The Peak District Challenge – 100k

This is an ultimate challenge! With 3200m of ascent, the ultimate Gold Ultra Peak District challenge should be attempted by fit and experienced ultra runners and long-distance walkers who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. Our achievable 24 hour target means you’ll need to maintain 4kph.

Date Saturday/Sunday, 16/17 September 2022
Location Hathersage, Peak District
Event distance 100k
Registration deadline 11 August 2022
Fundraising target £350

The Route

Detailed route information is be provided to entrants seven days before the event, but a broad overview of the provisional route is below.  The terrain is a mixture of trails, grassy footpaths and under 15% tarmac minor roads. Your challenge begins with a walk up on to the Dark Peak moors. You will cross Stanage edge, site of Robin Hood’s cave, and Moscar Cross Road to reach and start your climb over Derwent Moors. Next it’s a descent to Ladybower Valley and an easy flat section around Ladybower reservoirs where the Dambusters trained for their bombing missions in WWII. Next is a climb to the geological oddity of Alport Castle, before descending into Edale and the next climb of Jacobs Ladder and stunning views over Hayfield. Turning back towards the Great Ridge, as dawn breaks, you’ll pass Mam Tor on your way to Hollins Cross and descend down to Castleton. You are given a short break in navigational difficulty as tracks and lanes lead to Peak Forest in the white Peak and the valley nature reserve at Hay Dale. Your map will come out again as a mixture of paths and tracks lead between a string of pretty villages in the undulating limestone landscape, finally leading to Calver on the river Derwent. 

The final section of the challenge takes you past popular climbing venues on the eastern gritstone edges above Curbar, Froggatt and Burbage. Your challenge draws to a close with dusky views over the river Derwent and a final climb over Owler Tor before the final grassy slope down home to Hathersage.

Sign up here or call our events team on 07496 384669, email