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    Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Dark Peaks Derwent Devil
    33 miles 8000ft

    I came up with this idea whilst training for my BG in 2008. Whilst we have hard rounds on Kinder in the form of the Dozen and the Killer and long tours like the 4 County Tops and the 15 Trigs we didnít have a hard tour round the Derwent Valley which is a natural circuit.

    I spent a year or so linking places that we visit and where Dark Peak races go and added to the places that I like to run to.

    The route has plenty opportunity for route choice and navigation, It covers deep heather, tussocks, grass, rocks and tracks, fast descents and steep climbs. Iíve built in plenty of water stops which were much needed today.
    For those who are thinking of a BG in the future this would be an Ideal training run.

    A full account will appear later. But in the mean time it would be good to get a few repeats.

    I'll post a link to my track later

    Fixed points in Bold other points I visited in italics

    Start Dam Wall SK 195 865
    Hurkling Stones SK 202 878
    Mill Brook outfall SK 185 887
    Pike Low SK 180 898
    Pack Horse Bridge SK 188 895
    Cakes Of Bread SK 198 901
    Back Tor SK 198 910

    Lost lad SK 193 912
    Abbey Tip Plantation SK 172 920
    Cogman Cabin SK 186 922
    Berrister Tor Top SK 199 926
    Wet Stones SK 190 937
    Howden Clough Res SK 178 936
    High Stones SK 188 944
    Margery Hill SK 189 957
    Cranberry Clough SK 173 953
    Lord Ed Howard Springs SK 172 963

    Air Wreck Consul SK 174 966
    Outer Edge Trig SK 177 970
    Crow Stones SK 170 971
    Horse Stones SK 158 975
    Coldwell Spring SK 151 977
    Coldwell Clough SK 148 976

    Shepherds Meeting Stones SK 143 981
    Hoar Clough Tea Plant SK 13945 98450
    1894 Stone SK 138 986
    Swains Head SK 133 983
    Barrow Stones SK 134 968
    Source of the Derwent Sign SK 13234 96691

    Barrow Tea Plant SK 13170 96640
    Upper Small Clough SK 150 969
    Ronksley Cabin SK 145 957
    Alport Trig SK 129 933
    Alport Farm SK 135 912
    Alport Castle SH 484 SK 145 913
    Crook Hill SK 183 869
    Finish Dam Wall SK 195 865


    enjoy

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Looks a grand day out Ian! Shame I haven't got my Dark Peak map with me to pass some time tracing the route out. I think I might have to call at the Grinah Stones if / when I did it
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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Looks brilliant Ian.
    They called me mad and i called them mad and damn them they outvoted me !!!.

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    My next bigggie was going to be a double Marsden at spring bank week, but I think I am deffo going to have a go at the DD in the next month. I'll let you know how I get on.

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodders View Post
    My next bigggie was going to be a double Marsden at spring bank week, but I think I am deffo going to have a go at the DD in the next month. I'll let you know how I get on.
    Thanks all
    I'll post a link to the GPS track when it appears on the DP site.

    Forgot to say it took me 8.52

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Might have a go at this next week if not going on recce of OCT, otherwise May Day weekend, should be able to do 8:40 if not distracted with Tea Plants and Wrecks.

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Looks brill Ian!

    I just need to get a successful completion of the KK out of the way (hopefully in May), then I can start looking at the DD...
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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Looks fascinating, Ian. Is a teapot mandatory
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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    Looks fascinating, Ian. Is a teapot mandatory
    Only if you take your Stove...

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    Thanks all
    I'll post a link to the GPS track when it appears on the DP site.
    It's not appeared yet. Rob if I send it to you can you convert to a Google earth Track?

    In the mean time,

    The old pack horse bridge, a real gem

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    the Upper Derwent valley. from R-L Margery Hill, Outer Edge, Horse Stones and somewhere in the distance Sheperds and Swains head.
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    Turning for Home well just after the Source of the Derwent Albeit dreid up today.
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