East Devon 8 Trigs
So, what’s involved?
Back for a 3rd year, 12th November 2022 (Clockwise)
- 33 and 21 mile (53km /34km) options
- Self navigate
- Teams of 2 – 6
- Solo entries available for confident navigators
- Open to runners and walkers
Eight of these trig points sit on a beautifully varied trail loop in East Devon. The route starts on Budleigh Salterton seafront and follows the South West Coast Path to High Peak trig point. Far reaching views from here extend to Berry Head to the South West and Portland to the East. The 8 Trig route continues from here along the coast to Weston Cliff, before heading inland to find Buckton and Beacon Hill trigs. After reaching High Peak, the 5 Trig route crosses Mutters Moor, before dropping down into the Otter valley. The 8 Trig route rejoins the 5 Trigs at the footbridge over the River Otter at Harpford. The next part of the route follows the East Devon Way, with short diversions to locate Aylesbeare, Woodbury and Black Hill trig points. From here, you head towards East Devon Golf Course and find West Down Beacon trig on the junction with the South West Coast Path. A downhill section from here takes you back to Budleigh Salterton.
- 2 well stocked aid stations on 8 Trigs route (1 on 5 Trigs route)
- First aid cover at checkpoints and mobile units in between
- Special medal for all finishers
Participant information 2021 (download handbook below)
The trig points
High Peak – SY103859
Weston Cliff – SY170882 (8 trigs only)
Buckton Hill – SY148908 (8 trigs only)
Beacon Hill – SY111909 (8 trigs only)
Aylesbeare – SY 055900
Woodbury – SY039881
Black Hill – SY026854
West Down Beacon – SY045811
Route will be clockwise for 2022. Everyone will start with West Down Beacon and pass High Peak on the return to Budleigh.
GPX files for both routes
Download the routes below (Zip file). GPX can also be downloaded from Outdoor Active.
East Devon 18 Trigs
Fancy a bigger challenge? 18 Trigs in East Devon can be linked on foot by a route of approximately 75 miles. Exact route choice is up to you. The aim should be to complete all 18 in under 24hrs, (Like the Bob Graham Round, but in East Devon!)
Further information here: East Devon 18 Trigs