Charity Challenge 2022
Moffat Mountain Rescue are please to announce our fundraising Charity Challenge is back for 2022!
The 2022 Challenge offers a total of 4 walks in the vicinity of Hart Fell and the famous Moffat Beeftub! Each walk has been chosen by team members to provide something for everyone, and we encourage you to study the maps attached to understand the requirements for each of our walks.
All walks start and finish at the Annan Water Hall at NT 075 103. At the northern end of Moffat, take the second exit at the mini roundabout beside the old school. This is signed Beechgrove and Old Edinburgh Road. Follow this road for approx 3 miles.
Your ticket cost includes a limited edition Moffat MRT T-shirt and refreshments!
The entry fee is £10 per person or purchase a Family Ticket for £20 (Up to two adults + 4 Children under the age of 16).
Scroll below to see a description of each walk and at the bottom is a link to the sign-up page on the eventbrite webpage.
Hart Fell Spa from Annan Water Hall.
Hart Fell Spa is a spring first discovered in 1748. It is in a small chamber with an interesting carved ceiling stone. The first part of the walk is through grassy fields and then continues beside some trees. After nearly a mile from the road the walk is on a well-made track through open hillside. The final approach to the Spa is on a rough path.
The walk including the return is 5.5km and takes 2 – 2.5 hours with 230m of ascent.
Hart Fell summit (808m) from Annan Water Hall. Hart Fell is a good walk with views of the Annan Water valley and the Beef Tub. From the summit, on a good day, it is possible to see distant hills in the Lake District, Arran and even the Highlands although picking out individual mountains is difficult. Much of the upper part of the route follows a quad bike track. This walk returns by the same route up.
Walk 3 takes a circular route following the Annandale Way to the cairn that marks the northern end of the Annandale Way, then turns east up a ridge to Whitehope Heights (637m). There is then a descent off Barry Grain Rig followed by an ascent, steep to start with, of Hart Fell (808m). The descent is directly back to Annan Water Hall.
Walk 3 is 14km with 770m of ascent and takes 5 – 5.5 hours.
Walk 4 is longer, has about a 5m section of scrambling on the “Straight Step” where it is necessary to use your hands and is, in part, through trackless hillside. The walk definitely warrants the ‘Challenge’ in the event name!
It is the sort of walk you might not think of doing on your own however it is a rewarding day.
The route is up the valley to Corehead (Note: there may be some cows between Ericstane and Corehead); up to the watershed via the “Straight Step”; the next mile is very rough country, though there is a twisted shell of an aged Landrover for added interest.
From Earlshaugh ruin the route is kinder towards Killiecrane Hill, Crown of Scotland, Barncorse Knowe, Garlet Hill and Whitehope Heights. Near Garlet Hill (approx NT 093147) there is an avoidable small wet bog. The walk continues over Hart Fell before descending to Annan Water Hall.
Walk 4 is 18km with 850m of ascent and takes 6.5 – 7 hours.
The team will be onhand throughout the event, and will happily answer any questions you may have at registration or at the various checkpoints along each route.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 2022 Charity Challenge!
You can create a JustGiving Fundraiser page, that’s already linked to our Charity Challenge event! To start your own fundraising page, sign up on the links below AND click this text (link opens in a new window)