Dufton Ultra 29th May 2021

“The Cup and the Cross”

  • Entry –£59 affiliated £61 non affiliated
  • 34 miles of trail running heaven
  • 5000 ft of elevation
  • Branded Mug
  • Wild flower Seeds or Sapling to plant.
  • Event tracker, to provide safety and dot watching fun for your family and friends.
  • A well-stocked checkpoint at the half way point in Garrigill village hall including hot food
  • 2 intermediate aid stations to replenish water and snacks
  • Hot food and drinks at the end of the race in Dufton Village Hall
  • Date: 29th May 2021
  • Venue: Dufton Village Hall, Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6BZ
  • Parking: St Cuthberts Church, Dufton, CA16 6DA
  • Start Time: 10am
  • Registration: 8 am-9.30 am
  • Cut off: 12 hrs
  • Each race entry includes £1 donation to the Pennine Way National Trail and £2 towards Dufton Church upkeep.

Event description.

The North Pennines is one of England’s most special places – a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The North Pennines is also a UNESCO Global Geopark – highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Our race route starts and ends in Dufton village, following the Pennine Way National Trail to the top of the famous High Cup Nick, at the top of HCN the route follows a minor path and heads over to Cow Green Reservoir which is part of one of Northumberland’s Nature Parks and home to protected bird species and moorland. On reaching Garrigill you will be greeted by the chance to re fuel and get something hot to drink before setting off again on the Pennine way up past Gregs hut, and onto the summit of Cross Fell which is the highest point in England outside of the Lake District National Park. Stay on the Pennine Way all the way back to Dufton via Little Dunn fell, Great Dunn fell and Knock fell.

Our organisation has signed up to the AONB Responsible Tourism Charter so you can be sure that we are passionate about supporting the environment, local economies and do so whilst considering farming land owners, ground nesting birds and sporting rights within the area.

We are an Eco-friendly company and, on that basis, don’t offer T shirts as standard or disposable plastic cups. Our race mementos are great reminders of your achievements but also have a functional purpose. We are actively encouraging participants to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different. We are providing a small Tree for you to plant or a packet of mixed wild flower seeds which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden which is great for the environment.

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