Monday 26th August  


Exiting Blackburn leaves industry behind and countryside ahead with the Forest of Bowland a wonderful National Landscape of fells to cross.

The day’s route finishes in Hornby village with Hornby Castle overlooking the finish line.

Post Run and Van Visits
There’s a busy agenda post run, so let’s see how many of these we can fit in.

Lancaster Cathedral – Its a Catholic one, and relatively recently upgraded from ‘church’. So Lancaster isn’t a designated cathedral city, but many think it is one, so a nice add.
Lancaster Castle – The North West’s most important historical landmark according to English Heritage and still a functioning prison as recently as 2011.
Carnforth Station: The abandoned and preserved station is the setting of Brief Encounter.
Silverdale: The overnight location has been chosen specifically to get the best of the Silverdale National Landscape and coast. It is also near to the HQ of VOOM Nutrition, whose post run recovery fudge, amongst many great products, is one of the best products for runners!


7am Blackburn Cathedral

8.45am drinks break at mile 7, B6243

10.30am drinks break mile 14 Whitewell
Forest of Bowland National Landscape – this section will be a careful hike run through remote countryside, so carrying a 2 litres

Whilst I’m hike running  – Vicki to visit in the van

Lancaster Cathedral
Lancaster Castle
Carnforth Station

430- 5pm Hornby – (mile 30)
Hornby Castle

Post run
VOOM Nutrition
Silverdale National Landscape

Film Night: David Lean
Fuel: Morecambe Bay Shrimps, Fudge by VOOM Nutrition.