Christmas Head Torch Trail Run - Gardoms, Baslow, Curbar, White and Birchen Edges!

22nd December 2016

Christmas Head Torch Trail Run - Gardoms, Baslow, Curbar, White and Birchen Edges!

When.

Meeting at 6.45pm for a 7pm departure on Thursday the 22nd December. We'll be meeting at the Robin Hood Pub Car Park near to Baslow. (see map).

Birchen head torch trail run

Route Map and Parking: In the pub car park. Clockwise

What.

Our annual Christmas Head Torch Trail Run - Today the most important thing is not the run, the most important thing is the food and the social. We'll be heading into the Robin Hood pre run to order our meals post run. It might be worth having a nosey the the menu before the evening so we can make the order fairly swiftly.

The route.

The run is a pleasant one, we'll be heading down the road and then up onto Gardoms Edge, it's never too steep but it quite rocky and uneven under foot. From the crossroad we'll head along the bridleway to the Baslow Monument before turning back towards Curbar Edge. Depending on the group we could head over Curbar for a short distance before crossing over to White Edge but it is more likely we'll head straight up onto White Edge and drop back down to the crossroad. Nip over the slabs to Birchen Edge and a short sharp climb takes us up on top for a wonderful bit of single track running before an equally short sharp descent drops us back at the Robin Hood.

It's not the easiest of runs as there's some quite never ground but similarly isn't to taxing as there are no big hills.

It's important to remember that this route is very exposed and will get most of the weather going so proper kit is essential!

Other important things you need to know.

Although we sort the route we ask that everyone who comes along is able to look after themselves and isn't reliant upon any other member of the team, this means you need to have the appropriate equipment (Waterproof tops and bottoms, hats and gloves, water and food, map and compass and an idea of where we are going to be running). 

Post run.

Christmas food at the Robin Hood.

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