Route: Dan Booth Round (UK)

Location
United Kingdom
Description

Visits the 10 trig points [UK Ordnance survey marker used for surveying and mapping] around Bath. No specified route between the trigs! Distance about 24 miles, with 1000m of ascent. Terrain ranges from road to deep mud.

The  points can be visited in any order, starting and finishing at any point (usually a suitable pub!), and the route can be completed clockwise or anti-clockwise. It has been usual for the Bath Bats running group to complete the route as close as possible to the summer solstice for a daylight run, or the winter solstice when it is done in full darkness (and deep mud!). The route was designed as a training run by Dan Booth, a wild runner who died very suddenly in 2011 at just 42 years old. It is run in his memory.

List of trig points:

Englishcombe Knoll 723610

Southdown Knoll 725633

Newton St Loe 706649

Pen Hill 722663

Kelston Round Hill 710675

Hanging Hill 712702

Solsbury Hill 768677

Bannerdown 792684

Bathampton Down 774652

Widcombe 767638 (NB this trig point is no longer accessible!)