On Sunday 8th of November there will be the annual Remembrance Day run from Cow Green Reservoir in Upper Teesdale, across the fells to High Cup Nick. Stopping at 11am to place poppies on the fell, and hold a two minute silence to remember those who have died whilst serving their country.
This is quite a challenging run of approximately 14 miles, but it will be ran at a very easy pace, with plenty of stops to take in the scenery – mainly across fells and moorland, using parts of the Pennine Way. Please come prepared for the terrain and possible adverse weather conditions, with trail shoes (or old trainers), plenty of layers and a waterproof. Also, bring a change of clothing for afterwards as you will get wet and muddy! Legend has it (as some people are yet to see it for themselves, as it’s often shrouded in fog), that High Cup Nick is a massive glacial valley on the edge of the Pennines. If the weather is in our favour, it is a pretty spectacular sight.
As it will take roughly an hour to get to Cow Green Reservoir, it will be an early start. Meeting at 7.30am in Consett Tesco car park (the corner nearest to Starbucks), to arrange car-sharing. Afterwards there will be the obligatory stop-off at the Langdon Beck Hotel for refreshments, so bring some pennies, and more importantly… don’t forget your poppies!