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Holme Moss Fell Race, 2012

Sunday 15 July 2012.

Entry fee: £5.00 (£6.50 0n the day)
Please send entries to Russell Banham, 11 Hillhouse Cottages, Holmfirth, HD9  2RL

Registration form here (Word doc)

Course map here (JPG, 1Mb)

(note: CHANGED COURSE now contouring UNDER Twizle Head Moss skyline)

25.5 km and 1285m of Climb.

Map refs. from Ordnance Survey Landranger Series Sheet 110.

Registration and the Race Finish are both at the Cartworth Moor Cricket Club at Cartworth Moor, about one mile south of Holmfirth. Grid reference is 134067 and (for sat nav. users) the post code is HD9 2TU. The Race Start (133059) is about half a mile from Registration.

  • From the Start, the track descends and then rises to meet the road (130050). Bear left on the road to Check Point 1 (130046).
  • Turning off the road through the gate on the right, a track then leads onto open moorland. The (then flagged) course descends steeply to Riding Wood, turns left along the path down to the bottom of Ramsden Clough (121043) and crosses the stream via the metal bridge. Ascend to the ruined wall corner then bear right above the forestation before turning left to contour (approx 400m) below Twizle Head Moss skyline. Ascend via the gate to the Car Park on the A6024 at Holme Moss. Turn left at the Car Park following the road for a short distance before crossing the road (using the race marshals) to the drinks station in the upper car park. (096036).
  • Leaving the drinks station, drop directly down to Heyden Brook, cross and climb to the top of Tooleyshaw Moor to Check Point 2 (085030) using the fence stile en route. The course now follows the path over White Low, West End Moss and Hey Moss and down to the drinks station and Check Point 3 at Crowden (070996).
  • From Crowden take the flagged track up the valley to the right of Crowden Brook. Cross the footbridge on the left and follow the flagged path which later ascends steeply to the peat banking near the top of Bareholme Moss and Check Point 4 (068009).
  • Contour left from Check Point 4 and then descend steeply (taking great care) to Crowden Great Brook and take the steep climb to the top of Laddow Rocks and Check Point 5 (057016) on the Pennine Way. Turn north following the Pennine Way to the Trig Point and Check Point 6 at Black Hill (078047).
  • From Black Hill the flagged course passes around Heyden Head back to the parking area at Holme Moss and Check Point (7) (096036).
  • It is very important that runners keep precisely to the flagged course from Black Hill to Heyden Head. This area is being regenerated by Natural England and any damage to the sensitive peat banking will seriously jeopardise the future of this event.
  • Now on the final leg, cross the road (again using the race marshals), turn left down the road and access the moor again via the gate below (and in front of) the car park. Descend and then contour along to Ramsden Clough following the same route as the outward journey.
  • Cross the stream and follow the taped route to the left alongside Riding Wood, later ascending back up onto the moor, along the track to the road and Check Point 1. Turn left down the road and then take the track to the right (130050). This track leads directly to the Finish at Cartworth Moor Cricket Club.

IMPORTANT: These notes are for general guidance only. This is a challenging category AL fell race suitable only for experienced fell runners. Navigation skills are essential and FRA safety requirements are mandatory.

 

 

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