Herod Farm Fell Race

A 3 mile/5km fell race route starting in Chunal, Glossop. Parking is on the main road so please be careful. There is a small layby on Turnlee Road near the start of the track up to Herod Farm but please park sensibly.

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This is a cracking route, and given it's short nature you can be easily misled - but it's not for the faint-hearted as there are 2 significant climbs, but 2 lovely descents to enjoy and fabulous views from the top of the Nab looking back over Glossopdale, and beyond to Kinder and Bleaklow.

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The route starts by ascending up a tarmac track for about 800m until you reach Herod Farm. The climb continues and steepens up a grass field for a further 400m, then levels across open moorland to almost reach Herod Edge Farm, before turning sharp right (at a random stone on the ground) and heading downwards. The route now takes you down moorland, before crossing a stream, over a stile, and picking up a heather trod, then dropping steeply down a couple of grass fields. Sharp right onto a track at the bottom then keep an eye out for the stone stile turning right back into the fields then across to go round Pennine View nursing home. Prepare yourself now for the second climb....first up a field that often has horses in it, then steeper still for the final 150m after the gate - proper hands on knees to to top of the climb. Turning left at the top you quickly start to descend a couple of grassy fields, before joining a heather trod and then back onto tarmac for the final 500m back down the track you started up.

Lynne's race report can be found on her blog, Running Delights.

For details of the race see the Glossopdale Harriers website.

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Posted in Race Routes, asked by Lynne Taylor, 5 years ago. 3456 hits.

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Min Elevation 174.2 m
Max Elevation 353.4 m
Total Elevation Gain 369.6 m
Total Elevation Loss 374 m
Way Points 0
Track Points 2363
Max Speed 4.8 m/s
Average Speed 2.15 m/s
Total Distance 5060 m
Total Time 0h 39m 17s
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