Saddleworth Round

Saddleworth Round

Date and time

Sunday 5th August 2018
Race start 11.00am
Registration from 9.45am


Cross Keys Inn, Pobgreen, OL3 6LW. Please do not park in the pub car park.


£8 which includes a fell runners dinner at the end

Kit Requirement

You should bring full kit, although this is run at the height of summer weather on the moors can be unpredictable.


James Sheard: 01457 877230

Route Description

The route is stunning incorporating the finest the Peak District has to offer, boggy rough moors, the highest points in the region and the Pennine Way where you can stretch you legs and run fast. An interesting aspect of the route in the ‘Cotton Famine Road’ built during the American Civil War by unemployed cotton workers, it remains a distinctive peculiarity as it stretches across the moors.  While you run take the time to enjoy the regeneration of the moors, what was once lifeless peat is now teaming with plants and birds, if you are lucky the grouse will rise as you run and hares will cross your path.

Register at the Cross Keys Inn

  • Walk 500m to the start
  • Start at Running hill cross roads.  012068
  • Up onto the moors keeping the disused quarries on you right
  • Broadstone Trig 021070
  • Across to Aldermans Hill 011046
  • Down to Binn Green car park and down to Dovestones 017046
  • Across the dam wall (Yeoman Res) and up Ashway Gap 030046
  • Keeping to the edge until you get to the Fox Stone 025038
  • Back down to Dovestones
  • Cross Chew Brook on the bridge then follow the brook on its right hand (western) bank to the Sugar lump, a large standing stone. 020027
  • Go 100m up the hill along the foot path which takes you to the service road for Chew Res  025025
  • At Chew Res run along the southern bank which continues to Laddow Rocks  056013
  • Turn left onto the Pennine way all the way to the to of Black Hill 077047
  • Turn left at the top of Black hill away from the Pennine way towards the main A635  
  • Cross the A635, 051063 and continue for 300m along the continuing footpath before turning left 048066 onto the Cotton Famine Road (marked as a straight ditch on  most maps)
  • This will take you back to the quarries, and along the road to the finish at the Cross Keys
  • Food will be provided at the end, beers and other refreshments are available for purchase

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