fancy climbing in Derbyshire?

good prep for IM France, Wales etc?

1 to 20 of 86 messages
Magna Carter    pirate
21/02/2014 at 21:16

I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in a day (or poss even a weekend) visiting Derbyshire and banging out a few of the longer, steady climbs?

There are a handful that are 10km or so, and average out at 3% ish, so perfect for, (particularly Nice) IM climbs...

Derbyshire is nice and central so reachable for all.

I was thinking maybe late March?




21/02/2014 at 21:29
And quite a few of them are within 10 miles of me!!
Magna Carter    pirate
21/02/2014 at 21:33


Not only some good climbs on paper, but some local knowledge too.....

21/02/2014 at 21:45
I didn't say my knowledge was good enough for guiding!!
22/02/2014 at 12:16

Would be great to meet up. I live in the High Peak and have the last week off in March. I can recommend some great climbs around Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Winnets, Hathersage, Bakewell, Tideswell, Buxton and the Goyt fact, pretty much any direction you can throw a stick there are great hills.

22/02/2014 at 12:19

Did you have something like this in mind Magna

Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 12:59

That looks perfect!

Cortina5    pirate
22/02/2014 at 13:41

Could be, depending on health and whether Derbyshire re-locates nearer London.

22/02/2014 at 14:25

Cool, just let me know what dates you are free, where are you based?

Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 15:00

Stanners, i'm on the Lincs/Cambs border, so an hours drive from Derby

22/02/2014 at 15:14

I might be up for that - just got back from a ride up round Monyash and Taddington

Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 16:03

How does March 29th sound?

(I can't do a mid week day until the new tax year, as i've used all my annual leave up!)

If anyone is interested, suggest a 10:00 start, to give a bit of travelling time.... and follow Stanners route..

Stanners, where would be a good place to meet up with suitable parking, a cafe for afterwards etc? - somewhere in the eastern part of the route would suit me, but happy to be flexible if needed.

22/02/2014 at 21:26

If anyone does fancy a second day there's two routes here

you'd probably want a gps to follow them as they are a bit less A roady (but not tiny lanes either)

Edited: 22/02/2014 at 21:27
Magna Carter    pirate
22/02/2014 at 22:12

Sadly, can't do a second day.... My youngest son is a very keen Peterborough United supporter, and they're playing at Wembley that day.... I doubt he'd ever forgive me if I decided not to take him.....

cougie    pirate
22/02/2014 at 22:53
29th could work for me. I'm not doing Nice this year but any excuse...
Magna Carter    pirate
23/02/2014 at 14:30


Will get things sorted over the next few weeks... keep the date clear...

23/02/2014 at 14:45

There might be some interest from my running group - High Peak Running Group and Chinley Churners (off road biking) you may already be in touch with them.  If not, let me know and I will pass on the details, both are closed groups.

Cortina5    pirate
23/02/2014 at 16:56

For me it's a long way to go, so even though I'd really like to. I won't.

Razor51    pirate
23/02/2014 at 19:37

Stanners, i was driving from Glossop to Furness vale last week ( the day you posted you route) via Little Hayfield, was that you by any chance climbing the hill from Little Hayfield about 10.15am?

Golden Boots    pirate
24/02/2014 at 15:10

Definitely interested... am from them nether parts so can time with a trip to see the family

1 to 20 of 86 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums