Route: Surrey 3 Peaks (United Kingdom)

Submitted by steve4183 on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 03:41am
Location
United Kingdom
Distance
22.71 mi
Vertical Gain
3403 ft
Description

The 3 "Peaks" are:  Box Hill (224m), near Mickleham village, Holmbury Hill (261m) and Leith Hill.  You must start & finish at the same spot.

https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTA2NDAx

GPS Track

Comments

Good work, chaps. I did a recce of this route and the navigation is a bit difficult! And good to have the¬†start and finish at the top of Boxhill ūüĎćūüŹĽ.¬†

 

I've noticed route differences from the current recorded FKT (~20 miles) and with the actual route being 22.7 miles. I did a recce of the route that is given above and want to go for the FKT. I would just like to clarify why there are differences in distance? I get some are about summiting and getting back to the start point as soon as possible, though with such a short route for an FKT, I think it is more suitable if everyone were to follow the same route? 

There are multiple route options but we made a decision to do ours based on: same start/finish point, get to summit of each peak and utilise pleasant paths that would encourage others to do it. We hope our precedent will be followed but fully expect the time to be bettered! There’s a race for the route that you did a recce for, April 21st! I emailed buzz about it before and he agreed with the points above