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Change of date to SAT 7 th JAN not therefore Sun 8th Jan. Meet at 8 a.m.to get off as soon as it's light.

Where? - near Langsett village. There is a car park near to the Flouch roundabout on the A616 on the road to Langsett/Stocksbridge - the Car Park has a height restriction bar at the entrance. WE ARE NOT MEETING IN THE MAIN LANGSETT BARN RES CAR PARK WHICH IS IN THE VILLAGE. The Flouch roundabout is the 1 that takes you on the A628 over Woodhead pass if you need a ref point. If you Sat Nav into Langsett village (v small) then keep going up the hill on the main road (A616) heading towards Manchester/Huddersfield and as it levels out near to a roundabout (Flouch - junction with A628) you will see the car park on your right.

What to bring? - full body cover incl hat and gloves and a cag. Some energy bars/gels and drink maybe. Small rucksack/bum bag or alternatively palm your wears off onto someone else.

Footwear? - trail or fell shoes preferably although roadies will be fine as Dave Senior discovered last year - perhaps not a pair of roadies that you care too much about though.

Terrain? - mainly trails with 1 long stretch of single track which cuts through the moor on the 2nd climb. At no time are you running over open fell - tussocks etc. Rough under foot mind with stones/ running water to deal with.

Route? - It's a frying pan - long run down the handle which has a 3 mile steady climb up to Cut Gate - long descent down to Howden Res - nice track run at side of Res - 2nd climb on aforementioned single track - back down pan-handle. In short, 2 climbs and 2 downhills and about 11 - 12 miles.

Pace? - it's a recce - so it will be very steady and at the pace of the steadiest in the group - no-one gets left behind. Those who want to run on a bit can do plenty of doubling back. We had a very mixed ability group last year but everyone was happy to run together. Lots of stops/walking/jogging involved will mean a 3 hour outing in some of the wildest and most beautiful terrain on your doorstep. If you want to run up the 1st main climb to Cut Gate and then turn around to run the way you came - then that's fine and will give you a 6 mile ish outing.

See you on Saturday January 7th!