Gill Harris Long Mynd Tops Challenge Round

On Saturday 12/06/10, Rick Robson and myself under took the first recorded attempt at the Gill Harris Long Mynd Tops Challenge Round, I promise to write a full article for the next Mercia Newsletter, but I just wanted let it be known, that Rick and myself decided to put Nicks Kingstons thought into action, and start the ball rolling, with a round of all the named high point within the open access area of the Long Mynd, and as the round was to be named in memory of our late friend Gill, we thought it fitting, the round should also include her finger post on High Park,  Nick Kingston was there to see us off at 1:30, on a gloriously sunny day, the intended route round the summits, was chosen out of a desire to have a nice flowing route, with as little tarmac as possible, just for the pleasure of been in the hill, rather than the optimum line, only time will tell if there is a faster route, I hope that many of you will follow in our footsteps, perfecting the optimum line, and record your own attempt in the log we intend to keep. For information I include our route below, with all heights, distances and time, there are also some photo's in the Image Galleries.

For anyone who wishes to  run the round, and would like more information, you can contact myself, Nick, or Rick and we would be glad to offer support, we would also like ask anyone who completes the round, to let Nick Kingston know how you got on, so he can record there effots.

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From To Grid Arrival Time Time Taked Length Hiden Length Ascent Decent
1 The Square > Burway Hill 444 940 13:46 00:16 1.5 1.49 203 5
2 Burway Hill > Yearlet 436 935 13:59 00:13 1.3 1.33 105 48
3 Yearlet > Ashlet 440 931 14:04 00:05 0.9 0.85 13 63
4 Ashlet > Nills 432 925 14:29 00:25 1.4 1.49 216 189
5 Nills > Grindle 430 926 14:33 00:04 0.4 0.35 34 8
6 Grindle > Callow 431 919 14:42 00:09 0.8 0.85 42 94
7 Callow > Minton Hill 415 919 15:14 00:32 1.9 1.99 219 174
8 Minton Hill > Packetstone Hill 421 915 15:19 00:05 0.9 0.85 8 22
9 Packetstone Hill > Shooters Knoll 424 906 15:26 00:07 1.0 1.04 11 90
10 Shooters Knoll > Knolls 403 901 16:01 00:35 2.6 2.66 239 132
11 Knolls > Round Hill 416 929 16:32 00:31 4.0 4.00 75 79
12 Round Hill > Pole Bank 415 944 16:48 00:16 1.7 1.65 59 10
13 Pole Bank > Shooting Box 421 953 16:56 00:08 1.2 1.16 7 34
14 Shooting Box > Wildmoor 418 958 17:03 00:07 0.7 0.69 14 18
15 Wildmoor > Long Synalds 425 943 17:18 00:15 1.8 1.81 31 25
16 Long Synalds > Calf Ridge 429 954 17:35 00:17 1.5 1.48 68 88
17 Calf Ridge > Haddon Hill 436 956 17:46 00:11 1.1 1.06 39 18
18 Haddon Hill > GH Finger Post 440 967 17:56 00:10 1.4 1.37 1 70
19 GH Finger Post > Plush Hill 452 962 18:05 00:09 1.3 1.27 5 97
20 Plush Hill > Castle Hill 460 959 18:16 00:11 1.4 1.41 33 136
21 Castle Hill > Novers Hill 452 951 18:34 00:18 1.5 1.50 130 51
22 Novers Hill > Bodbury Ring 445 949 18:54 00:20 1.1 1.11 156 68
23 Bodbury Ring > Stanyeld 449 944 19:00 00:06 0.7 0.67 25 84
24 Stanyeld > The Square 452 937 19:10 00:10 1.2 1.23 12 142
Total Time 05:40
Start Time 13:30 Finish Time 19;10 05:40 1745m 1745m
Climb recorded on Altimeter 1670m