The Peak District Challenge, established in 2013, is a picturesque trekking challenge that offers five levels of difficulty for hill walkers and runners: 10km (Back before Dark), then 25km (Copper), 50km (Bronze), 75km (Silver) or 100km (Gold Ultra). Silver Challenge – 75km.Walk in 24 hours or run in 13 hours. 2000m of ascent. Not to be underestimated, this route follows the easiest and flattest routes between eight checkpoints, but covers a long distance. For determined walkers or joggers. Hope Valley – Ladybower Valley – Castleton – Tideswell – Baslow – Hope Valley
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The Silver routes start at 9.00pm on Friday evening, 20 September 2019, so their 24 hour finishing target is 9.00pm on Saturday 21 September 2019. Your Silver Challenge begins with a trek east up onto the Dark Peak moors. You will cross Stanage edge, site of Robin Hood’s cave, and Foulstone Moor to reach Back Tor. Next, it's a descent to Ladybower Valley and an easy flat section around Ladybower reservoirs where the Dambusters trained for their bombing missions in WWII. You will climb to the geological oddity of Alport Castle, before descending to the Vale of Edale through forests, Woodlands Valley and the route of the Roman road. As dawn breaks, you re-enter the western end of the Hope Valley and head to beautiful Castleton, before joining the Limestone Way past Peveril Castle and enjoying the valley nature reserves at Hay Dale. Joining the Bronze route on the second half of their challenge, you'll leave the Limestone way and 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. The route home follows the river Derwent north along the Derwent Valley heritage trail through rolling fields and alongside the chattering river to Padley and Grindleford. Overnight Silver Challengers aim is to finish by 9 pm on Saturday 21 September 2019.
A challenging feat pushing you to your limits, you’ll have to dig deep on this one
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Hathersage, Hope Valley, UK
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