TOUR DATES: 9 August - 23 August 2019
INCLUSIONS: TRANSPORT FROM/TO MANCHESTER / B&B or TRADITIONAL PUB STYLE ACCOMMODATION + ABODE HOTEL MANCHESTER x 1 NIGHT / 2X GUIDES / DAILY BAG TRANSFERS / CONTINGENCY AND SAFETY / ALL BREAKFASTS & LUNCHES / FIRST PINT (ALE OR NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK).
TRAIL TYPE: End to End
TOTAL DISTANCE: 330km (approx)
TOTAL ASCENT: 1560 (not that much over 300km!)
HIGHEST POINT: 780m - Kidsty Pike
DIFFICULTY: Easy(ish) in terms of terrain, but 25-30km day upon day can tire you!
DURATION TOTAL/ON TRAIL: 12/10
ACCOMMODATION ON TRAIL: Accommodation is in a variety of B&Bs, guest-houses and country inns/hotels, pending availability when tour is booked. Rooms will be twin share and en-suite wherever available or otherwise with adequate bathroom facilities. Single occupancy tariff applies. 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. And artisan gins. And scones and jam. And tea.
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. Gin.
RUNNER HANDBOOK DOWNLOAD
Download the Runners Handbook for 2019 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.
ARRIVAL DAY / 9th August
Make way to Abode Hotel Manchester, near Piccadilly Station. Meet tour group. Afternoon shake out run around canals. approx 8km.
TRAVEL DAY / 10th August
Manchester to St Bees by Mini Bus
Leisurely warm up run 3-5km. Free time.
Run Day 01 / 11th August
St Bees – Ennerdale Bridge
Run Day 02 / 12th August
Ennerdale Bridge – Grasmere – via Haystack and High Stile
Run Day 03 / 13th August
Grasemere – Bampton
Run Day 04 / 14th August
Bampton – Kirkby Stephens
Run Day 05 / 15th August
Kirkby Stephen – Keld
Run Day 06 / 16th August
Keld – Richmond
Run Day 07 / 17th August
Richmond – Ingleby Cross
Run Day 08 / 18th August
Ingleby Cross – Blakey
Run Day 09 / 19th August
Blakey – Grosmont
Run Day 10 / 20th August
Grosmont – Robin Hoods Bay
TRAVEL DAY / 21st August
Robin Hood Bay – Manchester – 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: 340km
(including Manchester and St Bees warm up RUNS)
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.