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    Langdale Horseshoe advice

    I plan to do the horsehoe as a training run week on saturday. Is there plenty of water on the tops? Also , from Thunacar Knott , is it easy enough running to Black crags? it looks ok on the map. best route from Esk Hause Shelter to Bow Fell? Retrace route or head to Esk Pike? Everything else seems straightfoward, lol, which i'm sure it's not. A nice long day awaits for me and my faithful hound.

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    A quality race..
    If it is dry there is plenty of water up to the outflow of Angle tarn before the climb up to Esk Hause . You will find the next water half way down the long fast descent before the climb up Blisco, so that is quite a while on the tops if you are going slowish.
    The fastest route in the race from Esk Hause is a contour around to the east of Esk Pike that rises gently up to Ore gap. It is pretty rough, slippy and squelchy. (head SE from shelter)
    Have agood un

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    Many thanks Dux , should be a cracking weekend, off to the lakeland fair on sunday to see the race and the lurchers.

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    What's the approx distance and ascent on the Langdale Horseshoe?

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    Quote Originally Posted by M.C View Post
    What's the approx distance and ascent on the Langdale Horseshoe?
    14 mile 4000 foot me thinks
    Going to try again....

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    ah, not as big as I'd thought then. It might be worth a go
    Last edited by M.C; 29-10-2007 at 02:33 PM.

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    Having run this for the first time in the race itself this year, this route is likely to become my fill in solo fell run of choice when I fancy popping over to the Lakes at a weekend. I loved the course and its just great to stand at the bottom of the valley at the end and see pretty much the ridges of the whole route surrounding you...... weather permitting.

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Amex View Post
    14 mile 4000 foot me thinks
    Now that's the figure in the FRA handbook but you'll find it's a lot closer to 12 miles (and barely that) but at least 5000 foot.

    Whatever length/height it is it's a great course & a fantastic race.

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    Re: Langdale Horseshoe advice

    Yep ,very nice and def benefits from a nice clear day.

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