The Nine Edges Derbyshire

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The Dark Peak area of­fers some of the Peak District’s most spec­tac­u­lar rolling moor­land and val­ley views. If you’re up for a longer dis­tance run, the Nine Edges route is a great way to ex­pe­ri­ence them.

Be­gin­ning with a 300-me­tre climb from Lady­bower Reser­voir up to the stun­ning Der­went Edge, the route fol­lows a line of rocky grit­stone out­crops above lakes and river val­leys, un­der vast panoramic skies. It’s a bril­liant in­tro­duc­tion to dis­tance trail run­ning, as the ter­rain is steady, route find­ing is rel­a­tively easy and, after the ini­tial climb, it’s pre­dom­i­nantly flat or down­hill.

The Nine Edges has be­come such an Out­side shop staff favourite it is now their an­nual win­ter chal­lenge. Dur­ing Septem­ber, Edale Moun­tain Res­cue Team also or­gan­ises a fundrais­ing event fol­low­ing this route. The only down­side is that it is a lin­ear route, so you’ll need to work out trans­port lo­gis­tics. Out­side Ltd www.out­

Fairholmes, SK172893 High Neb on Stan­age, SK227853 OS Ex­plorer OL1; Har­vey BMM Dark Peak Out­side Café in Hather­sage, S32 1BB, or The Grouse Inn, S11 7TZ The Robin Hood Inn, SK280721

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