Duddon Valley Short Race

The Short Duddon starts and finishes behind the Newfield Inn and takes in Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw. It’s only short or easy compared to the long race, of which it is roughly the second half. It’s a more navigational race than the long, through places that people rarely visit on purpose, and most people are lost for at least some of the way.

The race starts at 11:20 to give everyone time to get back from the other side of the river after the long has set off. It goes round the back of the Newfield then after the fell gate it heads up into the wilderness beneath Caw. From there it contours in various ways through the old mine workings to a stiff climb up Dow Crag. From there it shares the long race route along the Walna Scar, off White Pike and across the mosses to Caw. Coming off Caw the route is flagged from the ladder stile to the finish.

Contacts

Entry forms should go to James Goffe at Spring Bank, Bank End, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6DR. For all other enquiries please contact James on 01229 716869 or james at duddonvalleyfellrace.org.uk.

Requirements

Full body cover, map, whistle. Food and water advisable.

Checkpoints

  • Start SD 226 959
  • Caw Quarry SD 228 948
  • Walna Quarry SD 246 961
  • Wall corner SD 250 977
  • Under Dow Crag SD 261 977
  • White Pike SD 248 955
  • Caw SD 229 944
  • Wall crossing SD 229 953
  • Finish SD 226 959