Boot Bash

2021 Boot Bash Cancelled

As all COVID-19 restrictions will not be lifted by June 21st, the BBB committee have decided NOT to hold the Boot Bash this year.

Please look out for further announcements.

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 wind 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.

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The 2019 Boot Bash results and report can be viewed via the Boot Bash sub-menu.

Boot Bash Event Details

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.

To view the CHECKPOINTS select 26 and 14 Mile Routes

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


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 2019 is £15, entry on the day is £20 if there is any space. For any cancellation before 30th April 2019, 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.