Bronze Challenge: 50km
The Bronze challengers starts at 8.30am on Saturday morning.
The Trek: You will leave Hathersage in the Hope valley and walk past the villages of Hope and Bamford until you reach Castleton. From here, you will join the limestone way past Peveril Castle and on to Bradwell Moor. Descending next, you’ll trek through the valley nature reserves of Hay Dale and Monks Dale. The route joins the Monsal trail after Wormhill Hill then you’ll walk a flat section along disused railway lines, through Victorian railway tunnels and get fantastic views of Monsal Dale on your way to picturesque Bakewell. After crossing Lees Moor, you traverse the estate and deer park of Chatsworth country house, from where you will rejoin the southern end of the Derwent Valley heritage trail, and follow the course of the river back north to Grindleford and home to Hathersage. Will you make it inside your 12 hour target?