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Beacon Fell Perimeter – 1 Lap Dash!

Beacon Fell Perimeter 1 Lap Dash (1.65mi); Even faster – just one lap flat out (warm up recommended!)

Route Description

Clockwise Version 

 

§Start with the carved Black Tiger’s head on your left (see map).
§Take the path (directly in front of the Black Tiger) and follow it as it undulates around to join Larch Avenue.
§Turn right and follow the tunnel of trees up and over a brow to approach the Bowland Visitor Centre.
§Just before the Visitor Centre, when path turns to cobbles, veer off right across grass .
§Pass an old stone post and big ugly carved head as you bypass the rear of the building and pick up path to Starling Wood.
§Take the next right, going uphill to cross the Fig of 8 route and emerge from the trees on the Bleasdale Side path (‘northern loop’) and follow this as it undulates around the north side of the fell.
§Pass the Lizard (half-lap point) and continue as path climbs then descends towards Quarry car park.
§Pass the ‘snicket’ where the Fig of 8 emerges and continue through a series of bends to cross the Quarry car park access road.
§Continue along the path (now tarmac for a while), passing the Tarn on your left to reach a T-junction with the main track in Black Tiger Wood. Turn right and return to Black Tiger to complete the lap.

 

 

 

Anti-clockwise Version 

 

§Start with the carved Black Tiger’s head on your right (see map).
§Head down main track and take the left turn just before the metal barrier.
§Follow the path past Tarn on your right (partly tarmac) and go straight across the Quarry car park access road.
§Follow path through a series of bends to pass the ‘snicket’ where the Figure of 8 emerges and continue along Bleasdale Side path as it undulates along north side of the fell.
§Pass the Lizard (half-lap point) and continue down descent and up a gradual climb until path curves left into trees.
§Continue straight ahead through Dewpond Wood, passing left turn onto Dewpond climb to reach a T-junction and turn left
§Follow path to rear of Visitor Centre and continue straight across grass to pick up cobbled path on the far side.
§Go straight on over brow and continue to the bottom of Larch Avenue.
§Take second left turn at the bottom and follow gravelly path back to Black Tiger
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Note 1: Apart from the direct line across the grass near the Visitor Centre, you must be on defined paths throughout. No off-piste shortcuts.

 

Note 2: When meeting (or being overtaken by) other runners, cyclists etc. you should keep LEFT, as you do when driving.

Rules of Engagement.

Times can be set  anytime but in Winter the  Carwags Tuesday night  runs are preferred, both for safety and social reasons.

Times must be reported to the keeper of leagues (AW) within one day.

You must start and finish each full lap at the Black Tiger’s head.

You must finish any half-laps at the Lizard on the Bleasdale side.

Laps and half-laps can be done in either direction (including combinations)

 

1-Lap Dash =  1 timed lap, Black Tiger to Black Tiger.

1-Hour Challenge = as many laps as possible within 1 hour (half laps are allowed)

 

Time categories:

 

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