DERWENT VALLEY 6 hour event
Derwent Valley 6 hour event, Sunday, 21st July 2019, 9am
Swalwell Visitor Centre, Hexham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 3BN. Limited parking available at the visitors centre, additional parking located at Spa Well Road, NE21 6JA, approx. 400 metres away; registration from 8.15am.
New for 2019, the Derwent Valley 6 hour event consists of 4 mile laps around the beautiful nature reserve; see yellow line on map shown.
Starting at the Grassy area opposite the visitor centre at end of Derwent walk , you pass through the gate near the visitors centre then follow the footpath parallel to the A694, until you turn away to pass the Clockburn Lake on your right. After crossing the footbridge the route then climbs slightly around Kite Hill, at the end of this path you meet the Derwent walk, where you should turn left to follow the path towards Gateshead, and ultimately back to the start to complete your lap.
This is not a competitive race, and the objective is to complete as many laps as you wish within the six hour time limit. However, we do intend to have turning markers for those who wish to cover the classic 13.1 and 26.2 mile distances.
Further information on the area click here
2019 Results here.