Distance: 11.5km (7.1 miles)
Ascent: 290m (950 ft)
Race HQ: The Lathkil Hotel, School Lane, Over Haddon, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JE
Cost: £5 (FRA members), £6 (non members) - entry on the day only
Entry Limit: not stated
Start Time: 11.30am
Running from the Hotel through the village, the course descends into Lathkil Dale (to Lathkil Lodge) where the seniors turn right to run west and up the dale. After two miles of part track (good running) and rocky path (which can be slippy), the route then takes a left over Sheepwash Bridge leaving Lathkil Dale for a short stretch of Cales Dale. Bearing left and over a style, steps then take you steeply out of Cales Dale and on to open fields.
Continuing to climb steadily for a half mile you reach the high point of the route as you pass around Calling Low Farm, at about 1050’. Following the route of the Limestone Way, across open fields, you will then be marshalled down Moor Lane for a few hundred yards, and then left over the fields before crossing Back Lane. Climbing the drystone wall stile you will now have Over Haddon in view and the white buildings of the Hotel.
Head towards the village, over more open fields, passing through Meadow Place Grange. Do not turn right as you enter the farm but straight across the yard to join a concession path over the field and to the edge of the dale. Through the gate the course winds its way down Meadow Place Wood and back to Lathkil Lodge. Crossing the footbridge, turn immediately right to follow the dale as it drops towards Conksbury Bridge.
At the bridge you will be directed up the road for hundred yards where, at a sharp bend in the road, you take the footpath to the left. The final half mile climbs steadily out of the dale and as you enter the last field the finish will be in sight. Follow the funnel to the finish outside the hotel.
For more information, please see the event website below (currently has 2022 information on it):-
Race map below:-
Entry on the day only