Dartmoor – The Winter Traverse 

South Brent – Meldon – 6th January 2018

Start your new year with a big dose of winter; walk or run across Dartmoor on the first weekend of 2018. Our event is a fully guided 50 km journey from South to North, through some of the most remote parts of the moors. We also have a 30 km option from Princetown to Meldon.

The Winter Traverse is not your everyday walk on Dartmoor; it is definite step up from our Dartmoor in a Day challenge held in September and uses a separate line. The route passes Red Lake and the sources of the rivers Erme and Plym, (don’t expect to keep your feet dry!) After a welcome break in Princetown, you will continue to some wild locations on the North Moor including: Roos Tor, Tavy Cleave and Chat Tor. From here, the route picks up the Rattlebrook dismantled railway before descending to the finish in Meldon.

Weather is always a factor on Dartmoor but even more so in January; there is also the small number of daylight hours to consider and difficult terrain underfoot. You will be thoroughly looked after by the team at Climb South West, and remember it is a challenge event rather than a race so run or walk at a pace that suits you.

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 30 km walk option is achievable by anyone with a good level of walking fitness but the 50 km should not be underestimated! You will however 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.

Coach Transport

Coach transport for this event will be available to book separately. This will take you from the end to the start BEFORE the challenge and will enable you to run/walk back to your car. £10.

Entries for this event are limited to 60 places.

Route:

50 km Winter Traverse Leg 150 km Winter Traverse Leg 230 km Winter Traverse

Coach Transport - Winter Traverse

Coach Transport - Winter Traverse

Meldon - South Brent - 5am, 6th January 2018.

This will take you from the free parking at the end of the challenge at Meldon Village Hall to the start at South Brent BEFORE the challenge.

£10

Starts On:
Saturday January 06, 2018
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Ends On:
Saturday January 06, 2018
06:00
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Dartmoor - The Winter Traverse

South Brent - Meldon - 50km - 6th January 2018

Princetown - Meldon - 30km - 6th January 2018

Start your new year with a big dose of winter; walk or run across Dartmoor on the first weekend of 2018. Our event is a fully guided 50 km journey from South to North, through some of the most remote parts of the moors. We also have a 30km option from Princetown to Meldon.

The Winter Traverse is not your everyday walk on Dartmoor; it is definite step up from our Dartmoor in a Day challenge held in September and uses a separate line. The route passes Red Lake and the sources of the rivers Erme and Plym, (don’t expect to keep your feet dry!) After a welcome break in Princetown, you will continue to some wild locations on the North Moor including: Roos Tor, Tavy Cleave and Chat Tor. From here, the route picks up the Rattlebrook dismantled railway before descending to the finish in Meldon.

Entries are limited to 60 places.

 

 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 January 06, 2018
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Ends On:
Saturday January 06, 2018
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Dartmoor in a Day

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.

We have added a 30 km option, 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 30 km walk option is achievable by anyone with a good level of walking fitness but the 50 km should not be underestimated! You will however be supported 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 supported 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.

On booking, please select Walk if you expect to take between 10 and 14 hours. Select RUN if you expect to complete in under 10 hours. (When booking places on the shuttle bus, you will also need to select WALK or RUN).

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.

Dartmoor in a Day 2017 Participant Handbook

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