NIDD VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS

The Great Nidd Valley Ringway Relay

Sunday ? January 9:30am

Start and Finish at the Yorkshire Lass, Low Bridge, Knaresborough

The route closely follows the Harrogate Ringway footpath

10 per team, no prizes, all proceeds to Bilton Conservation Group

Team (of five) must have at least one lady, at least one O-40, at least one O-45.

Ladies run the first leg.

Any combination of men/women is permitted as long as there are no more than two young men and at least one lady e.g. you could have L, L45, M40, M40, M

THE ROUTE

Start : The World's End pub (345571). (Parking : Conyngham Hall Car Park (pay & display - approx 2 for all day))

LEG 1 : FOREST MOOR (approx 2 miles)

Changeover : On Forest Moor Road 250m West of Moorlands Nurseries (341556). (Parking : Moorlands Nurseries)

LEG 2 : CRIMPLE (approx 3 miles)

Changeover : Leeds Road - top of Almsford Bank (309528). (Parking : Stone Rings Lane)

LEG 3 : PANNAL (approx 4 miles)

Changeover : Beckwith Head Road / Nat Power car park (283537). (Parking : Beckwith Head Road)

LEG 4 : OAKDALE (approx 4 miles)

Changeover : Knox Mill Lane (290576). (Parking : Knox Mill Lane)

LEG 5 : NIDD GORGE (approx 5 miles)

Finish : Yorkshire Lass Pub (345571). Parking : Conyngham Hall Car Park (pay & display)

Route Description

The following route description has been provided by Nidd Valley R.R.

I have added to this (extra description and comments in italics)
and added notes for diversions in 2005
and removed these notes 03/01/2008

LEG 1 : FOREST MOOR (approx 2 miles)

Parking : Conyngham Hall Car Park (pay & display)

Start : The World's End pub (345571)

mile of road, then across boggy fields and through smelly farmyard. Last section is on road again and uphill. Could get away without reccying this - just follow everyone else!

Changeover : On Forest Moor Road 250m West of Moorlands Nurseries (341556)

Parking : Moorlands Nurseries

Return route

LEG 2 : CRIMPLE (approx 3 miles)

First bit is flat, mixture of good paths and squidgy/slidy mud. A bit of main road but with a wide grass verge, then a good path, then an uphill muddy path, some normal footpaths and a short uphill through a housing estate to the finish. Fairly easy to follow instructions (and should be other runners around)..

Changeover : On Forest Moor Road 250m West of Moorlands Nurseries (341556)

Parking : Moorlands Nurseries

Changeover : Leeds Road - top of Almsford Bank (309528)

Parking : Stone Rings Lane

Return route

LEG 3 : PANNAL (approx 4 miles)

First section downhill then quite muddy. Rest is good going, a few hills, about 25 stiles (I lost count). Good fast downhill road at end. Easy to follow instructions (but lots of bends!)

Changeover : Leeds Road - top of Almsford Bank (309528)

Parking : Stone Rings Lane

Changeover : Beckwith Head Road / Nat Power car park (283537)

Parking : Beckwith Head Road

Return route

LEG 4 : OAKDALE (approx 4 miles)

Good path to start, then some fell running stuff up and down steps and through crags. Some still needs checking. Muddy section in middle. Then through housing estate and good farm tracks at end. Advisable to reccy this section.

Changeover : Beckwith Head Road / Nat Power car park (283537)

Parking : Beckwith Head Road

Changeover : Knox Mill Lane (290576)

Parking : Knox Mill Lane

Return route

 

LEG 5 : NIDD GORGE (approx 5 miles)

Good road running at beginning, good paths at end, in between are fairly muddy paths and very very slippery duckboards. One steep hill towards the end, otherwise quite flat (downhill finish). Very easy to follow instructions.

Changeover : Knox Mill Lane (290576)

Parking : Knox Mill Lane

Finish : Yorkshire Lass Pub (345571)

Parking : Conyngham Hall Car Park (pay & display)

Return route