Tan Hill Inn to Kirkstone Pass Inn              Yorkshire Dales - Lakes

The 120 mile epic of linking the two highest pubs in England, the Tan Hill Inn and the Cat and Fiddle Inn, was established in 1952 by the Rucsack Club.  This outing is a more modest but much more varied pub crawl from the first to the third highest pub at 1732 feet and 1481 feet respectively. It involves climbing 18 tops, crossing some 45 miles of arduous terrain and ascending 11000' in an inspiring traverse notable for including some wild, less frequented stretches of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes.  There is no time limit but arriving at the Kirkstone Inn before last orders will be sufficient incentive for most runners!  Pete Simpson devised the route and completed it as a solo supported run in 2006 in a time of 13 hours 36 minutes.


The start is at the Tan Hill Inn (GR 896067) and the finish at Kirkstone Inn (GR 401082). The route must visit the following 18 summits:

Use OS Explorer Maps: OL19 Howgills & Upper Eden Valley and OL7 English Lakes - south-east area



​​Click on the icon to view/print the schedule of Pete Simpson's inaugural 2006 run.


This is an informal challenge without registrations or time limits.  Why not share your experience on facebook  to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 Links and Further Information                                                 

  Enquiries & reports of further traverses - email: petesimpson230@btinternet.com


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!


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.


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.



Please send details and a schedule 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


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