Peak District Trail Running Weekender
The 'Back to Beeley Bash' Race Series
18th to 20th August 2017
A full weekend of trail races and other running activities
Come and join the us for a weekend of spectacular trail running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate, you’ll be able to test yourself in our stunning new race series and enjoy a host of other trail running related activities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
A series of three races taking in some of the best countryside in England (3.1+10+13.1=26.2miles)
A range of other activities throughout the weekend
Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley
The Race Series
Our race series covers a full marathon distance split into three stages of progressively longer distances over the weekend. This creates an exciting challenge because each race will suit different runners, and having the right race strategy over the three stages will be really important. Also, as the distance is broken up over the weekend, you don’t need to be fit for the full marathon distance to complete the series.
You will experience a wide range of terrain over the course of the weekend, including open moorland, forest trails, country estates and impressive vistas of the Peak District. And you’ll glimpse some of Chatsworth’s hidden gems as you run along tracks within the estate that we have special permission to use.
All three races will start and finish at our base in the village of Beeley, or within a short walk.
As well as building in some time to relax, socialise and explore the local area, we are planning a number of trail running related activities that will be fun, educational and inspiring.
Exercises led by UK Athletics Licensed Coaches
An interactive off-road running workshop covering various topics such as energy systems, training strategies, nutrition, flexibility, navigation and kit choice
Special guest speakers
Use of large games room and outdoor activity area
Plus, coaching staff and experienced trail/fell runners will be on-site throughout the weekend to provide advice and guidance on training and other aspects of trail running.
Our base for our weekend is Dukes Barn, situated in the historic village of Beeley on the edge of the Chatsworth estate.
Dukes is an exceptionally well equipped outdoor centre. In addition to comfortable sleeping accommodation (small dormitories), there is a large games room, cinema and outdoor activity areas. The location on the edge of the village means there are great views of the surrounding hills.
Accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights is included, as is catering throughout the weekend:.
All meals which are prepared freshly on site from high quality locally sourced produce
Unlimited water, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
We also have a non-residential option for anyone based locally or preferring to arrange their own accommodation.
Note:We reserve the right to make changes to the programme or timings at short notice, due to extreme weather, or other factors outside of our control.
How to Book
To secure your place(s) on this great weekend, select the package you require below and provide us with your details. We will then contact you confirm your place and arrange payment.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspects of the weekend with us before booking, please do not hesitate to contact us, either via email, telephone or using the contact form here.
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Our venue, Dukes Barn, is located on the eastern side of the Peak District, approximately 25 miles north of Derby and 15 miles south west of Sheffield.
For those travelling by road it is approximately 30 minutes from the M1 to the east or 60 minutes from M6 to the west.
The address is School Lane, Beeley, Matlock.
Post code for sat nav: DE4 2NU
The nearest railway stations at Matlock (7 miles) and Chesterfield (10 miles) and local bus services serve Beeley village hourly.
We are happy to provide more detailed advice for your travel arrangements and help arrange taxis from local railway stations.
For adventurous souls planning to come by bicycle, there is space at the venue to secure their machines.
The area surrounding our venue is world famous for its spectacular landscapes, which are a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, and its historic towns, villages and stately homes. There is also abundant wild life in the area. A Dusky Thrush was a recent visitor, but you may have more luck spotting the deer in the park!
Dukes Barn itself is part of the Chatsworth Estate, and within walking distance of the grounds of Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house and gardens are open to the public and are one of the UK’s premier tourist attractions. www.chatsworth.org
The historic market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell Pudding (www.bakewellpuddingshop.co.uk), is just 4 miles away in the next valley. And a little further down the road is the county town of Matlock its neighbour Matlock Bath, a 19th century spa town nestling below the Heights of Abraham.
A little closer, just 200 metres down the village, is the Devonshire Arms. Originally an 18th Century Coaching Inn, this is now a popular pub serving locally brewed real ale and quality food. The Old Smithy tea rooms are also in the village, which along with the Devonshire Arms, is a good option for a meal for those arriving early on the Friday or staying in the area longer.
The Old Smithy
Chatsworth House & Gardens
The Original Bakewell Pudding Shope
Heights of Abraham
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