This thrilling challenge will have you circumnavigating the whole of the Edale Valley on the route experience many types of terrain from vast areas of moorlands, gritstone edges to classic limestone country you will be walking in the footsteps of Ancient Britons, as well as Romans and Norman Lords.
The Edale Skyline Challenge sees participants explore both facets of the Peak District National Park Limestone and Gritstone Moorland, you will cover 31kms with 1,100 metres of ascent we estimate that this will take 9 to 10 hours to complete.
The team will meet up for an early morning in the Peak District village of Hope, after the team briefing we will head out for our first summit Win Hill (462m), from here we follow the Roman Road to the Crookstone Barn and onto the edge of Kinder Scout. We now follow the southern edge of Kinder Scout until we reach the top of Jacob’s Ladder (the old pack horse road between Edale and Hayfield. From here we strike out across the wild moor sitting at the head of the Edale valley, we leave this peaty wildness as we join onto Rushup Edge which we follow to the excellent viewing point of Lord’s Seat (540m) which enjoys uninterrupted views of the whole route.
Our next stop is the ancient hill fort on Mam Tor (517m), which is now a favourite spot of paragliders, from here we follow the graceful ridgeline all the way to it’s end at Lose Hill (476m). From Lose Hill we descend through open farm land to our finish point in Hope.
In the winter months or in adverse weather we operate a route that is just as challenging (and beautiful) taking in most of the highlights of this area of the Peak District, but is a lower level route starting and finishing in Hope.
Provisonal 2021 Dates: Saturday 16th January 2020
Future dates: We announce further dates in 2021 when the above dates are fully booked. If you want to join our mailing list please click here.
Prices: £49 per person (this includes your professional support team, public liability insurance, pre-event information and training advice).
Timings: The challenge will commence at 8am on the dates above. Full details of starting and finishing locations will be provided after registration.
Register your interest: Please contact us using this contact form and we will add you to our list. We will contact you as soon as we are able to firm up these dates and open up for registrations – we will be making decisions in December based upon the COVID situation at that time and after the current England lockdown is hopefully over.
What kit should participants bring?
This is an upland challenge so appropriate walking equipment is require including waterproof jacket and trousers, walking boots with ankle support and no jeans. Full details of essential items will be provided in a kit list.
Who will be leading the activities?
We have a great team of experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified Mountain Leaders who will look after participants throughout the challenge. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of the group and of course to ensure that everyone in the group has a great time.
Will meals be provided?
No, participants must being their own packed lunch and snacks.
How fit do participants need to be?
Participants do not need to have any hill walking experience to undertake this challenge but a reasonable level of fitness is required to give themselves the best opportunity to complete the route.
Do we need to book accommodation?
It is a long day for participants not used to hill walking so staying the night before or after the event can be a good idea. We can assist with booking accommodation and can help you get preferential rates with some local accommodation providers so please contact us for more details.
Event cost includes experienced and knowledgeable qualified Mountain Leaders, insurance, fully risk assessed planning and the guarantee of an enjoyable and safe day out in the mountains.