Teenager with Altitude Grade AL 15.4 miles, 7600 foot of ascent
Description This is a long race with a large amount of climb, visiting some exposed areas. Navigational skills and experience of long distance racing are a prerequisite. The race starts from the hillside by the road above Stair, grid reference NY233212 and climbs steeply to the first checkpoint at Causey Pike. Checkpoint number 2 is on Outerside and from there the route heads for Grasmoor, checkpoint 3, the highest point in the race. It then visits Whiteless Pike (Checkpoint 4) and after a steep plunge to Sail Beck it reaches Newlands Hause. There is a cut-off time of two and a half hours at this checkpoint; runners reaching Newlands Hause after the cut-off time will be asked to retire and return to Stair. Checkpoint 6 is High Snockrigg, a good vantage point overlooking Buttermere. The route then crosses Buttermere Moss and after a steep climb reaches Robinson. From Robinson the race follows the same route as the Anniversary Waltz, visiting Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy and Cat Bells and finishes at a field near Newlands village hall.
Race HQ Stair Village Hall
Start 10:30 am pompt at grid ref NY233212 – Allow 15 min walk from Village Hall
Route The route covers the Newlands Valley Horseshoe. The final sections of the course will be taped and in addition there will be a number of manned checkpoints as follows:

Start: GR 233212
Causey Pike CP1:219210
Outerside CP2:211214
Grassmoor CP3:174204
Whiteless Pike CP4:181189
Newlands Hause CP5:193177 (CUTOFF)
High Snock Rigg CP6:187169
Robinson CP7:202169
Hindscarth CP8:216165
Dale Head CP9:223154
High Spy CP10:234163
Catbells CP11:245199
Finish: Stair Village Hall CP12:237212


Kit Check: This is an extremely exposed route early in the season. On this basis a full kit check will be done at the start, and spot checks at the finish for:

Waterproof whole body cover, hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle,
emergency food.
Entry is dependent on your carrying this as a minimum!

Not to carry them will result in disqualification.

Please note: The organisers may increase this requirement on the day, but in any event the kit specified is a minimum to avoid disqualification. It is still the responsibility of the competitor to decide whether they have the skills to negotiate the course successfully and safely in the conditions in expectation of no support, and if so, to determine what extra kit they may need to take bearing in mind it can take a very long time for rescue to locate an immobile runner. You have been warned!

Newlands Any profits that are made from the race will be donated back to the Newlands Valley.
Camping There are campsites at Keswick and Braithwaite.
Download Map Please click on the map below. For illustration of route, not suitable for on the day.