DATES: 11 - 22 August 2018
TRAIL TYPE: End to End
TOTAL DISTANCE: 330km (approx)
TOTAL ASCENT: 1560 (not that much over 300km!)
HIGHEST POINT: 780m - Kidsty Pike
DIFFICULTY: Easy in terms of terrain, but 25+km day upon day can tire you!
DURATION TOTAL/ON TRAIL: 12/10
ACCOMMODATION ON TRAIL: Accommodation is in in a variety of B&Bs, guest-houses and country inns/hotels, pending availability when tour is booked. Rooms will be en-suite wherever available or otherwise with adequate bathroom facilities. Breakfasts included in accommodation, basic packed lunches provided each day. Evening meals will be taken together, but are at own cost usually at nearby pubs or at the overnight accommodation where offered.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Lakes District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, pubs and ales.
CHECK OUT A PHOTO GALLERY OF 2017 trip HERE.
INCLUDED: B&B / on trail lunches / luggage transfers / guides / your first ale each afternoon.
NOT INCLUDED: Flights to-from Manchester / dinners / insurance / your second ale.
DOWNLOAD ITINERARY HERE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITINERARY IS INDICATIVE ONLY AND MAY CHANGE TO SUIT CONDITIONS, NEW INFORMATION OR REGULATIONS. THE FINAL ITINERARY WILL BE CONFIRMED CLOSER TO DEPARTURE.
CURRENT ITINERARY PDF DOWNLOAD HERE.
ARRIVAL DAY / 10th August
Make way to Abode Hotel Manchester, near Piccadilly Station. Meet tour group. Afternoon shake out run around canals. approx 8km.
TRAVEL DAY / 11th August
Manchester to St Bees (Train)
Leisurely warm up run. Free time.
Run Day 01 / 12th August
St Bees – Ennerdale Bridge
Run Day 02 / 13th August
Ennerdale Bridge – Grasmere – via Haystack and High Stile
Run Day 03 / 14th August
Grasemere – Bampton
Run Day 04 / 15th August
Bampton – Kirkby Stephens
Run Day 05 / 16th August
Kirkby Stephen – Keld
Run Day 06 / 17th August
Keld – Richmond
Run Day 07 / 18th August
Richmond – Ingleby Cross
Run Day 08 / 19tH August
Ingleby Cross – Blakey
Run Day 09 / 20tH August
Blakey – Grosmont
Run Day 10 / 21ST August
Grosmont – Robin Hoods Bay
TRAVEL DAY / 22ND August
Robin Hood Bay – Manchester (TRAIN) - flight home*
*You will arrive in Manchester approx. noon - 2pm in time for evening flights. We can drop directly to airport.
If you prefer to stay overnight in Manchester please arrange or we can book at cost on your behalf.
TOTAL KM: 309km
COOL FACT: In 1991, the route was run in 39 hours 36 minutes and 52 seconds by Mike Hartley, setting a new record; this beat the previous record set in 1985 by Mike Cudahy, who completed it in 46 hours 49 minutes.