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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go.

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The Upper Calder 13 Trigs                                               UK Ultras

Blackstone Edge Trig

© Copyright Gary Rogers and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


This circuit of moorland trigs above the Upper Calder valley of the South Pennines presents a route of some 45 miles and 8000 feet.  It was devised by John 'Bod' Riley of Calder Valley Fell Runners and was first completed by Tony Wimbush as a solo unsupported run in 12-33 during October 2011.

Some notable shorter challenges in the area which can be used as preparation for the 13 Trigs and other ultras include - The Six Trigs Challenge, The Magnificent 7 and The Calder Valley Round (see below for route details).

Route

The object is to visit the 13 trig points listed below by starting and finishing at Mytholmroyd Community Centre GR 018 260.  Use OS Explorer Map OL 21 - South Pennines (1:25000).  A route sheet describing a suggested route between the trigs can be downloaded - see below.

Schedule

gofar - uk ultras - Upper Calder 13 trigs schedule.pdf


Click on the icon to view or print a 12 hour schedule of split times.


Completions

This is an informal route without registrations or time limits although John Riley would be pleased to hear of any successful rounds. Email: southpennine39@btinternet.com

Links and Further Information

□   Upper Calder 13 Trigs Route - a route sheet compiled by John Riley giving a suggested route between the 13 trigs.  It is not mandatory and contenders are free to choose any route using rights of way or access land.

□   Upper Calder 13 Trigs - a report by Simon Bourne on his solo, unsupported run in 8 hours 11 min (July 2012)

□   Joss and Bill's Big Day Out! - A report on Bill's 60th birthday celebration, includes their schedule and route tips from Simon Bourne.

□   The Six Trigs Challenge - originally published in TGO magazine in 1999 this was devised by Andrew Bibby of Todmorden Harriers. The 26 mile route starts from Hebden Bridge and includes the more northerly trigs of Boulsworth Hill and Alcomden Stones.

□   The Magnificent 7 - An extension of the Six Trigs Challenge starting from Heptonstall devised by some local CVFR members as an annual run. Standing Stone Hill trig on Heptonstall Moor is added en-route to Bridestones.  Approximately 28 miles of arduous terrain.

□   The Calder Valley Round -  originally devised in 1989 by Tony Wimbush this was re-launched in 2010 as a training run cum challenge to mark it's 21st anniversary. At 16 miles and 4000' it provides an ideal training route for longer excursions in the area. Full details and a route sheet are available via this link which is, in turn, linked to the FRA Forum where completions can be registered. The original route also inspired the LDWA to launch an annual challenge walk, now called 'The Hebden', which has proved popular with runners.

1

Crow Hill

GR 019 229

383 m

2

Manshead End

GR 998 198

404 m

3

Dog Hill

GR 003 171

435 m

4

White Hill

GR 991 132

466 m

5

Blackstone Edge

GR 972 164

472 m

6

Little Holder Stones

GR 969 214

420 m

7

Trough Edge End

GR 905 219

454 m

8

Great Bride Stones

GR 267 933

437 m

9

Hoof Stones Height

GR 914 291

479 m

10

Standing Stone Hill

GR 951 303

398 m

11

High Brown Knoll

GR 009 304

443 m

12

Nab Hill

GR 037 323

451 m

13

Sheep Stones Edge

GR 015 278

401 m