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A Bridge Too Far Ultra.  Sat 13 May 17

Entries Close: Sunday 30th April 2017

Courses: 60K – 1100m Climb

Entry Fees:

60K – 1100m Climb







Distance : up to 60 km (37 Miles)

Climb:  1100 metres (3400ft)

Cost : £40 (£1 of each entry will go to St.Gemma’s Hospice)

Car Park: Bridge End Auction Site, Otley : Grif Ref SE 20037 45928 : Free Event Car Parking at the start.

Registration: From 7am at the Car Park/Start

Start: 8.30am

Event Closes : 10pm

Maps Required : OS Explorer Maps 297 and 298 The route is covered in the book ‘The Six Dales Trail’ available for £7.49 including p&p. although the route will be waymarked and a .gpx file is available.

Basic Route Details :

Every finisher receives a medal, Welcome Ultra Tech T Shirt and certificate as well as a hot meal at the finish. Refreshments are provided en-route but you are expected to carry basic supplies as per a kit list see Facebook page. 

Basic Route Details :The Bridge Too Far Ultra takes you from Otley through the dales of Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale and all the way back to Pool-in-Wharfedale, The shorter route turns around at Pateley Bridge. All the details of the route can be found at

This is an out and back route. Although the finish is an extra 5km (3 miles) from the start. As such you may elect to turn around sooner. There are 4 Checkpoints although you pass through the same ones on the way back! This race is especially challenging as you pass you car with 3 miles to go. Will you be tempted to quit early?

Start : Weston Lane Community Centre (also a checkpoint on the way back)A

Checkpoint 1 : Dob Park 4.5 miles/7 km (turnaround for a 13 mile/21 km race)

Checkpoint 2 : Fewston Reservoir 9 miles/14.5 km (turnaround for a 22 mile/35 km race)

Checkpoint 3 : Hayshaw 14 miles/22.5 km (turnaround for a 32 mile/50 km race)

Checkpoint 4 : Pateley Bridge 17 miles/28km (turnaround for a 38 mile/60 km race)

Finish : Pool-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church Hall.

Final Race Instructions:

Route Description: A Bridge Too Far Directions

A GPX file of the exact route is available upon request.