This race does not have any technical ascents or descents, but does have some rough ground on the moor. Trail shoes are recommended but not essential.
View the Good Run Guide Tour of Norland Moor map here.
The ‘Tour of Norland Moor’ starts a short walk from the excellent new facilities of Copley Cricket Club and finishes in front of the Cricket Club.
The race starts with a climb up North Dean Road (a rough paved bridletrack). After approx 600m there is a 180 degree left turn (at the rocks to stop vehicles), and then a marshalled right turn up the bridleway after a further 400m at the 2k point you meets Turbury Lane.
A marshalled right turn and approx 600m of road (Turbury Lane) leads you to the partially flagged 5k clockwise loop of Norland Moor….don’t forget to take in the great views at this point! You enter and leave Norland Moor at the same point, and this area is marshalled.
Upon leaving the moor, you turn right and retrace your steps for a few yards, before taking a left turn back down through some fields, all flagged. Those of you familiar with Calderdale Way Relay Leg 1 will recognize this field, though today you’ll be running the ‘wrong way’ down it.
Then it’s through a stile, following a path through the woods, and then you run back down North Dean Road (the bridletrack you ran up at the start) and retrace your steps down to the bootom of the hill.
When you cross the new bridge at the start point, turn left along river bank, under railway bridge an dthen its a sharp left through a gap in the wall into Copley Cricket Club and the finish.