Boot Bash   (26 mile and 14 mile routes)

Saturday 15 June 2019      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 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.


Booking for the 2019 Baslow Boot Bash is now open!

The Entry Form is available - click here


Results

For 2018 14 mile route, click here

For 2018 26 mile route, click here

For 2017 14 mile route, click here

For 2017 26 mile route, click here

For 2016 14 mile route, click here

For 2016 26 mile route, click here


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


To view REPORT OF 2018 EVENT - 16th JUNE click here (opens in new window)


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




For the full route description of the 14 mile route click here




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 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.

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



 
Baslow Choir | Founded 1971 | Registered Charity No. 1088960