FAQ Friday 🤨
DO YOU HAVE GPX FILES I CAN SEE TO RECCE THE ROUTE?
GPX waypoint files showing checkpoint locations (only, but not routes!) will be available for download from our website from 7 days before the event for use with GPS devices or mapping software.
Our suggested routes only follow good, obvious paths, and are generally waymarked national routes and easy to spot. If you find yourself on a small, overgrown, dangerous or unmarked path, you may have veered off track!
There are extra checkpoints for the longer challenges, so if you go through all the checkpoints for your challenge and take the shortest-cut you can find between them, then you have completed the challenge!
We don’t provide routes to recce in advance for two reasons:
Firstly there are no fixed routes. You can chose the quickest and easiest route between checkpoints that most suits you. Have a look at the FAQ “What are the routes between checkpoints?” for more info.
Secondly, we don’t provide the exact locations of checkpoints until 7 days before the event. That’s deliberately long enough to mark the routes on to your maps, but deliberately not long enough to allow enough time to recce the whole route in advance, because navigating yourself around the route is a key part of the challenge. Have a look at the FAQ “What are the locations of the checkpoints?” for more info.
We do show you rough outlines of our suggested routes at peak-district-challenge.com ⛰🥾⛰