Bronze Challenge: 50km

The Bronze challengers starts at 8.30am on Saturday morning. Self-navigating entrants have the option of joining an earlier wave starting at 7.30am, giving an extra hour to complete the challenge before the 8.30pm target.

The Route:

You will leave Hathersage in the Hope valley and walk up the Hope Valley on good paths past Hope and Bamford until you reach Castleton. From here, you will turn south to join the Limestone Way past Peveril Castle and trek through the valley nature reserve of Hay Dale.

Leaving the Limestone way you will meander through idyllic White Peak villages and the Derbyshire Dales nature reserves on your way up to Middleton Moor. A tracked section through the Peak District’s working landscape brings you to pretty Baslow and the final climb up to the Eastern Edges.

You pass above Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt edges with iconic Peak District views until you reach Padley and Grindleford, from where you will rejoin the Derwent Valley heritage trail, and follow the course of the river back home to Hathersage.

Will you make it inside your 12 hour target?

Bronze altitude profile

21-22 September 2018
20-21 September 2019

Or if you don’t want to enter, you can make a one-off donation:

Want to know more?

2019 entries

Non-fundraising entries on Copper 25km and Bronze 50km challenges have sold out for 2018.

Non-fundraising places remain on 10km, 75km and 100km distances for 2018, or you can chose to fundraise, or to enter for 2019 instead (entries open now!)


For very occasional update emails, sign up here:




Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Peak District Challenge team:


Your information will be transferred to our marketing platform, MailChimp, for processing. Learn more about MailChimp’s privacy practices here.