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Sunday 26th September 2021

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Friday 4th June 2021
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Sunday 29th August 2021
17 Miles Walker; 22 Miles Walker; 31 Miles Walker; 17 Miles Runner; 22 Miles Runner; 31 Miles Runner
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196 Participants
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LDWA Member   £12.00   
Non Member   £18.00   
Chagford Challenge - Team

For this year's challenge there will be three new routes all with a full route description and gpx files; they are on a mixture of footpaths, lanes and open moorland around Chagford.

Your Challenge is to complete your chosen distance: 31 miles, 22 miles or 17 miles by 19:00.

The event will start and finish at the Jubilee Hall Chagford SX 7015 8744 located in the centre of Chagford near to the church.

Below is a summary of the event, but the full rules and notes can be downloaded by clicking Here.

Please ensure you have read them before you enter the event.

Registration for 31 & 22 miles walkers will be from 7:10 to 07:50 than briefing and start at 08:00

while registration for 17 miles walkers start at 8:00 to 08:20 than briefing and start at 08:30

runners registration will be from 08:30 to 08:50 than briefing and start at 09:00

Strictly no runners starting before 09.00, as the checkpoints will not be open for you.

Checkpoint Timing

Cut off Times

Cp Opening Time






Cp1  Bennett's Cross 09:30 12:00 11:00 11:00 12:00
Cp2  Postbridge 10:45 13:30 13:20 13:20 n/a
   Sittaford Tor 11:30 15:00 12:45 n/a n/a
   Whitehorse Hill 11:40 13:20 13:20 n/a n/a
Cp3  Belstone 12:30 15:30 15:30 n/a n/a
Cp4  Gidleigh 12:30 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00
End  Chagford Hall 13:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00


No dogs allowed; this has been agreed with the landowners, so please respect this.

Car parking is available at Chagford Primary School on the way into town; please note that car parking is likely to be limited, if possible, please car share.

There are toilets and simple washing facilities at the Hall.

There will be 4-3-2 checkpoints depending on your chosen distance, with simple food and cold drinks available. A pasty & drinks will be available at the finish, all included in the entry fee. If you think you need some more food then you may bring a little food & drink of your own.

Please bring a mug for drinks at the checkpoints, as there will be no cups available at the checkpoints, we are trying to reduce the volume of plastic used.

Entrants must be able to read a map and follow compass bearings and

must have sufficient knowledge, experience, equipment and navigational skills

to take part in this walk in all conditions and especially in the event of bad weather.

All routes are covered by the OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor (1:25,000) or the OS Landranger 191 (1:50,000) Okehampton & North Dartmoor.

Because the routes have been agreed with the Dartmoor National Park Authority it is important that you keep to them at all times.

Certificates will be given on the day to all those who complete the walk.

The entry fee is £12 for LDWA members or £18 for non-members. £2 of your entry fee will be donated to the Dartmoor National Park, to help with the upkeep & maintenance of the park.


Entry is Limited to 150 people in order to comply with current LDWA guidelines,

however, if guidance changes with the lifting of restrictions, then we will open up more places, giving preference to those on the waiting list

However, in any event,

not more than 99 walkers for the 31 miles route and

not more than 99 walkers for the 22 miles route are accepted for safety reason.

The entry list will close when either, the entry limit is reached or by 29th Aug 2021.


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