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The Leaden Boot Challenge 2013
A full report will appear here in a few days, but as a taster, here is a photograph of the first three runners with organiser, Noel Peat (on right):
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So, what exactly is the Leaden Boot Challenge?
This is a 26.2 mile challenge walk with 5800 feet of ascent, starting and finishing in the White Peak village of Alstonefield. This is a tough challenge, possibly one of the hardest marathons in the country and so may not be appropriate for inexperienced walkers. Start at the Memorial Hall in the centre of Alstonefield at 9am (runners-10am) and finish no later than 9pm (12 hours maximum). Hot breakfast rolls are on sale at the start to help you on your way. There are 6 manned checkpoints, spaced approx 4 mile apart. At each checkpoint there will be water, squash, snacks, first aid facilities and communication with the organisers for retirements etc. Home-made “Alstonefield” pie and cakes are provided for all participants at the finish. Certificates and cloth badges will also be given at the finish for those who have successfully completed the challenge.
The route is elliptical and minimises popular trails and other challenge routes around the Staffordshire Moorlands & Derbyshire Dales. Starting from Alstonefield, the route goes through Milldale, over Baley Hill, down Nabs Dale, across the Dove at Ilam Rock, over Bunster Hill, past Ilam Hall, close to Calton, then past Throwley Hall, through Grindon, across the Manifold at Wetton Mill, over Ecton Hill, Hulme End, Sheen, around Sheen Hill, across the Dove at Pilsbury, Hartington, Beresford Dale, Narrow Dale and back to Alstonefield. CLICK HERE
for detailed route instructions.
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We have reached our maximum entry for this year (300).
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The Gardens of Ilam Hall
If you are travelling a distance you may wish to find overnight accommodation. There are several B&B’s, youth hostels and camping barns in the area. Click on the Accommodation links to the right, under Visitors.
“a stroll around the route”
“Sheep on Gipsy Bank” “Approaching Milldale” “St Peter’s Church, Alstonefield”
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