Wild Bank Waltz

Date & Time: 06/06/17 – Meet at 19:00 for a 19:15 start. This is a handicap start so don’t be late and miss your slot!

Location: Carrbrook, SD 991 008. Turn right at the mini roundabout at the top of South View Rd and head along road to where it meets the Pennine Bridleway.

Route:

Follow Pennine Bridleway for approx. 600m up the hill past farm on right and then take sharp left traversing underneath Harridge Pike on a bearing of 22deg. Follow bridleway all the way over to Higher Swineshaw Reservoir.

Cross dam wall and then go through 2 gates (don’t take gate to left – or you’ll end up in Tintwhistle!)Climb on Bridleway to path junction at SK 007 994 (there is a tree at path junction) cross the stile and take path to the right on a bearing of 200deg. Follow main path all the way up to Wild Bank Hill trig point, crossing several stiles along the way and ignoring paths branching off to the left, just stay on the main path and it will take you there. This is a long but very runnable climb of approx. 1.5miles.

On obtaining the trig point, turn left taking main path down towards electricity pylons. Shortly after you pass underneath the pylons you reach a path junction take the footpath to your right (290deg). Cross stile and then follow path down through fields, cross another stile and bear right along path traversing underneath Wild Bank Hill, continue straight on crossing through broken wall and continue straight on. Follow this main path heading roughly North as path starts to descend it then turns left, shortly after this take care to take a sharp right turn (bearing 46deg.) and follow path into woodland, this will lead you down to the Eastern end of Walkerwood Reservoir, continuing through the woodland along the way. Follow path back up on to Bridleway, crossing Brushes Rd (which follows the reservoir edge) and climb back along the Pennine Bridleway back along to the finish just up the hill from the start at SD 988003.

Distance / Elevation: 6.2m / 1,160ft

% 10K Time: 130%