Up hill and down dale - trail running on Fremington Edge
|Quarry path up to Fremington Edge|
I'd taken up my trail running kit; Saloman Speedcross 3 GTX, Skins A400 3/4's and a few base layers, just in case I got the chance to get out onto the fells but with the weather forecast to be rain for most of the week I hand't got my hopes up.
|View from the cottage... perfect|
|Looking across to Fremington Edge|
The hill started pretty much straight out of the front door, leading up a narrow road/track next to the cottage and up to a cluster of houses that makes up High Fremington.
From here the road became less defined as it wound its way up through the disused quarry - by now my legs were burning nicely, not really having run much recently and unused to any real hills when they last did!
|Memorial half way up the quarry path to Fremington Edge|
|Looking out across the Dales|
|It's steeper than it looks|
Once up onto Fremington Edge I stopped to catch my breath and take a few pics just to prove that I'd made it up! The edge itself is a wide flat ish section that maintains a fairly steady altitude and has a number of old, disused, mines scattered along its flanks.
The route down was far quicker than the slog up which had taken me almost 25 minutes! Grassy paths through sheep fields and small tracks lead me down sharply to a reasonably flat footpath that runs along the lower edge of "the edge", flanked by low stone walls and scattered with bluebells.
|The final path back home - flat for a change!|
All in the run was 2.98 miles and took me a staggering 41 minutes - it really was steep, honest!
|The perfect place to sit and admire the view|
The Garmin route log (recorded on my Forerunner 910XT) can be viewed here
Track of the run recorded via Viewranger on my Nexus 5;