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Tan Hill to Kirkstone Pass Inn
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COMPLETIONS

Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

  The Great North Inns Run                                      Lakes - Dales

This high-level traverse links together four of the north's oldest and best known inns: The Kirkstone Pass Inn, the highest in the Lakes, The Cross Keys Inn at the foot of the Howgills, The Moorcock Inn at Garsdale Head and The Old Hill Inn in the heart of Three Peaks country. It involves climbing 20 summits, including nine Marilyn hills, ascending 11,000 feet and traversing some 50 miles of the roughest terrain in the Lakes and Dales. Tony Wimbush devised the route as a companion to the Tan Hill Inn to Kirkstone Inn route with which it mostly coincides, in a reverse direction, during the first half. It was first completed in October 2015 by Tony Wimbush and Mark Dalton as a self-supported run taking 17 hours 41minutes.

Route

The object is to link the Kirkstone Pass, Cross Keys, Moorcock and Old Hill Inns by taking in the 20 summits listed below.  The Marilyn hills, which have a minimum drop of 492' on all sides, are denoted by *.  Use OS Explorer maps (1:25000): The English Lakes - south eastern area OL7, Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley OL19 and Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas OL2

Schedule

Click on the icon to view/print a pdf schedule of the inaugural traverse in October 2015.

Finishers

This is an informal challenge without registrations or time limits although arriving at the Old Hill Inn before last orders will be a great incentive!  Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!


Links and Further Information

SAFETY WARNING

 

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.

HAVE A GO!

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.

FRA LONG DISTANCE

RECORDS and NEWS

 

Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email:  martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.

GOFAR UPDATES

 

Updates are generally made each winter and announced on gofar facebook. If you are not on facebook, to subscribe to future updates email Tony Wimbush:  gofar99@gmail.com . Put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.

HELP WANTED

If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush: gofar99@gmail.com