Salt Cellar fell race 2020 CANCELLED.

With great regret we have had to take the decision to cancel the Salt Cellar fell race this year due to Covid-19. This was not an easy decision given the current easing of restrictions but the safety of our volunteers and the runners is really important to us.

We really look forward to returning the race in 2021 and hope you can come along. The race will be Friday 6th August 2021 at 7pm.

The Salt Cellar Fell Race
(part of the Accelerate Gritstone Series)

Date: Friday 6th August 2021
Start: Fairholmes Visitor Centre at 7pm
Distance: 10.9km (7.1 miles)
Ascent: 486m (1535ft) – Category BM

We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register before the race to make registration easier and quicker for all involved on the night.

The entry fee if you have pre-registered is £6 and entry on the night (ie not pre-registered is £9).

(Steel City Striders club members – entry is FREE and paid for by the club, but only if you pre-register and Striders club colours are worn for the race)

If you have any questions regarding the Salt Cellar Race please email Dean Young via the Contact FormSalt_cellar small

This is an open race, registered, permitted and insured through the FRA and organised by Steel City Striders. We have been lucky with the weather in recent years, and have not required runners to carry additional kit. However, please ensure you bring full FRA kit (see sections 3 of the runner’s rules) with you in case of bad weather.

The race is part of the Accelerate Gritstone Series. It starts and finishes under the Dam wall at Upper Derwent Reservoir with registration at Fairholmes Car Park on the northern most point of Ladybower Reservoir (SK173893). The route is 10.9 km/486m of accent (category BM), it heads up onto Derwent Edge and descends from Salt Cellar Boulder with some great views and terrain to enjoy along the way.

Salt Cellar StartThere will be marshals positioned at key points around the route and any turns without a marshal will be flagged.

Some food will be available after the race for all competitors and this is included in the entry fee. Profit made from the event will be donated to Edale Mountain Rescue who provide emergency support for the event.

There is plenty of parking available at Fairholmes car park (charges may apply) and in the lay-bys along the road leading to the car park (free, but 10 or more minutes jog to the start).

Please allow plenty of time to get to the start line for 7pm. There are toilet facilities at the visitors centre.

Course records:

M – Tom Saville (Dark Peak) – 0:48:27 (2018)

F – Caroline Brock (Steel City) – 1:00:27 (2018)


Course Profile

Salt Cellar profile

Map of the route and local area

Salt Cellar Route