Mardale Magic is Cumbria LDWA’s successor to the Three Rings Of Shap and takes place on Saturday 30 September 2017.  It is live on SiEntries and can be accessed via the following link:


This is a challenge event which will start and finish at Shap Memorial Hall (NY 564151).  The statistics for the event are 33.3 km (20.7 miles) and 1,020 metres (3,350 feet) of ascent.  There will be manual time recording, entrants will be provided with waterproof event numbers.  From Shap Memorial Hall the route is Wet Sleddale Reservoir, Mosedale Beck, Swindale Head, Old Corpse Road, Mardale Head, western shore of Haweswater Reservoir joining Wainwright’s Coast to Coast to return to Shap.  Descriptions and final details will be placed on our web site 3-4 weeks before the event.  Coffee/tea and biscuits will be offered before the start, food at the main checkpoint (Mardale Head) and a hot meal at the finish back at the hall.

Registration:    07.00 - 08.00

Start Time:      08.00

Time Limit:     10 hours

Entry Fee:       £15 (£10 for LDWA members) - Free for children under 18 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Entry on the Day may be possible for a £2 supplement if the Event is not oversubscribed.  It is advisable to contact the Event Secretary (Neil Beatham) beforehand to avoid disappointment.


Please see below a route description for Mardale Magic 2017.



Please see below a .gpx file for Mardale Magic 2017.