4th May ‘Salt and Pepper’ Away Run
Start: The Dog and Gun Pub @ Glusburn
Target : Lund’s Tower (Pepper Pot) and Wainman’s Pinnacle (Salt pot)
Reward: Finishing in the public bar at The Dog and Gun
Two runs are planned, both visiting Earl Fell above Cowling and the two towers.
A shorter route led By Louise aka ‘Miss WhipNash’. This is approx 3.5 miles, taking a route up towards Earl Crag and the pinnacles via good farm tracks, a couple of fields, a short section of road, a grassy dash from Pepper to Salt, and some moorland meandering, before a mile of downhill back to the Dog &Gun
The longer route – Around 6 miles led by Ali, will follow Holme Beck (gradually uphill) along wooded valley trails to Ickornshaw, before a climb up to Earl Crag and the grassy dash from ‘Salt to Pepper’ along the crag edge, followed by a mile of downhill fields and farm tracks to join the rest in the bar.
Both runs do have ‘a bit of ascent’ (a 'double' Carr Lane) but don’t let that put you off, as the runs will be at a social pace, no-one gets let behind and you do get all that downhill and a bar in which to upload your Strava.
At Lund’s Tower there is time for a break for both groups, and the opportunity to climb the spiral stone staircase up to the turreted top for the views, before continuing the run.
Shoes – given the routes chosen, we would advise wearing trail shoes.
Clothing – it’s very exposed up at the Pinnacles, even in good weather you would be advised bringing a jacket
Headtorch – (don’t worry we’re not going to be out that long!) worth bringing for the ascent up inside Lunds Tower
Meeting at the Dog&Gun (Colne Road, Malsis, Sutton-in-Craven, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 8DS) at 7pm.
Please bring as few cars as possible, and park in the far corner of the car park. We’ll be looking to depart at 7.15pm on the dot. Bring a change of shoes for the pub please, especially if the weathers been wet. (Perhaps meet at Nuffield at 6:30 to car share).
1st June - Chevin area lead by Ben Pearson, Ian Dickinson and Craig Barrow.
6 th July - catch the train to Ilkley from Baildon and run back over the moors
3rd August - Ogden Water lead by Martin Love
Throughout the summer the last Tuesday of each month will continue to be an Away run from Esholt, with drinks afterwards in the Woolpack.
We'll be a few striders light on the 4th May as some of us will be swapping the Blue & Yellow for Claret & Amber as "We're on our way" to the league 1 play-off semi-finals. "Something tells us we're in to something good" as the "Midland road takes us home to the Vallee" to join the "Bradford Boys making all the noise". If you're not a Bantams fan "I don't quite think you'll understand" "C'Mon City" "Que Serra Serra".