Event Details


Route Summary

1. HEXHAM TO NEWBROUGH – 9.1 Km, 5.7 miles. 155 m, 500 ft. A pleasantly easy start leaving Hexham in the company of the River Tyne then following quiet fields and roads to an early checkpoint.   2. NEWBROUGH TO SEWING SHIELDS – 9.4 Km, 5.8 miles. 260m, 860 ft. A climb on moorland to reach the…

Route Description

Version 6.1 of the Route Description (updated 23rd MAY 2019) is available here in Word and PDF format. There is a minor change in Section 11.5 which is highlighted in red. Opening times for the later checkpoints from Birkdale onwards have been revised and will be opening up to 2 hours later than…

Checkpoint Summary

      Grid Ref Opens Closes Miles Total Ascent Total Comment Venue HQ QE School NY 926 639               School 1 Newbrough NY 874 679 11:00 15:15 5.7 5.7 500 500 Drinks etc Village Hall 2 Sewing Shields NY 811 703 12:15 16:30 5.8 11.5 860 1360 Snacks Tent 3 Haltwhistle NY 703…

Checkpoint Details

  1. Newbrough Newbrough Town Hall, Stanegate, Newbrough, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 5AR Grid reference - NY 874 679 Distance - 5.7 miles   Next leg - 5.8 miles (Ascent - 860ft) Opening Time - Saturday 11:00   Closing Time -   Saturday 15:15 Group - Cleveland   2. Sewing Shields  Field…

Start / Finish

Event HQ and Finish - Queen Elizabeth High School   Whetstone Bridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE 46 3JB GR - NY 926 639   Start - Bandstand, Sele Park GR - NY 934 640 Please note that there will be a mass start at 10:00 for those who wish to start at that time. This will take place near…

Maps

The following maps cover the Route -     OS 1:25,000 Explorer 19, 31, 43 or    OS 1:50,000 Landranger 87, 91 For those wishing to customise their own maps the route lies within the following boundaries –        North – NY 864 714        South – NY 694 247        East…

Interactive map

This page contains an interactive HTML map of the route. You can scroll in and out on the map below to view the route in detail. The base mapping used is from OpenStreetMaps rather than the Ordnance Survey, so may in some instances diverge from paths and roads. In all instances the Route…