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Peak District South-2-North (Peaks, Vales, Moors & Trails Series)

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Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th November 2018

Entries Open
Tuesday 12th December 2017
Entries Close
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Stage 1 Only; Stage 2 Only; Full Race
Entries so Far
85 Participants
Entry Fees
Stage 1 only - White Peak Trails  £50 affiliated  £52 unaffiliated
Stage 2 only - Dark Peak Challenge  £50 affiliated  £52 unaffiliated
Full Race  £80 affiliated  £82 unaffiliated
Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The best of the Peak District from south to north, through tree lined vales, high moors, plateau, famous peaks and grit stone edges, in winter season conditions. Mixed navigation challenges and adventure for racers. The route runs through the inspiring White and Dark Peak District over classic trails. We're including pre-race briefings, followed by pizza and pasta party to help you start this friendly and sociable race, fuelled with energy and prepared.

There will be Ranger Safety Team support at HQ, road head and hill top locations.

Finishers medals and winners’ trophies.


For this race in the Peaks, Vales, Moors and Trails Series we have three options for you to choose from...

Option A
Stage 1 only
Saturday 24 November 2018
White Peak Trails 50km

Option B
Stage 2 only
Sunday 25 November 2018
Dark Peak Challenge

Option C
Stage 1 Saturday + Stage 2 Sunday
Full Peak District South 2 North Traverse


Friday 23th November
18:00 - Option A (Full Race) & Option B (Stage 1) racers meet at Edale Village Hall, Event HQ for check in, pre-race briefings, kit check and pasta & pizza party.

Saturday 24th November
07:00 - Transport from Edale HQ to Race Start at Ashbourne (included)
08:00 - Stage 1 start
18:00 - Edale HQ open for Option B (Stage 2) racers
22:00 - Stage 1 Edale cut off time

Sunday 25th November
08:00 - Stage 2 start from Edale HQ
22:00 - Stage 2 Marsden finish cut off time

Entries limited to 100


  • Ranger Safety Team Support at HQ, Road head and Hill Top locations.
  • Navigation notes
  • ON COURSE: Snacks, fruit, soft drinks and soup
  • HQ: Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks, Pizza and Pasta for racers.
  • Finishers Medals for all race options.
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female STAGE 1
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female STAGE 2
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female FULL SOUTH 2 NORTH
  • Limited hall floor sleeping (20 places, must be pre-booked)
  • Coach transport from Edale to start of Stage 1
  • Private taxi / mini-bus arranged (at cost, must be pre-booked) from finish of Stage 2 back to Edale
  • Stage 2 racers’ kit bag transported from Edale directly to the finish.


TAXI NOTE: Taxi / minibus from Stage 2 finish back to Edale will need to be booked in advance as we pay a holding deposit to the company. You will need to indicate an approximate finish time so that we can schedule taxis as much as possible to avoid you waiting too long. A condition of the taxi hire is that racers are wearing clean clothing and footwear (hence you will need a spare set of clothes in your kit bag). The cost per person for this service is £15.

ACCOMMODATION NOTE: Alternative budget accommodation is at Edale YHA, Edale Fieldhead Campsite, Edale Coopers Campsite and local bunkhouses. Plus, there are several Edale B&Bs, The Old Nags Head and Rambler Inns. Slightly further afield there are local B&Bs, Inns and a YHA in Castleton.


  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof over trousers
  • Insulating Hat and Gloves/Mitts.
  • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions, minimum is long sleeved fleece
  • Appropriate footwear for mountain/fell running.
  • Hard copy Ordinance Survey type map/s covering the Race Distance (eg OS Explorer 1:25,000 OL24 White Peak, OL1 Dark Peak, OL21 South Pennines)
  • GPS (Optional)
  • Navigation Compass (a mobile phone app or watch compass is not acceptable).
  • Head torch and spare batteries.
  • Hi viz reflective strip and/or back light to be attached to rear of rucksack.
  • Whistle
  • Emergency bivvy bag, foil or polythene survival bag. (note: foil blanket is not acceptable)
  • Unbreakable Mug (for checkpoints, we do not use single use disposable plastic cups)
  • Sufficient fluids and hill food to sustain you for the race.
  • First aid / blister kit plus personal meds.
  • Mobile Phone (fully charged).
  • Walking poles are allowed
  • Kit bag containing: Spare clothing & footwear, Phone Charger, additional Food supply. Plus roll mat and sleeping bag if staying at HQ on Friday / Saturday night.

Notes: This is a minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. Participants should pre-review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail.

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