The senior race starts and finishes in Austwick village centre (GR768684) and is run over a loop circuit of approximately 8 miles/13 km covering a total ascent of 1200 ft/370m. It is categorised by the FRA as category B (medium).
The outward journey over the first 4 miles passes through the beautiful Crummockdale limestone scenery and briefly joins Sulber Nick (which connects the Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough). The return leg descends slowly back through spectacular scenery to Austwick, and to the start point on the village green.
The senior course will be the same as that used for the last 2 years (ie with the final section on the tarmac road back into the village rather than deviating over fields).