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Wessex LDWA New Forest Challenge

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Sunday 24th February 2019

Entries Open
Wednesday 1st August 2018
Entries Close
Friday 22nd February 2019
Substitutions are allowed for this Event.
18 Mile Walk; 18 Mile Run; 26 Mile Walk; 26 Mile Run; Guided Walk
Entries so Far
122 Participants
Waiting List Entries
47 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £10.00   
Non Member   £15.00   
Event Organiser - Peter Toghill

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This event is now full so all new entries will be placed on a waiting list. To get a waiting list entry just enter as normal. No payment is required at this stage as there is no guarantee of being offered a place. If the Event Organiser is able to offer you a place they will send you an email inviting you to enter. You will then be asked to come back to this site and make your payment to confirm your entry. For more details please see our Waiting List Help.

26 mile or 18 mile route over forest tracks, paths, grassy rides, woods, and heathland with lovely open views. Navigation skills required to find a route between check-point grid references in correct order.

Entrants for the 26 mile walk may opt for a guided walk led by a member of the Wessex Group. A limited number of spaces available for this option.

Entry Fee:  
£10.00p LDWA Members or £15.00p Non Members( £5 extra for all entries “on the day”). 

OTD entries only accepted if the event is not full. Please check online before making journey.

Fee includes refreshments at manned checkpoints, (Please bring your own mug) and hot meal  at the finish.


Start & Finish:
Burley Village Hall, Grid Reference SU209028

Free car parking available at Grid Reference SU214029 (opposite the Cricket Ground). Paid car parking in village at SU211031. Please car share where possible


Start: 08:00 for 26 mile walkers.

         09:00 for  18 mile walkers, 26 mile runners , and 18 mile runners.                                                                                                                              


07:00 - 07:45 for 26 mile walkers

08:10 - 08:45 for 18 mile walkers, 26 mile runners , and 18 mile runners. 

Finish Time:            
All entrants to finish by 17:30hrs. 
A certificate will be awarded to all who finish within the 17:30 cut off time limit

Map Required:     
Ordnance Survey New Forest Outdoor Leisure No.22 Scale 1:25000   

Route maps and GPS downloads available on website by 1st December 2017. 

Terms & Conditions for Entry

  1. Entrants to follow the advised route, visit checkpoints in prescribed order and ensure their arrival at manned checkpoints is noted by Marshals.

  2. Entrants to ensure all checkpoint numbers are noted on their checkpoint card.

  3. Maximum time limits and checkpoint closing times will be enforced.

  4. All entrants who retire should report to the nearest checkpoint where possible or contact the emergency number supplied to arrange transport back to the finish.

  5. Entrants must carry a map and compass/GPS, a mug for drinks at checkpoints and a pen/pencil to write on checkpoint card.

  6. Entrants to follow the Countryside Code at all times.

  7. Whilst there is reasonable parking available, car sharing where possible would be appreciated.

  8. Dogs are not permitted unless registered assistance dogs.

  9. Minimum age of 18 unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

  10. Entrants confirm they have sufficient knowledge, experience and navigational skills to take part in this long distance challenge in the prevailing weather conditions.

  11. Entrants confirm they are in good health and have no medical condition (s) that may cause undue concern or inconvenience to the organisers or others.

  12. Entrants participate at their own risk and are aware that no liability is accepted by the organisers for injury, damage or loss sustained by the entrant before, during or after the event.

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