CARDING MILL CANTER - Final race details

SATURDAY 1st MARCH
AS. 4m 1800’. (ish!) 1.00pm start.

Start and Parking. In the Carding Mill Valley N.T. car park £2 or free to N.T. members. Alternative parking in and around Church Stretton. (10 mins walk away) Please car share where possible.

Registration. In the Carding Mill Valley Pavillion. GR 444944. Entries on the day only. Adjacent café and toilets.
NB. The future of fell running in this area relies upon the goodwill of the valley residents. Please respect their home by only using the toilets provided and under no circumstances ‘pee up the bank’. Thank you.

Maps. O.S. Explorer 1:25 000 sheet 217 The Longmynd and Wenlock Edge or 1:50 000 sheet 137 Ludlow. Click here to see a map of the route.

Records – 37.35 T Davies 2005. f 48.08 Anna Bartlett.

Course: A classic skyline course traversing six hill tops in all. Spectators with a good pair of binos’ will be able to follow much of your progress. Start near the Pavilion. A short road section leads through a cooling ford to the first steep ascent of Cow Ridge. Fast running on tracks, grass and heather take you around the first half of the course over the Devil’s Mouth and onto Burway Hill.
As you descend to the valley floor don’t forget to take in the views of Stanyeld, Bodbury Ring Roman hill fort and Haddon Hill on the opposite side of the valley. These will be your next objective. You will climb them skirting one of the highest and most scenic golf courses in England. Maybe at that moment a round of golf may seem like a much better idea! Save some energy for a long fast descent, down Mott’s Road, to finish through streams into the top car park (The best viewpoint). GR 440948.

Prize Giving: In the valley, as soon as possible after the last runners have finished.

Accomodation TIC Website www.churchstretton.co.uk

Contact Website www.merciafellrunners.org.uk
Phil Harris email address – phil172@btinternet.com