Summer Series 2023

Dates and Routes

Please note that these races are run over remote moors and although it's summer the weather can be very unpleasant so suitable full body cover is recommended (eg wind or waterproofs). Navigation is required and so map and compass are compulsory. Dogs are not allowed as most of the races are run on the moors where birds are nesting.

Please check the route below on the weekend before each race as some landowners haven't applied for the NO ACCESS dates yet and I might have to change routes at the last minute.

2023 It's a mass start on Monday nights at 6.30pm then a "window" between Monday and Thursday so everyone must email me their time before Thursday night on

Date Event Route Map
Week 3rd April Race 1 -  Back Tor and a little beyond Park at Strines pub - top carpark. Start - Gate to moors 223903, CP1 Back Tor, CP2 Walled enclosure 188903, CP3 Cakes of Bread, Compulsory CP4 Gate to moors 223903, Finish Strines Pub carpark. 223906 4.5m, 375m

Please let the pub know Dark Peak are running when you arrive and have a drink afterwards. I won't be there.

Week 24th April  

Race 2- Mickledon Pond


Park in Iron Bar carpark. Start at Gate on Track to wood. SE 203010 CP1 Sheepfold SK183985 CP2 Mickledon Pond SK187986 Finish Gate on Track SE203010

Week 15th May Race 3 - Brogg In Boots

Park on the road (see location map)Strines Surprise Big Scale.jpg (344411 bytes)

Start Brogging Gantry SK 230906. CP1 Footbridge SK 233906, CP2 Boots Folly SK 230899, CP3 Ruin SK 236888, CP4 Grouse Butt 1 SK 240891, CP5 Footbridge 233906 Finish Brogging Gantry. 


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Week 5th June

Race 4 - Broomhead Bash

Start Access gate, 241962. 6.30pm CP1 Sheepfold 232962, CP2 Fox Stones 213961, CP3 Footbridge 214952, CP4 Flint Hill 218947, CP5 Wall corner 236944, Finish Access gate.

Week 19th June Race 5 - Way Out West Park Westend. Start 6.30pm CP's on the Map. NOTE: CP 1  is the Scout Memorial just below the Tor.

Race 4 Word map 

Week 26th June Race 6 - Rowlee Zigzag Details on Map.

Update from Simon Dixon below (it's his route).
To avoid possible confusion with the debutantes, I've revised the map (attached) by adding in a new first CP at the gate above Lockerbrook. All others remain the same, but I've put purple and yellow ribbons on one of the trees at the wall (CP3) and rebuilt the cairn (CP4).

Week 10th July Race 7 - Tour of Blacks

Parking - Entrance to Woodhead Tunnel off A628 (Woodhead road).

 Start 6.30pm Gate on Track SK116995. CP1 Footbridge 122980, CP2 White Stones 116972, CP3 Aircraft Wreck 110975, CP4 Grouse Butt No 4 114993 Finish Gate on track.

Week 17th July Race 8 - Grainfoot Start 6.30pm/Finish Gate 195865
CP1 Gate at start of Private road 197865
CP2 Salt Cellar boulder 196893
CP3 Wall corner 194884
CP4 Wall junction 194878
CP5 Hurkling stones western set 202877
CP 6 Gate at start of Private road 197865
 Finish Gate 195865
Week 31st July Race 9 - Orrell's Revenge Parking at the Main car Park at Winscar Reservoir SE155030.
Start at Access Gate 6.30pm / Finish Gate by Parking

Start Access Gate 152022 CP1 Trig at Snailsden Edge 132033. CP2 trig Dead Edge End 124017. CP3 Access Gate 152022 Finish gate/barrier by Main car park. See map for Jim's notes.

Week 7th August Race 10 - Moscar Moor

Start 6.30pm Bottom gate at Cutthroat. CP1 Stone circle, CP2 Wall Junction, CP3 Quarry Edge, CP4 Stone Circle, CP5 Trig, CP6 Stone Gate Posts, Finish Gate. See map for details and photos of CP's! 

The quarry is right at the end of the ridge and the CP4 Stone Circle is a proper Stone circle and not easy to spot. There is a photo of the Stone gate posts that you have to run through on Keith's map.

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Week 21st August  Race 11 - Hobson's Choice  Park by Gas Works on Mortimer Rd. Start 6.30pm / Finish Access Gate SK 243926, CP1 Flint Spring 228946, CP2 Pond SK 209941, CP3 Old Cross 216928

Flint Hill spring (1).JPG (2210244 bytes) Flint Hill Landmarks (6).JPG (1554491 bytes) Flint Hill Landmarks (10).JPG (2242339 bytes)

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Week 11th Sept Race 12 - StriAndy Triangle


Park in Strines pub - top carpark. Start 6.30pm from Access Gate SK 223903, CP1 Low Tor SK201919 CP2 Howshaw Tor SK 196913, CP3 Cakes of Bread SK 199900, Finish Access Gate SK 223903.

Prize giving in the Strines pub



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