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The Great North Inns Run (Lakes- Dales Traverse)          UK Ultras

This high-level traverse links together four of the north's oldest and best known inns: The Kirkstone Pass Inn, the highest in the Lakes, The Cross Keys Inn at the foot of the Howgills, The Moorcock Inn at Garsdale Head and The Old Hill Inn in the heart of Three Peaks country. It involves climbing 20 summits, including nine Marilyn hills, ascending 11,000 feet and traversing some 50 miles of the roughest terrain in the Lakes and Dales. Tony Wimbush devised the route as a companion to the Tan Hill Inn to Kirkstone Inn route with which it mostly coincides, in a reverse direction, during the first half. It was first completed in October 2015 by Tony Wimbush and Mark Dalton as an unsupported run taking 17 hours 41minutes.

Route

The object is to link the Kirkstone Pass, Cross Keys, Moorcock and Old Hill Inns by taking in the 20 summits listed below.  The Marilyn hills, which have a minimum drop of 492' on all sides, are shown in bold.  Use OS Explorer maps (1:25000): The English Lakes - south eastern area OL7, Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley OL19 and Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas OL2

Schedule


Click on the icon to view/print a pdf schedule of the inaugural traverse in October 2015.


Completions

This is an informal challenge without rules, registrations or time limits although arriving at the Old Hill Inn before last orders will be a likely target for most runners!

Links and Further Information

□   Kirkstone Pass Inn, Moorcock Inn, Cross Keys Inn, Old Hill Inn - websites of the respective inns. Please note the Cross Keys is a Temperance Inn!

□   Marilyn Hills - area by area schedules of all the hills which qualify as Marilyns by having a drop of 150m/492' on all sides.

1

Stoney Cove Pike

GR 418 100

11

Fell Head

GR 646 981

2

Thornthwaite Beacon

GR 431 101

12

Bush Howe

GR 659 981

3

High Street

GR 441 110

13

The Calf

GR 667 970

4

Mardale Ill Bell

GR 455 102

14

Yarlside

GR 686 985

5

Harter Fell

GR 458 093

15

Wild Boar Fell

GR 758 988

6

Tarn Crag

GR 488 079

16

Swarth Fell

GR 755 966

7

Grey Crag

GR 498 073

17

Swarth Fell Pike

GR 761 958

8

Harrop Pike

GR 501 079

18

Gt Knoutberry HIll

GR 788 872

9

High House Fell

GR 518 066

19

Bleamoor

GR 772 825

10

Robin Hood

GR 531 059

20

Whernside

GR 738 814

gofar - 4 Northern Inns.pdf