One of my favourite runs in the Peak District is the trail run from Ladybower Reservoir to the top of Win Hill.
It rises 280 metres in just over 3km on good terrain. It is never too steep to force you to walk and so is a great training run. The views from the summit are probably the best in the Peak District and from the top you can carry on westwards to Kinder, drop south west towards Hope to climb its twin; Lose Hill or even retrace your steps and add another couple of hill reps!
the trail running route up Win Hill
Come with me on a video tour and see one example of what makes the Peak District such a fantastic location for trail running.
Fell Running in the Peak District has been difficult of late.
But this weekend Spring showed her long awaited face and warmth returned. Blue skies, sunshine and a respite from the nagging, bone chilling easterly wind that we have endured for weeks made for perfect conditions to get out onto the hill.
Snow still lay, deep in places too and consolidated into steep banks but this enhanced the conditions adding an element of interest to the run.
My route took me along Derwent Edge, picking up the route of the Ultra Tour of the Peak District to Lost Lad, then headed off to the beautiful Abbey Brook before climbing back up to rejoin the race route and follow it towards Derwent Moor.