Ellan Vannin - Reverse

Distance - 19km

Ascent - 914m

Category - B/Medium

Start - Ballaugh Plantation (GR352 919)

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


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Race Route

  • Sign on at Ballaugh Plantation Car Park GR353918. Start and Finish at beginning of plantation track GR352919
  • Follow the marked route along the path , through the plantation and into Ballaugh Valley to GR347901. NOTE - Checkpoints 1 or 11 can be taken in any order. UNMANNED CONTROL (1) or (11).
  • Ascend to Slieau Dhoo Summit CP2 GR353894. UNMANNED CONTROL (2).
  • Descend to GR345882 on the wall of the mountain track. UNMANNED CONTROL (3).
  • Descend to Druidale water splash GR355880. MANNED SAFETY CONTROL (4).
  • Traverse to sheep pen GR386873. UNMANNED CONTROL (5)
  • Double back to southern edge of Sartfell Plantation GR343866 (on road). MANNED SAFETY CONTROL (6).
  • Ascend north west to Sartfell Summit  GR335873. UNMANNED CONTROL (7).
  • Contour to Slieau Freoghane summit GR341884. UNMANNED CONTROL (8).
  • Descend in to valley to derelict building GR338891. UNMANNED CONTROL (9).
  • Ascend to Slieau Curn summit GR343906. UNMANNED CONTROL (10).
  • Descend into valley (UNMANNED CONTROL 11) or return to finish along the plantation track (GR352919) if you have already visited unmanned control 1/11.