Competitive Class 32k
From the start go down the tarmac road for a short way and turn right. Keeping the big wood on your right follow the track along and then downhill to the small stream. Cross the stream and after a few metres turn right up the hill. Turn left onto the grass track. Follow this track into a field and go along the bottom of the field to the next 2 gates at right angles to each other Turn right into the grass field and proceed to the top. Go through the gate and follow markers to the top of the hill and then downhill towards the river. Turn left and after a short downhill stretch Beware of water intake valve on the right marked with a cone, the river crossing is staggered follow this track to Trottingshaw. A 5k
Go through the metal gate and proceed past the cottage on the right and turn sharp right onto the tarmac road uphill. Follow the road to Horseupcleugh.E
Pass between a cottage on the right and shed on the left. Turn left through a gate into a grass field uphill and into the next silage field. Please keep off the silage!!! Follow track through the field veering left away from the woods. Once through the small gate at the cattle grid follow this road past a quarry on the right and past the shed on the left. At the junction leading to a cottage on the left turn right up the hill and follow the markers past a line of butts on the left to the road and turn left to CP2. 11 k
Follow the tarmac to the gate beside the cattle grid on the other side of the road. Proceed through then cross the road left towards the gate into the grass field. F
Go up the field and follow markers to next gate…Beware of rabbit holes on the second section of the field…..keep between the markers.
Proceed down the grass track to Trottingshaw. A 18k
Turn right over the stone bridge. Go through gate and proceed up the road to the junction with the windfarm road (ROUTES DIVERGE) CP1
Turn right and follow windfarm road downhill. Turn left at Markers onto the grass hill and follow markers left over small ditch and up the hill keeping the wall on your right. Follow markers up the hill. Beware at the end of the wall on the right there are tree stumps lying on the ground just round the corner…...may cause spookage!! Go on uphill until markers indicate a right turn. Turn right for a short way and then left. Follow the line of grouse butts on your right downhill and turn right before the wood and follow markers to stone road. B 22k
Turn right and follow road to markers for right turn onto grass track up the hill. There are peaty sections here. Follow marked route past a stone cairn on the right and join a stone road downhill. Turn right and follow track round left to go through a gate into a wood. Go through the wood to the bottom and follow track through the field across the ford onto the tarmac road. Turn right C
Follow the tarmac road to Trottingshaw. A Turn right and go over the stone bridge and thrugh the gate. Follow the track past the junction with the windfarm road CP1 to the monument on the right D.
Turn left and follow the markers over the hill on the grass track. At the wall turn right and follow the track to come out above a gate at a cattle grid. Turn sharp left through the gate and proceed down the tarmac road across the reservoir outflow bridge and up the hill to the Finish 32k