Friday, June 11, 2004

Stations of Hope Cross

11th June 2004

Edale, Peak District

Gatecrasher Steve, Downhill Hales

Which way?
Blue John Cavern car park > Mam Tor > Hollins Cross > Edale Valley > Hope Cross > Hope > Castleton > Blue John Cavern car park

Is it published?
Probably. There are lots of variations on this popular route.

Tracklog file? (What’s this?)
Yes. Download from here.

Descent from Hollins Cross to Edale Valley.
Climb out of Edale valley.
Rocky descent between Hope Cross and Hope.

Hayley "cleaned" the climb out of Edale valley... and at a pace that really surprised me.
Nice stop for sandwiches near Hope Cross. :-)

Route details
Distance: 12.6 miles
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Ascent: 1738 feet
% off-road: ~50%
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Fitness difficulty: 3/5

There is a route map here (5 MBytes).
See the Tracklog file (above).

What else?
The Blue John Cavern is a local tourist attraction.
Castleton has a plentiful supply of cream teas and other post-ride refreshments.


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