Boot Bash (26 mile and 14 mile routes)

Saturday 16 June 2018

9.00 am Start

Baslow Village Hall, Baslow

The Baslow Boot Bash took place for the first time in the summer of 2005. Following its success on that occasion, it has now become an annual event. The 14 and 26 mile walks winds their way through the beautiful scenery of the Peak District National Park. The Baslow Boot Bash raises funds for Baslow Choir, helping it to use professional singers and musicians to enhance its performances.

Booking for the 2018 Baslow Boot Bash is now open!

The entry form is available - click here

The Boot Bash always fills up early so we urge you to get your entries in to us without delay to avoid disappointment.

 

Results

 

For 2015 14 mile results, click here

For 2015 26 mile results, click here

For 2016 14 mile route results, click here

For 2016 26 mile results, click here

For 2017 14 mile route results, click here

For 2017 26 mile results, click here

See the photos on the "Boot Bash Gallery" page, click here

 

REPORT OF 2017 EVENT - 17th JUNE

This year’s event was the thirteenth Baslow Boot Bash and we had 288 entrants. This is the fifth year we have had a 14 mile route and it continues to be popular and successful. Apart from anything else it smooths out the arrival process, in that we have a more regular stream of finishers, and we managed to process most of the 14 milers before the 26 mile walkers arrived. This is also helpful for the kitchen staff.

As is usual on these events, we had quite a large number of no-shows (43) on the day but we finished up with 92 starters on the 14 mile route and 153 starters on the 26 mile route.  We had 22 retirees from the 26 mile route and none from the 14 mile route as the attached results show. This was probably due to the heat! Certainly the checkpoints distributed far more water this year.

As you all know, this is not a competition but everyone likes to know who was first home and the time it took to complete the course so here goes: first home on the 26 mile route was Philip Cape in a time of 4 hours 22 minutes. The first woman home was Amy Clark in a time of 5 hours and 10 minutes.

In the 14 mile event Claire Howard crossed the line in a time of 1 hour 54 minutes. The first man home was James Cruse in a time of 2 hours 27 minutes.

Thanks once again to both Raynet, who handled communications, and to the Kinder Mountain Rescue team who provided first aid cover. Good communication is vital to ensure that we don’t lose anyone.  We are very grateful for the first aid skills that are on hand whenever the need arises, although the first aiders were thankfully hardly used this year. We must also thank those members of the Mountain Rescue team who, at their own volition, chose to sweep the 14 mile route which ensured that we always knew where the tail-enders were.

Thanks also to the kitchen crew, who provide all the refreshments and keep everybody going through the day. Special thanks to Norma Clough who has run the kitchen since the beginning and is handing over completely to Gill Duckworth for next year.

We are determined to maintain quality and for this reason we have to put a ceiling on the number of entrants. If you want to secure a place on next year’s event, you are strongly advised to book early. As usual booking will open in September 2017.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Boot Bash such an enjoyable and friendly event. See you next year!

 

Details of the events

A 26 mile walk in the White Peak of Derbyshire with views of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall and the beautiful scenery of the Derbyshire Dales. Starting in the village of Baslow and wandering through Chatsworth Park, Edensor, Over Haddon, Sheldon, Monsal Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Foolow, Eyam, Froggatt and Calver, then passing through Bramley Wood and Bank Wood to return to Baslow.

An alternative 14 mile route which adjoins the 26 mile route as far as the first checkpoint and then heads towards Bakewell via the Monsal trail before heading north to Rowland and Longstone edge. The route then heads east and then south to rejoin the 26 mile route at checkpoint 7 before the final two miles into Baslow and the finish.  Full details of the route and checkpoints will be sent after we receive your entry.

The entry fee includes:

Pie and peas and cups of tea at the finish
Badges and certificates for all finishers
Transport to finish for entrants who retire
A copy of the results and event report sent to you

On acceptance of your application, you will receive written confirmation of your place.

In March/April, or soon after, we will send you the final instructions which will include:

The recommended route
A list of checkpoint opening and closing times
A map of Baslow showing the Registration Point and free car park
Telephone numbers for any queries about the walk

 

The route for the 26 mile route is defined by the following checkpoints which must be visited in order:

REGISTRATION

Baslow Village Hall

GR 258722

START

Kissing Gate - Chatsworth Park

GR 258717

CHECKPOINT 1

After Bowling Green Farm by the River Wye

GR 230670

CHECKPOINT 2

Over Haddon Car Park

GR 204665

CHECKPOINT 3

Sheldon

GR 172688

CHECKPOINT 4

Cressbrook

GR 172731

CHECKPOINT 5

Foolow

GR 191768

CHECKPOINT 6

Froggatt Bridge

GR 244761

CHECKPOINT 7

Bank Wood

GR 232723

FINISH

Baslow Village Hall

GR 258722


Ordnance Survey maps 1:25000 White Peak Leisure Map and 1:50000, sheet number 119, Buxton, Matlock and Dovedale cover the route.

The object is to complete the circuit within 11 hours and a certificate will be awarded to everyone who achieves this time.

The route for the 14 mile route is as follows:

REGISTRATION

Baslow Village Hall

GR 258722

START

Kissing Gate - Chatsworth Park

GR 258717

CHECKPOINT 1

After Bowling Green Farm by the River Wye

GR 230670

CHECKPOINT 2A

Top Farm Rowland

GR 215726

CHECKPOINT 3

Bank Wood

GR 232723

FINISH

Baslow Village Hall

GR 258722


The full route description for the 14 mile route can be found by clicking here

                               BBB 14 mile route description


ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BASLOW CHOIR


Conditions of entry


1. The walk is open to any person aged 16 or over.
2. The walk is limited to 350 entrants.
3. Dogs are allowed as long as they are kept strictly under control.
4. The object is to complete the walk within 11 hours (for the 26 mile route) and 8 hours (for the 14 mile route), starting at 9.00 am.
5. A list of checkpoint opening and closing times will be included in the final details. Any entrant arriving at the checkpoint after its closing time, or deemed likely not to make the closing time of the next checkpoint will be asked to retire

6. Each walker must carry the minimum equipment as follows: a. Either 1:25000 Outdoor Leisure Map - White Peak, or 1:50000 sheet number 119, Buxton, Matlock and Dovedale. Both cover the whole route b. Suitable equipment and clothing to ensure safety for the duration of the walk. c. Food for consumption en route (drinks will be provided at all checkpoints and biscuits at some) d. A first aid kit including treatments for blisters, bites and cuts.
7. All walkers must respect farm property and honour the Country Code. Footpaths must be used at all times and short cuts across farm land or other private property is forbidden. The busy A6 trunk road runs through the centre of the circuit and MUST NOT be used except at crossing points. PLEASE CROSS WITH CARE.
8. Competitors retiring should do so only at official checkpoints. Transport to the finish will be provided. All entrants who retire MUST report to the staff at the finish.
9. The entry fee for 2017 is £15, entry on the day is £20 if there is any space.  For any cancellation before 30th April 2016, the fee will be returned less £2.00. No entry fees can be returned after that date.
10. Entrants' details are temporarily held on computer for the purpose of the walk. If you object to this, you are requested to inform the organisers.
11. The organisers reserve the right to incorporate additional rules as they think necessary. Their decision will be final.

THE ORGANISERS CAN ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS HOWSOEVER SUSTAINED

 


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