Heptonstall Fell Race – Sunday 20th March 2022 – 11.30am
2022 race is pre-entry via SiEntries from 24th January 2022 (open date moved from 27/12/21)
Start: Weavers Square, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
Distance: 24.8 km / 15.4 miles (Long)
Ascent: 966 metres / 3170 feet (category B)
Categories: NS (Navigational Skills Required), LK (Local Knowledge an advantage), PM (Course Partially Marked)
Registration: The Cross Inn, Town Gate, Heptonstall
Cost: £11:00 Online Entry at http://www.sientries.co.uk – from 24/01/22
Parking: a field at the top of the village near Draper Corner £1 Donation
Kit requirements: full waterproof body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle, emergency food
Cut off times: we plan to apply 2 cut-off points at Walshaw Farm. The first cut-off time at Walshaw (2 hours 15 mins after the start of the race) about 1km before CP4. The second cut-off time is as you pass through Walshaw for the second time after passing CP6. This will be 3 hours after the start of the race. If you are outside of these times you will be instructed to retire. We reserve the right to alter the cut off time depending on weather conditions. Please respect the marshals’ decision.
What’s the race like?
The Heptonstall Fell Race is a category BL race across the best of the local landscape around Heptonstall in the upper Calder Valley. The 25 kilometres of route takes in a mixture of steep-sided wooded valleys, upland pasture and pathless moorland.
You’ll be hurtling down grassy slopes, struggling across stretches of bog, scrambling up through thick heather, dodging through dense woodland and – most of all – racing over some wild open countryside. If you get the chance to look around, you’ll see for miles across some of the most beautiful and remote scenery in the South Pennines.