Stage 1 – The Forest

 

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Day 1 at Deadwater

Welcome to day 1, Deadwater multi stage ultra. Today was a day in the forests of Kielder finishing at Hadrians Wall. A loosener for things to come. What will tomorrow bring.

Posted by Beyond Marathon on Saturday, 29 July 2017

What a treat lies in store for stage 1.

Kiedler is ‘The’ Forest. At 250 square miles, it is the largest in the UK.

We’ll begin a couple of miles before Kielder on Scottish Border, to Deadwater. Deadwater station was shut down in 1958, but you can still see the old platform and station building (it’s a house now). Here you’ll find the start line, straddling on the Scotland/England border.

From Deadwater you’ll head back into Kielder campsite, and head around Lakeside Way South, which skirts Kiedler Water. CP1 will be at Leaplish, around 8 miles into the route. You’ll slip into the trees and head to Chirdon Head, Irish Bridge (CP2), and then past the trig point at Round Top, then Grindon Green (entering Northumberland National Park). You will emerge from the forest at Scotcoulthard (CP3) and head down through Edges Green, crossing the course of the old Roman Aqueduct and soon after find yourself astride Hadrian’s Wall, at Shield on the Wall. Just a few hundred metres away is your finish line, Camp 2 at Hadrian’s Wall Campsite.

Note: The precise route through Kiedler is subject to change due to Forestry Commission operations

Download the route GPX files from this page

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| km | +m -m (net: m) | download GPX file download GPX file
Start - Deadwater: 55.268122, -2.625499
Stage 1 Finish: 54.985680, -2.422753
DW_Stage1_CP1 (Leaplish): 55.183479, -2.534951
DW_Stage1_CP2(Churnpike Lodge): 55.088380, -2.527715
DW_Stage1_CP3 (Scotchcouldtard): 55.034663, -2.435017

 

 

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