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The Steve Parr Round Lakes
Steve Parr (1956 - 1990) - Fellrunner & Mountaineer
(photo courtesy of Antony Speight)
By gofar standards this is a relatively moderate round of some 30 miles and 6000' of climbing. What it lacks in difficulty it makes up for in character as the rollercoaster route dips and weaves its way round the steep-sided valleys and limestone crags that encircle the meandering River Dee. It starts and finishes at the top of the impressive hill-top ruin of Castell Dinas Bran overlooking Llangollen and takes in the ten 500 metre plus hills in the area. Following mostly well-defined tracks it offers a good introduction to long-dstance running for the newcomer or, a great training day out for the more seasoned runner.
The objective is to start and finish at the hill-top ruin of Castell Dinas Bran (grid reference 223 431) and visit the 10 summits listed below. Use in conjunction with Explorer maps (1:25000): 255 Langollen & Berywyn and 256 Wrexham & Llangollen. The path from the trig on Eglwyseg Mountain goes over the higher point of 511m.
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This is an informal challenge without rules or time limits. Please share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
Links and Further Information
Beyond the Bob Graham Round - Steve Parr (The Fell Runner, January 1985) - an account of Steve Parr's 1984 run including his schedule
All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times. Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions! Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.
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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.
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