In summer all club runs are off road starting from a variety of locations throughout the High Peak , including Redmires Playing field. Meeting times are 6.30 or 6.45 and all details of where and when can be found on the Calendar page. Occasional extra alternative meeting points may be advertised at short notice on the Warts Blog.
Runs are 90 mins – 2 hrs on local moorland and often on rough pathless terrain. A shorter option is usually offered from the first scheduled regrouping point. A typical route can be viewed here.
The club expects runners to wear suitable footwear and carry kit according to the mountain weather conditions. A minimum would be:
- Extra body cover (waterproof or windproof according to conditions forecast for the local tops),
- hat, gloves,
- map, compass, whistle
- emergency food
- head torch or hand torch at either end of the season
- Facemask (in case of emergency)
Also bring warm dry clothes to put on afterwards.
Extra kit should be taken if bad weather is forecast, for example full waterproofs and bivvy bag or survival blanket. Weather conditions on the high tops are frequently foul even in an English summer and hypothermia can strike. Please inform yourself about hypothermia at the FRA website and read the club’s Safety page.
New Runners and Personal Responsibility
Prospective members are welcome, but must first contact the Membership Secretary (via the contact page), in order that appropriate contact details have been lodged. You should make yourself known to club members before the start of the run, particularly to the person announcing the route. Weather and terrain can be severe even in summer and personal safety is of utmost importance. First and foremost this is the responsibility of the individual. Ideally you should maintain contact with the group but in the unlikely event of becoming detached from the group you should be able to look after yourself and make your way safely back to the transport. It helps to be familiar with the area the run covers and you should at least have the navigation skills to get safely off the fell in an emergency.