The Bronze Peak District Challenge starts between 7.30am – 8.30am on Saturday morning: You can choose when you depart, depending on if you’d like more spare time, or a later start.
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. The total ascent is approx 1140m over the 50km.
Will you make it inside your 12 hour target?
ITRA and UTMB (r) points
The 50km Bronze Peak District Challenge is worth 2 ITRA points, and 2 Mountain Points (https://itra.run)
It is a 2023 UTMB (r) 50km Qualifying Race, and a UTMB (r) World Series Qualifier