2019 Route to be confirmed closer to the event following consultation with landowners. It is our intention to run the ‘normal’ route along the Derwent Watershed from Cut Gate to Swains Head via Outer Edge trig point as this is in keeping with the history and the spirit of HPM. However, last year permission was refused for this section so we had to implement the change below. Either option is possible for 2019 and information will be sent out as soon as possible.
2018 Route information
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). The checkpoint at Outer Edge is therefore omitted (map below to be updated)
The route change introduced last year with the new checkpoint Cartledge Flat (SK 207, 931) will remain.
Checkpoints (see map below) Grid Ref. (SK- )
Start – Edale Village Hall 124 853
1 Hollins Cross (un-manned) 136 845
2 Lose Hill 153 853
3 Win Hill 187 851
4 Below High Neb 227 853
5 Moscar 230 878
6 Cutthroat Bridge 214 874
7 Derwent Moor 203 880
8 Cartledge Moor Path Junction 207 931
9 Cut Gate 185 960
10 Slippery Stones 170 953
11 Swains Head 132 983
12 Bleaklow Stones 115 963
13 Bleaklow Wainstones 092 959
14 Snake Road Top 088 929
15 Mill Hill 061 904
16 East of Edale Cross 081 861
17 Rushup Edge 112 834
18 Hollins Cross (un-manned) 136 845
Finish- Edale Village Hall 124 853
All checkpoints have a Sport-ident station. The Sport-ident records split times and results but, for safety, all checkpoints except Hollins Cross are also manned and in radio contact with HQ. We can track your progress and work out whether a team is overdue reaching the next checkpoint.
At each checkpoint :-
1- Dib your Sport-ident tag into the station (it will bleep and flash).
2- AND make your arrival known to the checkpoint team by giving your team number (see start list sent prior to event).
Bad weather route- The route may be changed at anytime, even during the event if weather conditions deteriorate. We have numerous bad weather alternative routes prepared. If the weather is extremely serious we may have to cancel at the last minute and will telephone team leaders
Also note the route up Win Hill is via Hope Brink rather through Twitchill Farm-