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Sunday 22nd March 2020

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Sunday 6th October 2019
Entries Close
Sunday 8th March 2020
30 Miles; 20 Miles
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36 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £8.00   
Non Member   £16.00   
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This challenge event offers the choice of a 30 or a 20 mile route in 11 hours. Starting from the village of Cerne Abbas, site of the famous Cerne Giant, the route will take in some of the best downland and river valleys of Dorset, passing through Alton Pancras, Lyscombe Chapel, Bingham's Melcombe (30 route only), the Dorsetshire Gap, Buckland Newton and Sydling St Nicholas (also 30 route only).

The event will start from Cerne Abbas Village Hall (GR ST664014 Link to map) and there is free parking in the vicinity – please park considerately and follow the advice of the marshals. 

Includes light refreshments at checkpoints and a light meal at the end.
No dogs.
Please bring your own mug.

The route description will be available on the Dorset LDWA website two weeks before the event.

Cerne Abbas village hall GR ST664014.

Start Time
Rolling Start - You must get your tally card scanned prior to starting. You may start between 08:00 and 09:00 but you should time your start so not arrive at CP1 (7.3 miles) before it opens at 09:30. The CP will not open or offer any services before this time.

All participants must finish by 7:00pm - a cut off will be applied.

We will not accept entries on the day, and entries are limited to 180.  Entries are not transferable.

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