK175688
DE45 1QS
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Sat 23rd Jul 2016 2:00pmOtherLingmell Dash

£5 EOD. Start time tbc. From Wasdale Head Inn carpark. All proceeds to Wasdale MRT.

A counter in the Carshare League
4.5mi, 2500ftNY187088
CA20 1EX
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Sun 24th Jul 2016 11:00amLocal raceHolme Moss

£6 PE; £7 EOD. Cartworth Moor Cricket Club, nr Holmfirth. Food and drink after the event. Pre-entries to organiser by Fri. July 15th.

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15.8mi, 4216ftSE134067
HD9 2TU
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Mon 25th Jul 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (9)
UTMBamford.Start 7pm - Park on the road (free) or the Heatherdene Pay & Display car park (£2.50 all day 24 hr cameras it says). Start gate leading to woods from Heatherdene car park. Checkpoints on the Map on Nicky's site. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs.
SK202854click
Wed 27th Jul 2016 6:30pmClub runSportsman


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Thu 28th Jul 2016 7:30pmLocal raceStoney Middleton

£5 EOD. Stoney Middleton playing field.

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5.3mi, 656ftSK236752click
Mon 1st Aug 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (10)
Hurkling Howler. Meet Low Bradfield - car park below dam wall. Visits Emlin Trig, direct to Hurkling Stones and back via Bailey Hill. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. Full route map and CPs on Nicky's site.
SK261919click
Tue 2nd Aug 2016 7:30pmLocal raceParwich Panoramic Five

£5 EOD. Sycamore Inn, Parwich.

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5.3mi, 656ftSK187544
DE6 1QA
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Wed 3rd Aug 2016 7:30pmLocal raceCracken Edge
£4 EOD. Register at Kinder MRT HQ, behind George Hotel, Hayfield. Use main bus station car park. Counter in Hayfield Championship. Run by and to raise funds for Kinder MRT. Toilets

in Sett Valley Trail car park.

A counter in the Local League
7mi, 1450ftSK037869
SK22 2JE
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Wed 3rd Aug 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceBlackden Beast

It is our good fortune that the fortieth anniversary falls in an Olympic year, ensuring that this quadrennial instant classic (first run in recognition of the brown vests who just missed selection to the 2012 London Games) can take its rightful place as part of the 40@40 league. RO Andy Harmer has confirmed the route will be as it was in 2012, viz:

park at layby on Snake Road at SK130895 (limited space, please carshare)

Start: Footbridge SK131893

  1. Dean Hill (marked by Graham's fine crocheted 'DP flag'*) SK132890
  2. Madwoman Stones SK137881
  3. Wall End SK128885
  4. Boulder (large; aka 'Bob's Rock') SK123881
  5. Dunge Clough, wall end SK123893
  6. Holly tree by wall SK126889
  7. Dean Hill SK132890

Finish at the cars SK130895

* Perhaps Nicky could also be persuaded to bring along her rather more streamlined, but somewhat taller too, DP event sail - to mark the finish ... and how about an outing for Mr Fulton in his best woolen DP vest and shorts?

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4.15mi, 2400ftSK130895
Thu 4th Aug 2016 7:30pmOtherBluebell 2

£5 PE & EOD. From Bluebell Inn near Belper. Limited car parking. Too far south to count in the local league.

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Fri 5th Aug 2016 7:00pmLocal raceSalt Cellar

£4 PE using FRA standard entry form. £5 EOD. Includes post race cake. Register at Fairholmes car park. Race starts below dam wall.

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6.8mi, 1594ftSK173893
S33 0AQ
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Sat 6th Aug 2016 9:30amLocal raceHalf Tour of Bradwell

£11 pre-entry rising to £14 (June) and £18 (July). Limited EOD at £19 (ring in advance). Bradwell Sports Club. Electronic timing. Based on first section of Long Tour.

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15.5mi, 3182ftSK175818
S33 9ST
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Sat 6th Aug 2016 9:00amLocal raceLong Tour of Bradwell

£13 pre-entry, increasing to £16 (June) and £19 (July). Limited EOD £21 (ring in advance). Bradwell Sports Club. Electronic timing.

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32.7mi, 7218ftSK175818
S33 9ST
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Sat 6th Aug 2016 11:00amEng champBorrowdale

£11 pre-entry only on official form only obtainable after May 31st from website. Limit 500. Rosthwaite village, Borrowdale. Counter also in the Lakeland Classics.

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Sun 7th Aug 2016 11:00amLocal raceJames Thorn

£5 PE or EOD. Registration and parking at Glossop Golf Club. Race starts from Royal Oak.

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5mi, 1611ftSK051939
SK17 3PU
Mon 8th Aug 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 7

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league.

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4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Wed 10th Aug 2016 7:30pmLocal raceEccles Pike

£4 EOD. Navigation Inn, Bugsworth Canal Basin, Buxworth.

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3.4mi, 1000ftSK023821
SK23 7NE
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Wed 10th Aug 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceDark Peak Stones

From Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park. RO Ken Jones. To include (at least) the White, Head, Buck and Cowper Stones. Sportsman after.

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Thu 11th Aug 2016 7:15pmLocal raceDenis Stitt Memorial Race

£4.50 EOD.Cartworth Moor Cricket Club, nr Holmfirth.

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3.7mi, 1214ftSE134067
HD9 2TU
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Thu 11th Aug 2016 7:00pmLocal raceRicky's Race

£4 EOD. Three Stags Heads, Darley Bridge.

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4.5mi, 787ftSK269619click
Sat 13th Aug 2016 2:30pmLocal raceTegg's Nose

£3 EOD plus £3 entry to Trials Field, Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield. Held in conjunction with Sheepdog Trials. No training on route and no dogs. Proceeds to East Cheshire Hospice or other charity.

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8mi, 1722ftSJ923716
SK11 0HE
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Sun 14th Aug 2016 11:00amOtherSedbergh Hills

£7 EOD. People's Hall, Howgill Lane, Sedbergh. English Championship long counter. NO race parking on Howgill Lane -see website for parking instructions.

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14mi, 6000ftSD655923click
Mon 15th Aug 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceSummer Series (11)

Birchin. Park at Birchin Clough car park. Start 7pm steps over the A57 / Snake road. CP1 - SK106913 Bend on fence, CP2 - SK097898 Mushroom Stone (Fairbrook Naze), CP3 - SK104894 Stream Junction (Upper Seal Clough). Finish - Steps. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs.

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Wed 17th Aug 2016 6:30pmClub runSportsman
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Sat 20th Aug 2016 11:00amEng champPendle Three Peaks

Women's race 11am; men's race 11.15am. £11 pre-entry only from 10th January via website; limit 600. Please car share, parking info on website. Map available via website. Venue The Pendle Inn, Barley.

9.9mi, 2854ftSD821405click
Sun 21st Aug 2016 10:00amDPFR raceGreat Urban Fell Race

Our anniversary year could not, of course, pass without a rare running of this most genuine of DP articles complete, we would hope, with Mr Hayman's ring of sausages to the winner, and a large bowl of something tasty to all runners in the pub afterwards.

Date and final details to be confirmed with the club chaplain; but we can expect:

Start at 10 am, from the Cobden View Hotel, Crookes, with post-race refreshment and debriefing from 12 noon.

The route (about 10m with about 1500 feet of ascent) visits the following landmarks:

1) Shirecliffe Hill viewing platform (still? vandalised),

2) Wincobank Hill iron-age camp and trig point (site of),

3) Footbridge over railway below Wardsend Cemetery,

4) Lamp-post at top corner of the Bolehills, end of Longfield Road (be sure to touch it).

... we may even provide some grid references in due course.

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S10 1HQ
Mon 22nd Aug 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 8

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league.

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Wed 24th Aug 2016 6:45pmClub runBirchin Clough

Roll up roll up for the last summer run over Bleaklow ... or Kinder, perhaps?

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Thu 25th Aug 2016 7:00pmLocal racePilsley

£5 EOD only. Starts outside Devonshire Arms. Please park at Chatsworth Farm Shop or Penrose car park to ease congestion in village. Slightly shorter route this year with less tarmac promised.

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6.1mi, 804ftSK242711
DE45 1UL
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Sun 28th Aug 2016 11:00amLocal raceBradbourne

£5 PE & EOD. Kids races too from 10.20am.. Village Hall, Bradbourne. Start/finish 1km away.

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5.5mi, 850ftSK209526click
Sun 28th Aug 2016 11:00amLocal raceCrowden Horseshoe

£5 PE & EOD. Crowden campsite, nr Woodhead, off A628.

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8mi, 1699ftSK073993
Tue 30th Aug 2016 6:30pmLocal raceBarrel Inn

£6 PE by Aug 27th on form from website. £8 EOD. Registration Eyam Sports Pavilion from 5.30pm.

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6.5mi, 1509ftSK216767
S32 5QP
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Wed 31st Aug 2016 6:30pmClub runStrines

The nights be drawing in, so be sure to bring your head torch.

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Fri 2nd Sep 2016 6:30pmLocal raceGreat Longstone Chase

£5 EOD. Kids fun run at 5.30pm. Recreation Ground, Great Longstone.

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4.8mi, 951ftSK201716click
Fri 2nd Sep 2016 7:00pmOtherThornbridge Weekend

Annual club camping weekend at Thornbridge Hall for all the family, Friday evening to Sunday pm. The campsite had already been booked out for the bank holiday weekend before we came calling, so we're a week later on this occasion.

Expect the usual fun and games including Ashford-in-the-Water fell race (finishing in-the-water); kids fell race; Friday night something or other - following the Great Longstone Chase for the keener amongst us; cake & cava in the Sat late afternoon sunshine (not guaranteed); BBQ Sat night (bring something to blacken, and an instrument for entertainment if you aspire to such things); three-legged orienteering; kids & big kids cyclo-cross race; plus plenty of opportunities to cycle on the Monsal trail, run off your hangover on Longstone Edge on the Sunday morning, or just hang out on the campsite.

All welcome, especially new members, and do bring kids and partners. Surprising though it may seem, many have come away reporting themselves very satisfied with their DP 'full immersion' experience. The facilities are remarkably sophisticated for a DP event, including 'luxury' industrial kitchen, hot showers and loads of room to run around outside and in. Last year they charged £10 per adult per night/day and £5 for kids (under 5s go free). After several years of sterling service, Kirsty and Simon are stepping down as organisers, to be replaced by Bronwen and Tim Ray ... which means at least one of our new organisers will have some nous about them (so much so that the dates for 2017 are already booked, instantly going one better than the Pattons).

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Sat 3rd Sep 2016 10:30amLocal raceLongshaw Sheepdog Trials
£5 EOD. Longshaw Lodge, Sheffield-Hathersage Road. According to the best dressed RO in the club: "Part of the

world's oldest sheepdog trials; pay to enter, run for nowt! Real ale". Succinctly put, Jim.

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6mi, 1001ftSK265800click
Sat 3rd Sep 2016 11:00amDPFR raceThornbridge

Part of the club's annual Thornbridge weekend, but you don't need to be camping to pitch up. The classic Ashford-on-the-water route, provided always that sufficient numbers of entrants can remember it, culminating with a compulsory dip in the water at the finish. Some kind of kids race is also likely from the campsite in the afternoon, should you wish to make a day of it with the family (but haven't the heart to commit them to the full overnight extravaganza).

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6miSK195698
Sun 4th Sep 2016 10:30amLocal raceTotley Exterminator

£5 PE; £7 EOD. Cricket Inn, Totley. Last counter in the Totley Fell Race Series. Showers and toilets available in Club's pavilion.

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16mi, 4232ftSK301800click
Sun 4th Sep 2016 11:00amLocal raceShelf Moor

£4 EOD. Scout Hut, Old Glossop. Race start 15 min walk from registration.

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5.7mi, 1499ftSK042949click
Mon 5th Sep 2016 6:30pmDPFR raceSummer Series (12)

Note earlier start at 6.30pm for final race of the series. New start location at Brogging House - either park on the road or possibly down rough lane (see location map on Nicky's site for more details). Start/Finish Brogging Gantry (SK230906); CP1 Footbridge (233906); CP2 Boots Folly (230899); CP3 Ruin (236888); CP4 Grouse Butt no.1 (240891); CP5 Footbridge (233906).. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. For route map see Nicky's site (in time). Expect cakes, or other consumables, for series prizes in Strines Inn afterwards.

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Wed 7th Sep 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceBurbage Summer Sharpener 3
Subject to final confirmation by RO Dave Holmes. Meet Upper Burbage Bridge car park. Route/rules to be revealed on the night, but expect a bit of navigation (so be sure to bring a compass and pen). There's probably a small fee to enter and/or for waterproof map bags. Be prepared for midges. The latter notwithstanding, always a good night out. Sportsman, including series prize giving, afterwards.
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Sat 10th Sep 2016 10:00amLocal raceNine Edges Race

£25 PE only on-line on website from April 14th. Linear course from Fairholmes car park. Fund raiser for Edale Mountain Rescue Team. Sponsorship is encouraged. No toilets.

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20.4mi, 2930ftSK174894click
Sun 11th Sep 2016 11:00amLocal racePadfield Plum Fair Scamper

£5 PE & EOD. Padfield Recreation Ground, nr Hadfield. Kids races too.

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5.5mi, 1050ftSK031962
Sun 11th Sep 2016 11:00amOtherBluebell 3

£5 PE & EOD. From Bluebell Inn near Belper. Limited car parking. Too far south to count in the local league.

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Mon 12th Sep 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 9

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league. Last in the series, which generally means fancy dress for them what does such things.

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4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Wed 14th Sep 2016 6:45pmWarts runFairholmes

Dust down your head torch and fill up your flask ... it's wartin' season again. Hurrah.

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Wed 14th Sep 2016 6:30pmClub Road runSportsman
First club road fun of the autumn/winter from hut (behind Sportsman). Light coloured clothing or high visibility jacket recommended, plus head torch, wind/waterproof, hat & gloves as conditions dictate. Newbies should make themselves known at the start to the person calling the route.
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Sat 17th Sep 2016 2:00pmLocal raceLantern Pike

£8 entry to show includes race fee. Final counter in Hayfield Championship. Country Show and Sheepdog Trials. Kids races from noon.

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5mi, 1050ftSK035886click
Sat 17th Sep 2016 1:00pmBrit champMerrick Hill

£4 EOD. See website for entry details. There may be entries on the day if the race isn't full. Venue Bruce's Stone, Glentrool, Nr Newton Stewart.

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8.4mi, 3281ftNX427855
DG8 6SU
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Sat 17th Sep 2016 11:00amLakeland ClassicsThree Shires

£10 pre-entry ONLY between 1st May and 10th Sept. Registration atThree Shires Inn, Little Langdale. 'Entrants need appropriate navigation and mountaincraft skills', it says, but Ashley's a regular completer, so it can't be that tricky can it?

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Sun 18th Sep 2016 11:00amLocal raceStanage Struggle

£5 EOD. Registration from 9.30am. Hathersage Primary School. Toilet & changing facilities. Field parking if dry. Refreshments available. NO DOGS on school field. Kids fun run also.

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6.2mi, 1165ftSK235817click
Thu 22nd Sep 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceEquinox Dash

The (emergent) brainchild of Loxley C, RO, involving a quick sprint from Redmires to Hordron and Bamford Stone Circles, in celebration of the autumnal equinox. May involve toasting the setting sun with whiskey too. Then again, it may not. 40@40 league's already full, so we're keeping this in reserve as a possible counter if needed. More details to follow in due course.

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Sat 24th Sep 2016 11:00amDPFR raceRoyal Dungworth

The annual tour of farm tracks and stiles in and around Dungworth, complete with RO Alan Yates' very particular take on a prize giving. Register at the sports pavilion below the pub car park, and be certain not to miss the chips in the Royal pub afterwards. Always a pleasant run out with friends.

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5mi, 900ftSK282899
S6 6HF
Sat 1st Oct 2016 11:00amDPFR raceRivelin Foxtrot

Start/Finish Sportsman. RO Mike Hayes, reprising a once regular thrash through the thicker undergrowth of the Rivelin Valley. Previously run as a handicap event with a chasing start, the Calendar is exploring with Mike the possibility of a 21st century mash up of the Foxtrot and 'Dobbin' or 'Weights' Race ... confirmation one way or another, and full details, to follow.

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Sun 2nd Oct 2016 9:15amOtherHodgson Brothers Mountain Relay

The renamed (it would seem) Ian Hodgson Relays from King George V playing fields, Patterdale. Refer to club captains (Helen and Rob) for team selections.

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Wed 5th Oct 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceHunter Wreck Race

RO Andy Harmer. Exact date tbc. Park on Windy Bank, at top of Wilkin Hill. Slower runners start at 6.45, others at 7.00. Little climb, but our RO has leavened the mix with a bit of rough ground and enough indistinct features to insure you'll be running around in ever decreasing circles. Inexperienced warts should very definitely consider running in pairs/groups ... as should the rest of us, if conditions dictate.

Start - fell gate (243925); CP1 - New Cross (rems of, 215927); CP2 - Hunter Wreck (208943, or SK2085594342 to be more precise); CP3 Emlin Trig (240934); Finish at fell gate (243925, as per start).

For reasons known only to Andy, the Dukes Drive is out of bounds east of Flint Hill. The recommended line back from the wreck follows the 'corridor route', which crosses Hobson Moss Dike (220938) via Tom's 'better than some' ruin (220940), the rocks on Wet Slack and the Wet Slack Ridge. And having tried it last year, I would definitely not recommend returning via Thornseat Moor.

Kit: Full waterproof body cover & spare layers for winter mountain weather, head torch with spare batteries or backup torch, whistle, compass & map, & survival / bothy bag all deemed essential. A mobile phone will do no harm either.

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9km, 250mSK245927click
Sat 8th Oct 2016 10:00amLocal raceCurbar Commotion

£5 PE; £6 EOD. Note new venue (we think) - Curbar Primary School. All proceeds to the school.

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8.9mi, 1322ftSK248739click
Sat 8th Oct 2016 11:00amEng champLangdale Horseshoe

£10 PE only - online on the SportIdent website from 1st August. Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. Car share if possible.

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LA22 9JY
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Sun 9th Oct 2016 9:00amDPFR raceReservoir Rogaine

New for the 40@40 is this navigational race with a kiwi twist from Glen Borrell (RO). Visit as many of the 40 controls as you can within three hours, starting and finishing from Fairholmes. More details to follow when Glen's got his act together.

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SK172893
S33 0AQ
Sat 15th Oct 2016 10:00amBrit champBritish Relay Championships

To be hosted by Glasgow-based Westerlands Cross Country Club. Venue, timings etc. to be confirmed. Refer to club captains (Helen and Rob) for team selections.

Sun 16th Oct 2016 11:00amLocal raceWindgather

£10 EOD including Forestry Commission fee. Burbage Institute, Bishops Lane, Buxton. Check website for RO's Rules & Conditions.

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13.5mi, 2500ftSK044730
SK17 6UL
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Sat 22nd Oct 2016 11:30amOtherGreat Whernside

£5 EOD. Start field, Scabbate Gate, Kettlewell. Please do not park in the former campsite; alternative parking is being sourced, or park in main car park.

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4mi, 1558ftSD975726
BD23 5RH
Sun 23rd Oct 2016 10:30amLocal raceStuart Learmouth Wirksworth Undulator

£5 EOD. Stoney Woods, Wirksworth, on B5023.

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Sun 23rd Oct 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 1 of 4

3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.

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Wed 26th Oct 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceGreat Urban Night Race

Date tbc. So good, they ran it twice ... as it were ... The Great Urban Fell Race (night version), followed by an 'autumn BBQ', from RO Tim Tett's gaff. Further details in due course.

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Sat 29th Oct 2016 10:30amLocal raceGrin and Bear It

£10 PE cheques to "Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team"; £12 EOD. From Langsett Barn. Kit checks pre/post race. Race HQ has toilets, changing and rest area. Car parking at HQ with more nearby and minibus shuttle if required. "Manned" checkpoints on course, feed station. Printed maps on sale and free to competitors. Hot food/drinks at end plus cake sale; prizes in usual categories. Organised by and ALL profits to Woodhead MRT.

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15.9mi, 1939ftSE211005
S36 4GY
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Sun 30th Oct 2016 9:30amDPFR raceEdale Circle

RO Dave Sykes.

Start from Odin mine bus stop. Take especial care to keep to public rights of way when crossing farmland in the Edale valley as we need to keep on the right side of land owners. All roads out of bounds except for two short unavoidable stretches - see weblink for checkpoints and further info. Suggested 9am start for early birds. FRA kit recommended.A counter in the 40@40 League
9mi, 3500ftSK134835
Sat 5th Nov 2016 10:00amDPFR raceRivelin Skyline

RO Dave Lund. Details to follow, just so soon as Dave can extract them from Tim Tett ...

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Sun 6th Nov 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 2 of 4
3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.
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Sat 12th Nov 2016 10:00amDPFR raceClub Championships

Venue and organiser to be confirmed ... but this is the date and time.

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Sat 12th Nov 2016 7:00pmOtherClub Dinner

Garrison Hotel, Hillsborough. Further details from the Chair in due course

Sun 13th Nov 2016 11:30amLocal raceLeg it Round Lathkil

£5 EOD. Part of Lathkil Hotel's "Fun Day" including kids race. All proceeds to "Children in Need" appeal.

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DE45 1JE
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Sun 13th Nov 2016 10:30amLocal raceRoaches

£6 EOD. Meerbrook Village Hall. Parking near village hall is limited. Overflow at Tittesworth Reservoir pay and display car park.

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Wed 16th Nov 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceSnake Inn Race

RO Bob Berzins. Date and route to be confirmed in due course.

Notes from the organiser:

If you have not done a night race before, you must run as a pair. Full kit including spare torch required. Bothy/survival bag and mobile phone also strongly recommended. Expect to be out for 2 hours. Please bring a map of the larger area - if appalling weather there will be an alternative route.

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Sat 19th Nov 2016 9:30amDPFR raceNorth Grain There and Back

Graham B's Birthday Race makes a welcome 40@40 return in the RO's 72nd year chiefly, it seems, because the race is too good to wait until his 80th for a repeat. With some stalwarts taking over 3 hours to complete in its inaugural running, there will again be an earlier 9am start for the less fleet of foot. This is a challenging route across classic remote Dark Peak terrain, requiring full FRA kit, mobile phone, bivvy bag and emergency food. Greener runners may want to pair up if the weather is inclement and/or the clag is down.

Route as in 2014:-

Start: King's Tree (SK167938)
1: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
2: Upper North Grain Cabin (ruined) (SK103934)
3: Westend River Sheepfold (nr. Ravens Clough) (SK131946)
4: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
Finish: King's Tree (SK167938)

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13.5km, 800mSK167938
Sun 20th Nov 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 3 of 4
3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.
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Sat 26th Nov 2016 10:30amDPFR raceWarts' Revenge

Annual pilgrimage across Rud Hill via, or rather under, Burbage Bridge, up the Plummet, over Higger, down to the Mitchell Field finger post, up Callow Bank (all the way to top please), across to the Cowper Stone, wet feet to Stanedge Pole (remains of), then homeward along the routinely bleak Friar's Ridge to Rud Hill (again), and by one of a number of lines through the quarries to the finish. Post-race liquids in the Norfolk Arms to celebrate our survival. Electrical prizes this year, it is to be hoped, will be provided oncemore from the Alladin's Cave that is Austin's cellar.

Not much climb, but that is more than made up for by the rough and wet terrain - and as last year's participants fully demonstrated, surprisingly easy to mess up the lines too. A race which should not to be underestimated by the uninitiated. Full FRA kit and mobile phone recommended. Starts at the access point on Ringinglow Road. See link for location of controls. RO Willy Kitchen.

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8mi, 1050ftSK278835click
Sun 27th Nov 2016 8:15amOtherRab MMM Round 1
£19.50 PE; £24 EOD. 4 hour score navigation event; Peak District location tbc one month prior. See website for pre-entry and further details. Waterproof Harveys map and post-race lunch included in entry fee. Fourthof four in series (two in Peak, two in Lakes).
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Sat 3rd Dec 2016 9:45amDPFR raceThree Tops

Plodders start at 9.45am; whippets follow at 10am. Meet Midhope bend. CP1 and 5 is the access gate at SK 208 994, then visit the three tops - Margery Hill, Pike Low and Outer Edge - in whatever order you choose. RO Ian Winterburn asks that we carshare since parking is limited. Full FRA AL kit recommended, plus mobile phone, foil bivvy and emergency food.

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8.5mi, 1100ftSK214995
Sun 4th Dec 2016 11:00amLocal raceGravy Pud

£5 PE & EOD. Bulls Head, Tintwistle. Very informal cake competition as well. Best cakes win prizes. Park respectfully of village residents and car share where possible.

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SK13 1JY
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Sat 10th Dec 2016 10:30amDPFR raceBurbage Nuts

RO Ken Jones. Looks like the official Nuts race hasn't be run since 2005, so let's hope Ken can remember where it goes. Starts and finishes at the top of Porter Clough, by way of Houndkirk Hill, Higgar Tor, Stanage Pole and Rud Hill ... and involves, if we are to believe wikipedia, the collection of a variety of "... fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible". Well we shall see. A bit more clarity on checkpoints etc. to follow in due course.

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Sun 11th Dec 2016 11:00amLocal raceLitton Christmas Cracker

PE £5; EOD £7. Litton Village Hall.

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SK17 8QX
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Sun 11th Dec 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 4 of 4
3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.
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Sat 17th Dec 2016 11:00amDPFR raceHeadstone Headache

ROs and past members Pete & Trish Kohn (with a little help from Tim T) revive a former DP classic last run nineteen years ago (following which permission to run the race as an open eventwas withdrawn by the landowner). That final (8th) running was chiefly made notable, it would appear, by Andy Harmer opting to run the final mile or so of the race on tarmac. The finer details of the route will be revealed in due course, but we understand it to involve - at the very least - a circuit of the goalposts outside the Sportsman and a visit to the eponymous Headstone. Just in from the chair: "The route is: Start on edge of playing fields car park, around the far goal posts (to split up the field which at times exceeded 200!) back past the start/line, out the gate, along to 3 merry lads garden – all other roads are out of bounds – then any route to/from the headstone (but not through the back garden of the house by the car park/dam wall). Some of the old route is overgrown but, like the Foxtrot, will just add to the challenge of the event – we aren't interested in records!" Ideal preparation for the Crookstone Crashout on the morrow then.

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Sun 18th Dec 2016 9:30amDPFR raceCrookstone and Beyond

The 66th running of the race will start/finish as usual from Rowlee bridge, SK150891. Route to be confirmed as and when, but assuming we've run the crashout proper in June, then we can expect some thrashing around on the sides of Kinder to prepare us for a full week of festivities running up to Xmas.

Early start 09-30; whippets 09-50. Full FRA kit, survival bag and mobile phone all strongly recommended.

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Mon 26th Dec 2016 10:30amDPFR raceBoxing Day Bogtrot

Possibly the finest DP antidote to your Christmas hangover, to be followed this year by the official 40@40 prize giving.

Register in lay-by at top of Lady Canning's Plantation between 10 and 10:15 am (allowing ten minutes slow walk to start). Start/finish at Oxstones SK 27934 83127 at 10:30 am. Full FRA kit strongly recommended. Further details to follow in due course.

Marilyn's magnificent soup, prize giving, and other assorted refreshments afterwards at 33 Bents Drive (just down the road, first street on right before Hammer and Pincers).

A counter in the 40@40 League
7.7km, 220mSK278835
Sat 31st Dec 2016 10:00amLocal raceBowstones

£6 PE; £7 EOD if not full. Boar's Head, Higher Poynton. Registration opens 9am. Fancy dress optional.

A counter in the Local League
6.8mi, 1066ftSJ943833
SK12 1TE
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Tue 30th May 2017 8:00pmLocal raceHallam Chase

'The oldest fell race in the world' with a novel handicapping twist. Pre-entries strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment. See website for further details.

A counter in the Local League
3.25mi, 800ftSK313867click
Fri 25th Aug 2017 7:00pmOtherThornbridge Weekend

Annual club camping weekend at Thornbridge Hall for all the family, Friday evening to Sunday pm ... and in the calendar fully eighteen months in advance, thereby indicating the hyper-efficiency of the new regime (if not of its tractors).

Expect the usual fun and games including Ashford-in-the-Water fell race (finishing in-the-water); kids fell race; Friday night something or other; cake & cava in the Sat late afternoon sunshine (not guaranteed); BBQ Sat night (bring something to blacken, and an instrument for entertainment if you aspire to such things); three-legged orienteering; kids & big kids cyclo-cross race; plus plenty of opportunities to cycle on the Monsal trail, run off your hangover on Longstone Edge on the Sunday morning, or just hang out on the campsite.

All welcome, especially new members, and do bring kids and partners. Surprising though it may seem, many have come away reporting themselves very satisfied with their DP 'full immersion' experience. The facilities are remarkably sophisticated for a DP event, including 'luxury' industrial kitchen, hot showers and loads of room to run around outside and in. Last year they charged £10 per adult per night/day and £5 for kids (under 5s go free). Bookings and expressions of interest etc., in due course, to Bronwen and Tim Ray.

SK198710
Sat 26th Aug 2017 11:00amDPFR raceThornbridge
Part of the club's annual Thornbridge weekend, but you don't need to be camping to pitch up. The classic Ashford-on-the-water route, provided always that sufficient numbers of entrants can remember it, culminating with a compulsory dip in the water at the finish. Some kind of kids race is also likely from the campsite in the afternoon, should you wish to make a day of it with the family (but haven't the heart to commit them to the full overnight extravaganza).A counter in the 40@40 League
6miSK195698
Tue 29th May 2018 8:00pmLocal raceHallam Chase

'The oldest fell race in the world' with a novel handicapping twist. Pre-entries strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment. See website for further details.

A counter in the Local League
3.25mi, 800ftSK313867click
Sat 7th Dec 2024 9:30amDPFR raceNorth Grain There and Back

Graham Berry's one-off 70th birthday race was such a gem that the webmaster and calendar agreed in the pub immediately following that we cannot let Graham's 80th pass without a repeat running.  With a winning time on a fine day in December 2014 of 2hrs 15mins, and some stalwarts taking over 3 hours, the 9am start certainly needs retaining for the increasingly more mature.  As to other arrangements - all in good time, folks, all in good time.

S: King's Tree (SK167938)
1: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
2: Upper North Grain Cabin (ruined) (SK103934)
3: Westend River Sheepfold (nr. Ravens Clough) (SK131946)
4: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
F: King's Tree (SK167938)

13.5km, 800mSK167938