Dovedale Dash

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THE PICTURESQUE Peak District is the venue for the popular cross-country race, the Dovedale Dash.

Now in its 56th year, the event covers a four-and-three-quarter-mile course over field and dale, on rough paths and tracks. It features a crossing of the river Dove at the Stepping Stones beauty spot.

This year’s race take place on Sunday November 6 at 11am. Last year over 1,500 runners of all ages and capabilities competed.

There are trophies for winners in the open class, under-18s, under-14s, over-60s, women and locals.

This year, there will also be a separate race for under-10s, starting at 10am.

Entry is £5 on the day only, starting from 9am, and there is no charge for parking.

Full details are available at, or contact the organisers on 01335 350 410 or 01335 350 239.