Challenge Events

We have over 15 years experience managing challenge events and supporting charity groups, with their fundraising activities. Our offering now extends to a few public events:

  • Dartmoor in a Day, September 9th 2017 | Dartmoor – The Winter Traverse 6th January 2018.
  • Jurassic Coast 100 km / 100 mile Challenge, 1st June 2018.
  • The Welsh 3000, 14 Peaks Challenge (24hrs or 2 days). Multiple dates available.
  • Devon Coast to Coast, Easter 2018 | 4 Marathons, 4 Days, 2 Coasts, 2 National Parks | 117 mile Ultra-marathon.

Join these purely for the challenge, or enter as a fundraiser. Full details for these Challenge Events can be found below.

We also offer fundraising abseils for charities, schools and other organisations. Please get in touch for details.

Join us for a 50 km guided run or walk right accross Dartmoor. Highlights along the way include the East Okement valley, Hangingstone Hill, the East Dart valley, Bellever Tor, West Dart stepping stones, Ryder’s Hill, a clapper bridge over the upper Avon river, the Dartmoor Volcano and stunning views along the Erme valley and out to sea.

To book, please use the form below.

Join us on a journey through 185 million years of history and 100 miles of incredible coastline.
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage site that spans 95 miles, from Studland to Exmouth. In June 2018, we have 3 challenges:

50 km from Lyme Regis to Exmouth

100 km from Weymouth to Exmouth

The Full Jurassic, 100 miles from Poole to Exmouth.

To book, please use the form below.

Join us in 2018 for an exciting and unique event; The 117 mile Devon Coast to Coast.

There are two ways you can join us on this special challenge:

Run 4 legs, over 4 days, covering just over a marathon a day, or complete the 117 mile route in the generous time limit of 48 hours!

30th March – 2nd April 2018.

To book, please use the form below.

The Welsh 3000 Challenge (14 Peaks) climbs all the peaks in Snowdonia in a continuous journey. Highlights along the way include summiting Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England. The knife edged ridge traverse of Crib Goch, scrambling over the incredible Glyders and Tryfan before taking on the stunning and remote Carneddau range.

To book, please use the form below.

Welsh 3000 (14 Peaks) 24hr Challenge, August 5th

Welsh 3000s 14 Peaks - Get ready for the best mountain running / walking challenge in the UK.

5th August 2017.

The Welsh 3000s (14 Peaks) climbs all the peaks in Snowdonia in a continuous journey. Highlights along the way include summiting Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England. The knife edged ridge traverse of Crib Goch, scrambling over the incredible Glyders and Tryfan before taking on the stunning and remote Carneddau range. 

We have been guiding this challenge regularly over the last 15 years with a range of client groups from large charity events over three days, through to groups of fit runners aiming to complete all peaks within 12 hours. The record  (from 1st to last peak) stands at an almost unbelievable time of 4hrs 20 minutes. This doesn't however, include the time taken to climb the first peak nor descend the last. Most people will aim to complete this challenge over 2-3 days. We are offering the Welsh 3000s, in August 2017 as a 24hr challenge.

So what's involved?

Total distance is about 50km with a height gain close to 4000m, the Welsh 3000s, completed inside 24hrs is brutally tough, but a fantastic challenge. Not one to be underestimated but achievable by anyone with a good level of fitness. There are however, some sections of exposed scrambling. The most famous being Crib Goch. Previous hill walking experience would be highly recommended.

You'll climb all 14 peaks officially recognised as being over 3000ft but we may also include some others, that fall directly alongside our intended route. You are welcome to join us as an individual, part of a group, or representing a charity of your choice.

We will have two pace options:

Run: Join us for a guided run over this beautiful mountain range. It isn't a race but we will move at a steady jog on the easy sections and walk the rest. There will be plenty of time to learn a few navigational skills or sharpen up existing ones. This would perfect preparation for anyone thinking about entering the V3K or Welsh 1000m races in the future.

Walk: We will take it steady, with a focus on completing the whole journey inside 24hrs. Navigation will be covered by our guides. If you want to develop your own skills in this area then we will be happy to share our expertise with you during the day. We also offer navigation workshops throughout the year, please ask.

What's included?

  • Low ratio guiding and supervision by our highly experienced and qualified leaders. We are fully insured to deliver this type of event.
  • Refueling opportunities and support along the way.
  • Photographs of your challenge will be provided at no extra cost

 

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) 1085 m
Crib y Ddysgl 1065 m
Crib Goch 923 m 
Elidir Fawr 923 m
Y Garn 947 m
Glyder Fawr 1000 m
Castell y Gwynt 972 m*
Glyder Fach 994 m
Tryfan 915 m
Pen yr Ole Wen 978 m
Carnedd Dafydd 1044 m
Yr Elen 962 m
Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 m
Foel Grach 976 m
Garnedd Uchaf (Carnedd Gwenllian) 926 m*
Foel-fras 942 m

It is an incredibly tough challenge to complete in a single day. However, we believe that we have the best team and support in place, giving our participants an excellent chance of success.

Safety is our number one consideration so we work on a very low staff to participant ratio. We only use qualified Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors for this event. All have extensive experience in Snowdonia and know the route well. Our run leaders are also experienced Ultramarathon runners.

During the event, you can expect:


Food and drink at our two road crossings.
•Fresh leaders joining your group for the second half of the day.
•A support team following the event, should you need to leave the challenge before the end.
•Different pace options.
•Transport back to the start.
•A truly memorable day.

Price for a 24hr Welsh 3000s in 2017 is £160. 

If our dates don't suit you or maybe you'd like to try it over 2/3 days, please get in touch.

 

This will be a tough day but one to remember for ever! 

Places are limited for this event, due to the nature of the terrain and supervision required. For further information, please contact info@climbsouthwest.com

Booking

All bookings are non-refundable or transferable. We do however understand that occasionally people need to cancel for various reasons. Please contact us more than 4 weeks before the event and you will be given a full credit towards the same event the following year. Cancellations received between 2-4 weeks will receive a 50% credit. Less than 2 weeks, no credit will be possible.

Confirmation of Booking

You will receive an email confirming your booking. Further details about the event and participant handbooks will be available on the website.

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Saturday August 05, 2017
04:00
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Sunday August 06, 2017
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Dartmoor in a Day 2017 - Walk or Run

Dartmoor in a Day - Walk or Run 9th September 2017.

Join us for a 50 km* guided run or walk right accross Dartmoor.

Okehampton to Ivybridge - 50 km - £49.50

*Postbridge to Ivybridge - 30 km - £35

The route starts at Okehampton railway station, passes through Postbridge and finishes in Ivybridge. Highlights along the way include the East Okement valley, Hangingstone Hill, the East Dart valley, Bellever Tor, West Dart stepping stones, Ryder's Hill, a clapper bridge over the upper Avon river, the Dartmoor Volcano and stunning views along the Erme valley and out to sea.

We have added a 30 km option for 2017, starting in Postbridge. This challenge follows the rest of the 50 km route from here.

The route is mainly across wild areas of open moor without any way markings. We have done this deliberately to maintain the wilderness feel of this event. There will however be some around farmland and road crossings. You will be provided with a route-marked map but we recommend using it alongside OL 28 Dartmoor (1:25,000) or BMC Dartmoor (1:40,000) maps. A GPX file will also be available for those that would like to use GPS. Full information on mandatory and suggested kit will be in your participant handbooks. We will add a copy here as soon as it's available.

As this is a challenge event rather than a race, cut off times at our final checkpoint will be very generous. Transport to the end of the event will be available if anyone doesn't manage to complete the distance.

The route is approximately 50 km (30 miles) and almost entirely off road. The walk option is achievable by anyone with a good level of walking fitness. You will be accompanied by qualified Mountain Leaders with extensive experience and knowledge of Dartmoor, who will assist you with navigation (and act as pacers for the runners).

For those that fancy a greater challenge, then why not join us for a run across the same route? Again you will be accompanied by experienced runners who are also qualified Mountain Leaders. We recommend that you prepare well for this; having run a marathon or two, or some trail runs over 20 miles will set you up well.

The role of our leaders is to act as mobile marshals and to assist you with route choice between checkpoints. You are welcome to walk or run with them for all or part of your journey but there is no obligation to do so.

We will have checkpoints at two road crossings during the route where refreshment will be available. These will be at Postbridge and Combestone Tor. Either of these locations would be perfect for spectators to offer support and cheer on loved ones.

The walk and run will both start from Okehampton Railway station. EX20 1EJ. There is ample parking here, toilet facilities and a cafe open from 6:30am.

Dartmoor in a day - Walk registration 6:30am.

Dartmoor in a day - Run registration 8am.

There will be two separate starts in 2017 with the walkers leaving about 1.5 hrs ahead of the runners.

Both events will finish in Ivybridge where you will collect your event T-shirt. Food and drink will also be available here.

Logistics can sometimes be an issue on these types of event so there will be a coach shuttle service available. This will allow you to complete your journey with your car waiting for you at the end. Cost for this will be £10 for the journey from Ivybridge to the event start at Okehampton railway station. Spaces will be limited and must be booked in advance. The departure time is likely to be about 5:30am for walkers and 7am for runners. Shuttle bus for 30 km challenge will be 9am. All coaches will leave from Ivybridge Community College.

We are happy to have under 18s on these challenges, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Booking

All bookings are non-refundable or transferable. We do however understand that occasionally people need to cancel for various reasons. Please contact us more than 4 weeks before the event and you will be given a full credit towards the same event the following year. Cancellations received between 2-4 weeks will receive a 50% credit. Less than 2 weeks, no credit will be possible.

Confirmation of Booking

You will receive an email confirming your booking. Further details about the event and participant handbooks will be available on the website.

 

Starts On:
Saturday September 09, 2017
07:00
Ends On:
Saturday September 09, 2017
21:00
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Coach Transport - Dartmoor in a Day

Coach Transport for 50 km WALK (Ivybridge to Okehampton) 5:30am*

Coach Transport for 50 km RUN (Ivybridge to Okehampton) 6:30am*

Coach Transport for 30 km Walk/Run  (Ivybridge to Postbridge) 9am*

*Exact departure times and location will be confirmed nearer the event.

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Saturday September 09, 2017
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Welsh 3000 24hr Challenge / 2 Day Challenge 30th September - 1st October

Welsh 3000 Challenge, 14 Peaks - The best mountain running / walking challenge in the UK.

The Welsh 3000 Challenge (14 Peaks) climbs all the peaks in Snowdonia in a continuous journey. Highlights along the way include summiting Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England. The knife edged ridge traverse of Crib Goch, scrambling over the incredible Glyders and Tryfan before taking on the stunning and remote Carneddau range.

Our next open events are on:

 

Saturday 30th September (24hr challenge) - £160

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October (2 day challenge) - £180

Other dates available for groups, please ask.

We have been guiding the Welsh 3000 challenge regularly over the last 15 years, with a range of client groups from large charity events over three days, through to groups of fit runners, aiming to complete all peaks within 12 hours. The record, (from 1st to last peak) stands at an almost unbelievable time of 4hrs 20 minutes. This doesn't however, include the time taken to climb the first peak nor descend the last. Most people will aim to complete this challenge over 2-3 days. We offer the Welsh 3000s as a 24hr guided challenge or spread over 2/3 days.

So what's involved?

Total distance is about 50km with a height gain close to 4000m, the Welsh 3000s completed inside 24hrs is brutally tough, but a fantastic challenge. To complete the challenge over 2 days is still very difficult. Not one to be underestimated but achievable by anyone with a good level of fitness. There are however, some sections of exposed scrambling. The most famous being Crib Goch. Previous hill walking experience would be highly recommended.

You'll climb all 14 peaks officially recognised as being over 3000ft but we may also include some others that fall directly alongside our intended route. You are welcome to join us as an individual, part of a group, or representing a charity of your choice.

We will have two pace options:

Run: Join us for a guided run over this beautiful mountain range. It isn't a race but we will move at a steady jog on the easy sections and walk the rest. There will be plenty of time to learn a few navigational skills or sharpen up existing ones. This would perfect preparation for anyone thinking about entering the V3K or Welsh 1000m races in the future.

Walk: We will take it steady, with a focus on completing the whole journey inside 24hrs (or 2 days). Navigation will be covered by our guides. If you want to develop your own skills in this area then we will be happy to share our expertise with you during the day. We also offer navigation workshops throughout the year, please ask.

What's included?

  • Low ratio guiding and supervision by our highly experienced and qualified leaders. We are fully insured to deliver this type of event.
  • Refueling opportunities and support along the way.
  • Photographs of your challenge will be provided at no extra cost.

Places are limited for this event, due to the nature of the terrain and supervision required. For further information, please contact info@climbsouthwest.com

Booking

All bookings are non-refundable or transferable. We do however understand that occasionally people need to cancel for various reasons. Please contact us more than 4 weeks before the event and you will be given a full credit towards the same event the following year. Cancellations received between 2-4 weeks will receive a 50% credit. Less than 2 weeks, no credit will be possible.

Confirmation of Booking

You will receive an email confirming your booking. Further details about the event and participant handbooks will be available on the website.

Starts On:
Saturday September 30, 2017
04:00
Ends On:
Sunday October 01, 2017
20:00
£160.00
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Coast to Coast Camping and Transport

Please choose from the options below. (Drop down menu on booking form)

 

4 Day Camping £40:

4 Nights camping at River Dart Country Park for 1 person.

Families are welcome to join you for an additional fee, please contact info@climbsouthwest.com for details.

Evening meals and breakfast available, contact info@climbsouthwest.com for details.

 

4 Day Transport £60:

Coach/minibus transport out and back to each stage of the Coast to Coast. Car parking at River Dart Country Park included.

 

Camping and Transport for the 117 mile non stop challenge £40:

Overnight camping at River Dart Country Park on the 30th March, transport to the start at Wembury and back from Lynmouth at the end. 

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Devon Coast to Coast

Devon Coast to Coast - Easter 2018

Join us in 2018 for an exciting and unique event; The 117 mile Devon Coast to Coast.

There are two ways you can join us on this special challenge:

Run 4 legs, over 4 days, covering just over a marathon a day, or complete the 117 mile route in the generous time limit of 48 hours!

117 miles non stop - £130 - 31st March 2018.

117 miles over 4 days - £180  (30th March - 2nd April 2018)

117 miles over 4 days - Relay team of 4 - £200 (30th March - 2nd April 2018)

Starting in Wembury, in the beautiful South Hams, you will follow the 17 mile Erme-Plym Trail to Ivybridge where you will meet the Two Moors Way, a 100 mile waymarked trail from the South of Dartmoor to North of Exmoor where it meets the sea in Lynmouth.

As well as the incredible views from the highpoints of the course, you will pass by many sites on the way: Grimspound stone circle, Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford, The Teign Valley, Exe Head to name a few. The route even nips over the border into Somerset and back into Devon on Exmoor!

We will ensure you are looked after, with fully-stocked checkpoints including hot drinks and hot food when you need them most!

More details to follow on locations of checkpoints, the 4-day start/finish points, as well as accommodation and transport options etc.

Entries limited to 100 places in total.

Booking

All bookings are non-refundable or transferable. We do however understand that occasionally people need to cancel for various reasons. Please contact us more than 4 weeks before the event and you will be given a full credit towards the same event the following year. Cancellations received between 2-4 weeks will receive a 50% credit. Less than 2 weeks, no credit will be possible.

Confirmation of Booking

You will receive an email confirming your booking. Further details about the event and participant handbooks will be available on the website.

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Friday March 30, 2018
08:00
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Monday April 02, 2018
20:00
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Coach Transport - Jurassic Coast 100 Miles.

Coach transport for the Jurassic Coast 100 mile challenge.

Exmouth - South Haven Point.

This coach will take you to the start before the event.

6:30am June 1st 2018.

Starts On:
Friday June 01, 2018
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