Heptonstall Festival Fell Race Details
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: The Cross, Town Gate, Heptonstall
Cost: £5 entry on the day
Parking: a field at the top of the village near Draper Corner – £1 Donation
Bring the family and a change of clothes to enjoy a family music festival with live bands on 2 stages in the ruined church and Weaver’s Square, along with beer tents, street food, and children’s entertainment
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…