Peak District Twilight Run

With the light fading at the end of a sunny autumn day, I set out for a quick run in the Peak District.  By the time I got to the car park at Surprise View above Hathersage the sun was almost below the horizon and I realised that I would only get a half hour run without a torch.

I set off along the path towards Millstone Edge which offers fine views over the Hope Valley (not taking any photos as I needed to make the most of the light) and then turned right up to the Mother Cap and Over Owler Tor and on past Winyard’s Nick towards Higger Tor.

The sun was down now and I was running in the afterglow.   Needing to head back I took the path through the bracken taking care not to trip in the reduced light.  The final few hundred metres rewarded me with fantastic views as the cloudless sky silhouetted the trees, almost bare of foliage now as winter approaches.


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About fellrunningguide

Dave Taylor, fell runner and coach. 2015 English Fell Running Champion (V50). I work as Fell Running Guide - offering coaching, guided fell / trail runs and navigation training. www.fellrunningguide.co.uk
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