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Hello.

I’ve just been for a run.

Wow, that is interesting, where did you go?

I went to Burbage Valley just outside of Sheffield.  Parked at the little car park, off the road between Fox House and Toad’s Mouth and set off through the gate, along the path.

Any good?

Yes, very good thank you – I went first thing and there was nobody else there the entire time I was running.

What time was that exactly, and what was it like?

Well, I set off at about 7.40am and it was clear with a gentle breeze – around 3 ‘C, but I soon warmed up and got into my 160bpm via the heart rate monitor (as per usual).  I could see across the entire valley and had the place to myself – perfect.

You must have had fun, which route did you take?

This one:

A brilliant little loop - try it.

How long would it take me do you think, and was there any part of it I might struggle with?  I’m not a very experienced off-road runner.

It took me 52 minutes, and that was at a very steady pace, always making sure I didn’t get too out of breath and allowing for the odd stop to check out the amazing views you get in all directions.  I never went so fast that I couldn’t choose a safe line or avoid dangerous looking areas.  The majority of the route followed significant, well marked trails and paths.  Some boulders to step over/around, a couple of rocky streams to step over beneath Burbage Bridge and some mossy rocks under Toad’s Mouth that might be avoided by crossing the little foot bridge out of Padley Gorge.  I’d have thought most people with an hour to spare could enjoy this loop and return in one piece.

Ta.

No worries.

 

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