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57A details (8th May)


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 can not 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

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.