Axnfell


Distance - 33km

Ascent - 1800m

Category - A/Superlong

Start - Axnfell Plantation (GR 423837)

The organisers reserve the right to change any part of the course and their decision on any matter concerning the race is final. Minimum age of entry is 18 years on day of race. Held under FRA rules, waterproof whole body cover, map and compass, whistle and emergency food are required


Race Route (NB: Subject to Change)

Compulsory sections in BOLD

  • Start and finish in main car park. Follow flagged path down to Laxey river and cross foot bridge. 

  • Follow path to Baldhoon road and turn left along road for 400 metres

  • Turn right onto fields and ascend to  Cronk y Vaare GR 409865 UNMANNED CONTROL 1

  • Travel south west to Windy Corner GR 390845. Runners must cross wall at James Coulson stile. MANNED SAFETY CONTROL

  • Cross mountain road and descend on path to greenway GR 379840

  • Follow greenway and navigate though Ballachrink Farm to reservoir dam wall. Turn left onto West Baldwin Road and right at Ard Whallin adventure Centre and ascend to The Creg GR 347832. UNMANNED CONTROL 2

  • Ascend to Colden GR 343843. UNMANNED CONTROL 3

  • Descent north east to path GR 349840 and follow path to plantation. Follow track through plantation to West Baldwin Road GR 358838. MANNED SAFETY CONTROL

  • Turn left at road for 275 metres and turn right at gate and follow track (same as Carraghan fell race to the three styles) to Carraghan summit GR 368848. UNMANNED CONTROL 4

  • Descend Carraghan and ascend to Beinn - y - Phott GR 380860. UNMANNED CONTROL 5

  • Descend Beinn - y - Phott to millennium way bridge GR 384874 then  ascend to manned road crossing to Snaefell GR 397880. UNMANNED CONTROL 6

  • Descend to Black Hut GR 405885 MANNED SAFETY CONTROL

  • Ascend to Clagh Ouyr GR 414889. UNMANNED CONTROL 7

  • Descend to Corrany Mines GR 429889. UNMANNED CONTROL 8

  • Ascend to Slieau Lhean GR 426877. UNMANNED CONTROL 9

  • Descend valley to stream junction below the ruined mine workings. Manned Safety Control GR. 409871.  RUNNERS MUST CROSS WALL USING STILE AT GR408874).

  • Ascend to Cronk y Vaare GR 412865. UNMANNED CONTROL 10

  • Retrace outward route back to start/finish GR 423837