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Friday 4th September 2020 – The Peak District Ultra

An ultra distance trail race for runners and long distance hikers, based in Castleton, with options of 100, 50 and 33 miles. The 100 mile race starts in the evening of the 4th of September and involves a 50 mile loop in the Dark Peak area and after returning to Castleton, a 50 mile loop in the White Peak area. The 50 mile and 33 mile races start in the morning on the 5th of September. The 50 mile route uses the same loop in the White Peak area as the longer 100 mile race and the 33 mile route is a shortened version of that loop. The Dark Peak loop is entirely on public rights of way, with the exception of a 2 mile stretch along Derwent Edge which uses a well trodden path within access land. From Castleton it heads north via Edale and the Pennine Way to Woodhead Reservoir, east along the Trans Pennine Trail to Langsett Reservoir, south on a bridleway over Midhope Moors to Howden Reservoir, up Abbey Bank onto Derwent Edge, and then back to Castleton on various footpaths and bridleways via Moscar House, Ladybower, Win Hill and Lose Hill. The White Peak loop is entirely on public rights of way. It leaves Castleton via the minor road to Dirtlow Rake and Bradwell, from where it picks up various footpaths, bridleways and minor roads to do a clockwise loop. This goes via Shatton Edge, Leadmill, Froggatt, Curbar and Baslow Edges, Baslow, Chatsworth Park, Rowsley, Darley Bridge, Birchover, Youlgrave, the western end of Lathkill Dale, Monyash, Deep Dale, Monsal Dale, Monsal Head, the Monsal Trail, Millers Dale, the Limestone Way to Hay Dale, Peak Forest, and back to Castleton. The 33 mile route takes a shortcut from Baslow to rejoin the route at Monsal Head. This goes via Bramley Lane, Deep Rake, High Rake and Little Longstone. It is anticipated that there will be around 100 runners taking part in the 100 mile event and 150 in the 50 and 33 mile events, i.e. 400 in total.

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