Distance: 9.5km (5.9 miles)
Ascent: 496m (1,627 ft)
Race HQ: St Thomas Heptonstall Church, Church Street, Heptonstall, HX7 7NT
Cost: £5 -Entry On The Day Only
Entry Limit: not stated.
Start Time: 11.30am
Starting in the hilltop village of Heptonstall, the route plunges deep into a neighbouring valley before finding its way to the top of a nearby peak. It then returns in similar fashion. So yes, that does mean you finish with an almighty uphill struggle.
There’s a right mix of terrain. Cobbles to start with then some grassy fields, muddy slopes, rocky bridleway and open moorland, some of it pathless.
Look up occasionally and you’ll get some great views.
Entry on the day only – £5