Winter Morning on Higger Tor

I love fell running on mornings when the air is crisp, cold and clear.

Sunrise Running
When last night’s forecast promised such conditions I decided to get up early and head out into the Peak District.  By 7.30 I was enjoying a glorious morning run.
Join me here!
 

If you would like to book a guided run in the Peak District, visit www.fellrunningguide.co.uk

Fell Running in the Peak District

The Peak District offers superb year-round running.

Crisp, spring morning sunlight, breath condensing as I run on White Edge hoping to spot the deer.  Long, blue sky summer days when I venture deep into the heart of the Dark Peak, hours exploring Bleaklow without seeing another soul.  Autumn mists and golden colours, running through Birch woodland as the seasons change.  And cold as steel winter runs, icy east winds cutting deep, moisture freezing on eyelashes.
Beautiful Peak District
Summer evening runs under salmon sunset skies then putting on headtorches and running through dusk to dark under twinkling stars.  Hard hills for training, longer steady runs along the gritstone edges, claggy days testing navigation skills over the featureless high moors.  Wild, windy days, rain lashing the van as I convince myself that getting out into the storm is a good idea, and better still watching the grey curtains of rain sweep up the Hope Valley as I sit, sipping hot tea, back in the refuge of the van having endured that storm – tired and invigorated at the same time.
Happy hours spent introducing others to the joys of this landscape, running with friends, running alone.  I never tire of this beautiful area, it has so much to offer.
A selection of my favourite images will hopefully inspire you.

 

If you would like to book a guided run in the Peak District, visit www.fellrunningguide.co.uk

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Fell Running – In Praise of Hills

Running in the Peak District involves hills!

..and thankfully I like running up them. From the longer climbs up Lose Hill and Win Hill, the zig-zags of Ringing Rodger and the heather bound flanks of Kinder’s northern edge to the short, sharp ascents of Carl’s Wark, Higger Tor and Stanage. The Peak District runner has a fantastic training ground to play in where hard efforts are rewarded with great views.
Here are a selection:

Above Ladybower
Climbing out of the Derwent Valley
Heading for those two
and another one
my favourite!…
…and its twin across the valley
on Ringing Rodger
suffering on Crowden
Summer or Winter, there’s fun to be had in them there hills!  The video shows a short climb onto Higger Tor:


To book a Peak District guided run or navigation training visit:

Dig Deep

Here’s a little taste of what you can expect to see on this year’s Dig Deep races!

Whether you choose the full 60 miles Ultra Tour of the Peak District or just the 10k – we can’t guarantee sunshine (or snow!) but we can guarantee some fantastic Peak District scenery.