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Level House Loop


A tour of the Old Gang Smelting Mills and mine ruins. Starting from Surrender Bridge, this run will be entirely on shooting tracks. After Level House we’ll gently ascend Forefield Rake. There’s an optional opportunity to bag the trig at Great Pinseat (a couple of hundred metres of heather bashing required) before following the track back to the road. A short 500m road section will bring us back to Surrender Bridge.

Pacing: Gentle, this will involve walking up the ascents and jogging on the flatter sections at a steady pace. Faster runners are welcome to sign up, but will need to wait at regroup points or loop back to stay with the main group.

NB: There is an optional café visit at the end.

Mandatory Kit

  • Off road trainers with a good tread
  • Full waterproofs with taped seams
  • Gloves and hat
  • Spare mid layer in your pack
  • Food and water for 3-4 hours on the trail
  • Whistle
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Any personal medication needed
  • Emergency blanket/bivy bag
  • A pack or belt to carry your own kit

Suggested Kit

  • Copy of the map OL30 (Ordenance Survey)
  • Compass
  • Given the time of year and the target pace, a decent base layer and full legs are recommended


Timings Location Events
9:45 - 10:00 Surrender Bridge Meet and greet
10:00 Level House Route Run starts
12:00 Surrender Bridge Run finishes
12:00 - 13:00 Dales Bike Centre Optional hot drink/cake stop