14th September 2022

Rocky * Mud * Open Moorland * Gravel

Lowest 667ft
Highest 1736ft
Total Ascent 1981ft

8.5 miles

Starting from the iconic dam wall at Fairholmes, the route will lead you out onto the shores of the Derwent reservoirs. After the first mile you will face your first climb up Abbey Bank, a lung busting accent which will lead you to the highest part of the course BACK TOR!!!!! From here you will traverse the upper edges of the Derwent valley passing some fantastic rock formations on route. The best is yet to come with an exhilarating decent back to the finish!!!!

The course is fully marked and marshaled so no need for navigation. 

Entry Fee includes

Fully marked & marshalled course



Opens from 5.30pm. 


Race start time

Race will start at 6.30pm. 


We recommend using the laybys on the way down to the main visitors car park as some of them are free. However, there is a pay and display car park in the main visitors centre also. The machine does take card payments.



  • Toilets

  • Snacks including tea and coffee are available from the kiosk  located in the main visitors car park.


An email will be sent to you prior to the race with the full race briefing and any further information you may need.


location Fairholmes, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ