Front Runner Head Torch Trail Run - Carhead Rocks

25th October 2017

Front Runner Head Torch Trail Run - Carhead Rocks 

(& Stanage + Higgar Tor but no one really goes over Carhead so we'll make that one more important)

Wednesday 25th October 6.45pm for a 7pm departure.


We'll be meeting Burbage Bridge Car Park (The dropped pin on the map).


We're not 100% sure on our direction of travel and will probably be indecisive on this until 6.55pm Wednesday evening. However, we think we'll be heading anti-clockwise so Ill describe it in that direction.... We'll amble up and over Stanage from Apparent North to the Planation. Just before the Plantation we'll drop down following the wall line through the woods down to the road. A brief spin on the road and over the cattle grid brings us to the start of Car Head Rocks. This is a wonderful track and one which is infrequently travelled, especially so in comparison to the other paths in the area. It's a gradual climb up onto the top then a nice bit of single track before hitting some farm roads down to Toothill Farm. Another brief foray on the road and up Mitchell Field towards Higgar Tor. Up and over the wee beasty and along the undulating path over Burbage West edge back to the car park.

The route is around 5 miles and will take around 60 minutes. The terrain is rough in places and white technical over Stanage as well as down through the plantation . There are no major hills but obviously Higgar Tor is a fairly big bump. It'd be suitable for those who are used to off road running- If you're unsure how you might get on please get in touch :-)

Carhead rocks trail run

Route Map.

Post run.
A little stop in the Norfolk Arms wouldn't hurt.

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). 

See you soon.
Steve & Ali

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