We are sorry but due to the moorland restoration work we are having to change the route from Cut Gate to Swains Head. The new route will descend from Cut Gate (SK 185, 960) to a new checkpoint at Slippery Stones (SK 170, 953) and then follow the valley to Swains Head (SK 132, 983). This is due to Natural England’s instruction to landowners (in this case the National Trust) not allow activities and events where ground restoration work is taking place.
We suggested an alternative route to try and keep to the higher ground via Bull Stones, Crow Stones and the Horse Stone. But this area of moorland is being managed to encourage Hen Harriers to nest and the birds are easily disturbed
The route change introduced last year with the new checkpoint Cartledge Flat (SK 207, 931) will remain.
Details of your start time and how to order a T-shirt will be sent out soon.