Time: 10:30 am
Start: Weavers Square, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
Distance: 24.8 km / 15.4 miles (Long)
Ascent: 966 metres / 3170 feet (category B)
Categories: NS (Navigational Skills Required), LK (Local Knowledge an advantage), PM (Course Partially Marked)
Registration: White Lion, Town Gate, Heptonstall from 9:30 am onwards
Cost: £5 entry on the day
Parking: a field at the top of the village near Draper Corner
Kit requirements: full waterproof body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle, emergency food
Proceeds go to support St Thomas’ Church, the locals Scouts and Mountain Rescue Team.
More details at www.heptonstallfellrace.org.uk/
What’s the race like?
The Heptonstall Fell Race is a category BL race across the best of the local landscape around Heptonstall in the upper Calder Valley. The 25 kilometres of route takes in a mixture of steep-sided wooded valleys, upland pasture and pathless moorland.
You’ll be hurtling down grassy slopes, struggling across stretches of bog, scrambling up through thick heather, dodging through dense woodland and – most of all – racing over some wild open countryside. If you get the chance to look around, you’ll see for miles across some of the most beautiful and remote scenery in the South Pennines.
We are looking for helpers and marshals so please could anyone who might be able to lend a hand contact Steve Grimley on 07710 015560 or email@example.com
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