Ultra Trail Events

Ultra Trail Events  

Here at Climb South West, we like to take you on a journey. You’ll find with all of our challenges, the place you finish up is never the place you started. All of the Ultra Trail Events have a clear purpose, whether it’s a 30km guided walk across Dartmooror a 117 mile run across the whole of Devon, you’ll find a challenge that suits you. 

You might find you’re being led through the wilds of Dartmoor in the middle of Winter, guided by one of our qualified Mountain Leaders, or walking to the top of Golden Cap, the highest point of the south coast, as dawn breaks.  

We love to help people achieve their goals, and hope to provide this, whatever your level. We encourage walkers and runners of any pace to take part. 

Our Ultra Trail Events are different to regular ‘races’ or other events, as we don’t think of them as races, with winners; completing the event is worth celebrating enough.  

Challenge yourself, go on an adventure or raise money for the charity of your choice. 

  • Dartmoor in a Day, September 8th 2018 | Dartmoor – The Winter Traverse 6th January 2018.
  • Jurassic Coast 100 mile / 100 km 50 km / 30 km 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 Ultra Trail Events can be found below.

Dartmoor in a Day Challenge Events

Dartmoor in a Day – Walk or Run 8th September 2018.

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

Okehampton to Ivybridge – 50 km 

*Postbridge to Ivybridge – 30 km 

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.

To book, please use the form below.

Jurassic Coast 100 Challenge Events

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.

Devon Coast to Coast Ultra Marathon

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.

Welsh 3000 14 Peaks Challenge Events

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.

Devon Coast to Coast Ultra Marathon

This is your chance to run or walk the entire length of coast path within Exmoor National Park.

6th October 2018.

We start at Combe Martin, and head east to finish in Minehead at the official South West Coast Path start/finish marker.
Tucked away in the Bristol Channel, this section is more sheltered than other parts of the 630 mile South West Coast Path. It has the longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales, highest point on the coastline at Culbone Hill (433m), and highest sea cliff, Great Hangman (244m).

To book, please use the form below.

Welsh 3000 14 Peaks Challenge Events

Jurassic Coast 100 miles / 100 km / 50 km

 

Choose from the 3 options below: 

 

50 km from Lyme Regis to Exmouth - 2nd June - 8am - Time limit: 14 Hours    (£39)

 

100 km from Weymouth to Exmouth - 1st June - 9pm - Time limit: 24 Hours (£59)

 

The Full Jurassic, 100 miles from Poole to Exmouth - 1st June - 9am - Time limit: 36 Hours    (£99)

 

 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:
Friday June 01, 2018
09:00
Ends On:
Saturday June 02, 2018
23:00
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Welsh 3000 (14 Peaks) 24hr Challenge / 2 Day Challenge 23-24 June 2018

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 23rd June (24hr Challenge) - £160

Saturday 23rd June  - Sunday 24th June  (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 June 23, 2018
04:00
Ends On:
Sunday June 24, 2018
18:00
£160.00
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Coach Transport Dartmoor in a Day 2018

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

Coach Transport for 50 km RUN (Ivybridge to Okehampton) 6:45am*

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

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

Starts On:
Saturday September 08, 2018
05:30
Ends On:
Saturday September 08, 2018
10:00
£10.00
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Dartmoor in a Day 2018

Dartmoor in a Day - Walk or Run 8th September 2018..

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 2018, 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 2018 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 08, 2018
07:00
Ends On:
Saturday September 08, 2018
21:00
£55.00
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Exmoor Coast 50

This is your chance to run or walk the entire length of coast path within Exmoor National Park.

55km - Combe Martin - Minehead

30km - Lynmouth - Minehead

6th October 2018.

We start at Combe Martin, and head east to finish in Minehead at the official South West Coast Path start/finish marker.
Tucked away in the Bristol Channel, this section is more sheltered than other parts of the 630 mile South West Coast Path. It has the longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales, highest point on the coastline at Culbone Hill (433m), and highest sea cliff, Great Hangman (244m).

 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.

Coach transport available separately for £10.

Starts On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
07:00
Ends On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
21:00
£49.00
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Saturday October 06, 2018
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Call: 07966 654867
Email: info@climbsouthwest.com 

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