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ULTRA-DISTANCE CHALLENGES

Over The Hill Route                                  The Over The Hill Challenge Series

This one is aimed primarily at the more mature discerning athlete, although it is open to any age group.  It consists of a roller-coaster circuit linking seven OS pillars in a traverse of some of England's wildest terrain.  One of the highlights is the Howgills where the opportunity to wander up and down their grassy slopes unhindered by walls or crags is irresistible.  Overall the round involves some 40 miles and 8000 feet of ascent.

 

The Qualifying Route

To complete a circuit from Sedbergh – GR 657922 (church gates) by visiting the following seven triangulation pillars on foot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The route must be via Flust (GR 770943), High Dyke (GR 803943) and Stonely Gill (GR 712003) otherwise any right of way or Access Area may be used.

Use OS Explorer Map OL19: The Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley.

Time limits

There is a generous 24 hour limit to encourage attempts by runners and walkers of all abilities.  For fell runners those who prefer a challenge there are a range of age related first-class times:

 

Registration

Full membership is restricted to over 50’s.  Under 50’s will be accepted and recognised as Associates of the Club on the understanding they will repeat the route when they are senile enough!

Completions must be registered on a registration form (see below).  Full members of the club are listed on this site go to registered completions

Quality laminated colour certificates are available for all registered completions - see registration form for details Click here to view pdf file of certificate

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              Registration form and route detail - click icon to view/print pdf file

Baugh Fell
GR 731919
Great Shunner Fell
GR 848973
Wild Boar Fell
GR 757988
Green Bell
GR 698011
Middleton
GR 653013
The Calf
GR 667971
Winder
GR 654934
v50 - 12 hours
v55 - 15 hours
v60 - 18 hours
v65 - 21 hours
OVER THE HILL REG FORM v4.pdf
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