Kielder Forest Night Marathon
At nearly 580sq miles, this dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe.It is the first of its kind in England. The race follows the stunning Lakeside trail on as it snakes around Kielder reservoir. The trail is well marked and requires no navigational skills, is great under foot and is ideal for night time running as head torches reflect off the chalk surface. Despite the darkness of the skies, on a clear night it is even possible to run sections without a torch as the moon reflects off the reservoir. This environment ensures that this is not just a race but an experience and one that at times can feel almost spiritual as you the runner become one with both the trail and the night sky.
Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre, Kielder Water Hexham Northumberland North East United Kingdom NE48 1QZ
Applicable fees for runners.
TIM BATESON, GARRY SCOTT