One of the toughest in the UK although suitable for all abilities with a generous 8 hour time limit the Bolton Hill Marathon route follows some of the most beautiful trails and Country Roads on the West Pennine Moors taking you up and over Winter Hill, past White Coppice and along the famous Anglezarke Reservoir, past Rivington Pike and Barn and through Barrow Bridge village.
The route has changed from 2015 and is 50% Country road and 50% Trail, It is advisable to carry a map of the course although it will be fully marked. The course is hilly with a total ascent of 3700 feet. It is a lolypop course which starts and finishes in Moss Bank Park. There are 8 feed stations at 4 Mile, 7.5 mile ,9 miles, 12 miles, 14 mile ,17 mile, 18.5 mile and 22 mile. All feed stations are stocked with cup water and with High5 energy gels, Electrolyte, Haribo and Jelly Babies. Some roads along the route have very light traffic so please take extra care on these roads and keep to the pavements when available remembering to give way to all pedestrians.