Pennine Fell Runners




Low Level Routes




Some Example Low-Level Routes Here are a small selection of example low-level routes, which are often used by groups looking for a relatively short run if conditions are such that they don't want to do anything higher or longer. We have included a map and a description of each of these routes which can be accessed using the links below.

Back of the Res

The route round the back of the reservoir is approximately 10km (6.25 miles) with 420m climb. The highest point on the route is 450m.

Map and route description: Back of Res PDF
GPX file: Back of Res gpx

Lantern Pike & Carr Meadow

Going out over Lantern Pike and back by Carr Meadow is 11km (6.9 miles) with 390m climb. The highest point on the route is only 373m, so it is often used as a bad weather option.

Map and route description: Lantern Pike PDF
GPX file: Lantern Pike gpx

Bigstone

The route over Bigstone is 10km (6.25 miles) with 350m climb. The highest point on the route is 450m so it's another good option when looking for a comparatively short run, if conditions are such that you don't want to do anything higher or longer.
There are options to extend the run by going up the Pennine bridleway and back over South Head & Mount Famine to re-join the route as it returns along the Dragon's Back. This increases the distance to 12.8km (8 miles) and around 490m climb, with the highest point on the route now 494m.

Map and route description: Bigstone PDF
GPX file: Bigstone gpx