Long and Short Courses (approx 12km and 8km)
Opens Sunday 19th December, closes end of January 2022. Usual format – go to the start checkpoint (see below) where you’ll find a stake with the next grid reference. Carry on until you get to the beer, chocolate and hand sanitiser. No visitor book again this year due to covid. Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on WCOC's facebook page (important to know who's using the trail and whether the beer and choc need stocking up).
This year’s Beer Trail uses features which appear on the specially prepared OS map (thanks to Pete Nelson) . Please download the map using the link below and print. It is advisable to also take a bigger map with you in case you need safe ways off the fell. The grid references will also work on a Harveys map.
Download Beer Trail maps here: BeerTrail2021
Start control (both courses): NY231127 (Ruin) View Start
Please leave the stash as you find it, use the provided hand sanitiser and take away litter. If the goodies are running low, let us know.
Note: please don’t give the game away by putting the whole of your route on Strava or similar. The location of the cache is a secret until you’ve put the effort in.
Leave plenty of daylight and carry a decent torch. Both courses go into the high Fells south of Honister so go equipped for a mountain journey.
WE DON’T KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY