Heptonstall Festival Fell Race – July 2nd 2022 – we’re back!
Looking forward to seeing you after a 3 year gap – there’s no music festival this year – but the race is very much on
Time: 10:30 am
Start: Weavers Square, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
Distance: 9.5 km (5.9 miles) – Short
Ascent: 496 metres (1627 feet) – Category A
Categories: PM (Course Partially Marked)
Registration: St. Thomas Church, Heptonstall
Cost: £5 entry on the day
Parking: a field at the top of the village near Draper Corner – £1 Donation
What’s it like?
Starting in the hilltop village of Heptonstall, the route plunges deep into a neighbouring valley before finding its way to the top of a nearby peak. It then returns in similar fashion. So yes, that does mean you finish with an almighty uphill struggle.There’s a right mix of terrain. Cobbles to start with then some grassy fields, muddy slopes, rocky bridleway and open moorland, some of it pathless. Look up occasionally and you’ll get some great views.
The start of the 2012 race…