The Derwentwater Dawdle is a challenging but beautiful 23 mile(ish) self navigated route that takes in three tough ascents totalling 4300ft as you complete a full circuit of Derwentwater.
From the start at Victory Memorial Hall in Braithwaite you soon make your way to the first ascent, to the summit of Cat Bells giving stunning views back towards Keswick & over Derwentwater, from here you have a technical descent to the lake side and make your way past the iconic Castle Crag to Rosthwaite and the first check point at the Institute.
Another steep ascent soon awaits as you head up to Dock Tarn, a beautifully isolated spot... you probably will get wet feet! After passing Watendleth you will head to the second check point located at Surprise View (and it lives up to it's name) before dropping to the famous Lake District beauty spot at Ashness Bridge. The final big climb up to Walla Crag will bring yet more stunning views over Derwentwater before another fast and fun descent. One final short optional climb to the view point at Castlehead is included in the route before you pass through Keswick beginning your return to the start point.
This route features several punishing climbs that reward you with full panoramic views of Derwentwater and Keswick for your entry fee you get a full detailed route description, well stocked checkpoints featuring a selection of sweet and savoury food, with hot and cold drinks at CP1 & cold drinks at CP2. You also receive a cooked hot meal at the end & all finishers will get a bespoke medal. There will be a professional photographer in attendance, their pictures will be shared free of charge after the event.
Registration opens at 7.30am, the start for walkers is 8.30am and ALL runners set off an hour later at 9.30am. Cut-off for all participants is 5.30pm with additional cut-offs at each check point.
Now moved to April we shouldn't have the threat of snow now, but this month is infamous for it's showers. You must adhere to the minimum mandatory kit set out in our rules which are:
Please note mobile coverage in this area is notoriously poor but we have cover from Raynet ensuring participants safety.
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