ShAFF is calling on people who love the outdoors to seek out acts of adventurous rebellion, find the rebel in yourself, come together with your tribe, and use your adventurous skills and spirit to re-shape the world for the better.With Komoot we are on a mission to prove just how much fun you can have when you choose a low carbon way to travel. Our goal is to get as many low carbon miles as possible tagged on ShAFF’s Komoot profile. Every 4km that someone walks or cycles rather than drives is 1kg of carbon emissions prevented from being emitted. How much CO2 can you help us remove from the road in the run up to the festival, just by making the journey part of the adventure?It's often said the journey is half the fun and with ShAFF as the destination you can't fail to have an adventure packed weekend! Explore the Collections for ideas and inspiration - you can use the route suggestions in the "Make the Journey Part of the Adventure" Collection to journey from specific hubs around the city - how about car-pooling or using public transport to a hub, then get together with your tribe and head to ShAFF under human power! Remember, we are trying to clock up as many kilos of carbon removed from the road as possible so any part of the journey you make without driving has a positive impact.You don't have to travel the whole way under your own steam - though we'd love it if you did and there are some amazing Komoot packages up for grabs for the most creative, unusual, rebellious, inspiring journeys that bring you to ShAFF this March. Find your own low-carbon way to get here and tag ShAFF on Komoot to be in with a chance of winning a free worldwide mapping bundle worth £29.99. Find out more at shaff.co.uk/lowcarbonadventureGet the whole family or neighbourhood involved! Why not throw in an Act of Rebellion, our new theme for 2020, to the journey? - clean the trash from the trail, stop along the way to support sustainable businesses or utilize a unique human-powered mode of transport - space hopper anyone?
Find out more about Acts of Rebellion at shaff.co.uk/shaff20/acts-of-rebellion-shaff-2020So, get creative, fire up your adventure active imagination, think outside the box and whether you are travelling to ShAFF from Abbeydale Park or Azerbaijan, the Komoot planning tool will help make getting to ShAFF all part of the adventure!The full ShAFF 2020 programme can be viewed via the ShAFF website and tickets are now on sale. ShAFF is making a pledge to the planet in 2020, see the ShAFF mission statement on the website and don't forget to sign up to the ShAFF newsletter to keep updated with all the ShAFF latest!My name is Tina Page and I will be the face of ShAFF for all your Komoot adventures. Tag ShAFF in the Kommot app to share your low-carbon journeys in the run up to ShAFF and your plans for getting to the festival. I can't wait to see what you are up to! I love all forms of human-powered travels and in 2017 set a record for the National 3 Peaks Challenge by ditching the car and running between the Peaks on a 500 mile trail run through Britain. I am currently busy with my latest challenge - #RunningtheSummits - running 1000 mountains of the British Isles in support of Mountain Rescue and discovering you don't have to go too far to find fantastic outdoors experiences. There are three official 'mountains' in the Peak District but many other fabulous lower hills which I couldn't resist so I ran 16 summits in the region and will be sharing those routes in the Collections on this page.Get planning, share your journey and we can't wait to see you at ShAFF20 👍
- 05:3427.9 mi5.0 mph2,925 ft2,100 ft
Day 2 : 42km from Bamber Bridge to Bacup.9.00am km0.0 Bamber Bridge
Leaving the city outskirts we enter a landscape of rivers, reservoirs and open moorland while never straying far from Lancashire's industrial heartland. The first 15km crosses the Leeds Liverpool Canal and climbs to the summit of Darwen Hill with its monument Jubilee Tower.11.00am km15 Jubilee Tower
After admiring the views over the market town of Darwen a quick 2km downhill leads to an early lunch stop at Freedom Organics.11.30am -12.30pm km17 Freedom Organics.
After a great plant-based boost it's an 11km jog-on up and over the moors to reach Helmshore village in the Rossendale Valley.2.30pm km27 Helmshore
From Helmshore the route follows the course of the Irwell River for 7km around to Rawtenstall and the home of the Rossendale Harriers & AC, my hosts tonight.3.30pm km34 Rawtenstall
The last 8km continues on the upstream course of the river before leaving it for a gentle climb to Bacup.4.30pm km42 Bacup
March 9, 2020
- 04:4424.3 mi5.1 mph1,575 ft1,900 ft
DAY 4 Thursday 19th March :40km from Holmefirth to Sheffield8.30am km0.0 Holmfirth
After an early couple of ups and down it's pretty much downhill all the way from the market town of Penistone to Sheffield City Centre.10.30am km14.0 St. John's Community Centre, Penistone
A fantastic stop at the weekly Country Market to stock up with goodies for the rest of the run.11.45am 15.5km A short mile to a Drop in to the Springvale Community Garden to learn about the project over a cuppa with Trustee, Brenda Halliwell.12.30pm 15.5km Leaving Springvale.
Leaving Penistone on the Transpennine Trail there's now just 25km to the Showroom Cinema, home of ShAFF. Never straying too far from the River Don it's (almost) downhill all the way into the increasingly urban environs of 'The Outdoor City' , our destination, Sheffield.4.30pm Arrival in Sheffield. Time for a quick rest ready for an inspirational weekend of Adventure films and events at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.
March 11, 2020
- 05:5029.3 mi5.0 mph3,250 ft3,700 ft
DAY 3 Wednesday 18th March : 47km from Bacup to Holmfirth7.30am km0.0 Bacup
A remote run today our route joins and follows the iconic Pennine Way for 24km. As there are no delish foodie stops on route 🙁 I will be packing plenty of flapjack! An early morning wake-up climb over Freeholds Top before dropping down to Walden & the Rochdale Canal8.45am. km8.0 Rochdale Canal at Walden.
A 7km respite along the towpath of England's highest canal.9.45am km14 East Summit for climb to Walden Reservoir.
Leaving the towpath the route climbs up to join the Pennine Way along Blackstone Edge10.30am km19 White House Pub
Sadly the pub will be closed but we continue from here for a lonely 20km of moorland.2.30pm km39 Greenfield Road crossing near Car Park.
Leaving the Pennine Way we now link up with the Kirklees Way for 5km to Digley Reservoir.3.30pm km44 Digley Reservoir Tower
The final 4km through Holmbridge, joining the River Holm into Holmbridge.4.00pm km47.5 Holmfirth
March 10, 2020
- 04:5626.5 mi5.4 mph525 ft425 ft
Mon16th March 7.30am
Day 1 : 45km from Blackpool Tower to Bamber Bridge0730am km0.0 Blackpool Tower.
Following the Fylde coastline for 14km, passing the piers and sights of Blackpool's Golden Mile before entering a tranquil area of sand dunes and expansive beach to Lytham St Anne's passing Fairhaven Lake to Lytham Pier before leaving the seafront for a breakfast stop.0930am km14.8. Park View 4U Café, Lytham1030am km14.8 leave Park View Café
Continuing to Lytham Windmill before heading inland through Fylde villages along rural roads to join the Lancaster Canal towpath.1pm km29 Lancaster Canal at Lea Town.
A gentle 6km joggle along the canal towpath to it's basin. 2pm km35 Canal Basin, Preston.
From the basin it's just 2km through the city for a late lunch.2.30pm km37 The Larder Café, Preston.3.30pm km37 leave Larder Café
A steady 8km to complete the day crosses the River Ribble, along the old tramway line through a nature reserve to today's destination, Bamber Bridge.
March 9, 2020
The Big Commute! From seashore to ShAFF, Komoot Host & ShAFF Showroom Host, Tina Page, will be heading to the festival in a multi-day low carbon route from the bright lights of Blackpool Tower to the Cafe Showroom! Do you live near this route? Then join me along the way and make the journey part of the adventure!
February 29, 2020
- 00:5111.5 mi13.7 mph625 ft1,500 ft