Pennine Skyline Marathon Trek Picture 1
Pennine Skyline Marathon Trek Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  632m

Dist:  26.2 mi

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

Pennine Skyline Marathon

Trek Adventure

This marathon length challenge shall see us taking in one long day of trekking along the Roman Roads, gritstone edges and classic ridges of the Vale of Edale and the Pennine way. Be ready for a challenge - and also be ready for a beautiful walk through breathtaking scenery. We shall climb up from Edale and follow the Northern ridge of the Kinder Scout plateau and overlooking the Snake Pass. Once up on this ridgeline, we won't dip below 1,000ft for the majority of the trek! We shall make our way to Kinder Downfall and along to Kinder Low. At this point there is the option to head down Jacobs ladder and along the Pennine way to return to base achieving 17.2 miles in total. For those continuing on to complete the full Skyline loop we shall continue over Brown Knoll and then along the Southern ridge line taking in Lord's Seat, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Black Tor and Lose Hill. The final challenge is to cut across the Hope valley to climb the final peak of Win Hill before returning back to base. We will start early in the morning to access all the highlights of the Dark Peak on this epic Marathon challenge.


Our trek starts and ends from our accomodation in Edale, gateway to the Vale of Edale. After an early breakfast we shall take in the precipitous gritsone edges, heading round a full loop with views of the Snake Valley and the forbidding interior of the Kinder plateau. After the spectacular Kinder Downfall, we join the Pennine Way as we round the horseshoe towards Mam Tor's iron age settlement. We will traverse the Peak District's finest ridge to Lose Hill before taking on the final challenge of Win Hill and then back into the comfort of Edale - where a well-deserved drink awaits!

 


Itinerary

Day 1
Meet in Edale by 19:00
Team briefing

Day 2
07:30 - Kit Check, Briefing & Depart Bunkhouse
08:00 - Start Trek - Tackle the Pennine Skyline Marathon. 26 Miles
17:00 - Expected end of Walk. Return to Edale

18:00 Latest arrival

Day 3
Depart

 

Route Map


Accommodation

Not included

 

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Special Notes

Accomodation, dinners and lunches can be included at an additional cost.

 

Included In Trip

Pre event joining instructions

Fully Qualified, Experienced & First-Aid Trained Mountain Leader throughout the event (ratio apx. 1:10).
Assistant leaders as necessary (in case of intermediate number of participants).
All necessary safety equipment (to be carried by leader).

 

Excluded From Trip

Transport to and from the event.

Accomodation

Lunches & dinners.

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Washkit
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. If you do not follow their instructions, and principally stay in visual contact with your leader, the leader cannot be responsible for keeping you safe.

 

Weather

This itinerary can be run as a summer or winter event, but for either, variable weather conditions can be expected. Please pack according to the Kit List.

 

Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


 

 

Guide price

£94

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

Event Location


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