Peak District Challenge - 100km Gold Ultra

  • Location Hathersage, Hope Valley, UK
  • Duration 1 day
  • Price £69.00 per person
  • Hike
  • epic challenge

Adventure Highlights

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). Gold Challenge – 100km, 24hours With extra ascent (3200m in total), to make the 24 hour target you’ll need to average 4kph. The ultimate Peak District challenge, and should be attempted by fit and experienced hillwalkers who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You’ll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 21:00

Gold Ultra route starts at 9.00pm on Friday evening, 20 September 2019, so their 24 hour finishing target is 9.00pm on Saturday 21 September 2019. The Gold Ultra route is the ultimate Peak District Challenge and should be attempted by teams of fit and experienced hillwalkers/fell runners who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You'll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved. You'll leave Hathersage at 9 pm on the night of Friday 20 September 2019. Night navigation experience is essential. Your Challenge begins with a walk up on to 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. As dawn breaks, you will climb to the geological oddity of Alport Castle, before descending to a section of well-made tracks round to popular Castleton. Turning back north, you’ll ascend to Hollins cross and continue to the head of the Vale of Edale and the next climb to Jacobs Ladder and stunning views over Hayfield. You are given a short break in navigational difficulty as tracks and lanes lead to Peak Forest in the White Peak and the valley nature reserve at Hay Dale. Your map will come out again as a mixture of paths and tracks lead between a string of pretty villages in the undulating limestone landscape, finally leading to Calver on the river Derwent. The final section of the challenge takes you past popular climbing venues on the eastern gritstone edges above Curbar, Froggatt, and Burbage. Your challenge draws to a close with dusky views over the river Derwent and a final climb over Owler Tor before the final grassy slope down home to Hathersage.

End time 21:00

Effort Level

A challenging feat pushing you to your limits, you’ll have to dig deep on this one

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided

What you'll need to bring

  • Other The Peak District Challenge will go ahead come rain, wind or shine. You should expect to carry with you everything that you need to keep safe and comfortable during the event (with the exceptions of water, food, and for 50-100km challenges a “half way” bag). There are no indoor or undercover resting areas during the event, (only at the start and finish), so you need to prepare to be outdoors for the entire event with all the kit from the Kit List. In the event of extremely strong winds or lightening shortened low-level routes may be used.

Cancellations

Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Hathersage, Hope Valley, UK

Will

Adventure leader

Will

I have worked with various outdoor/adventure education centres since first qualifying to teach kayaking in summer 2004. Since then I have wo...