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Exmoor Trail Running Challenge

Lynton, Exmoor

Organiser's Description

Set at the wonderful Allerford Recreation Ground just outside Porlock on the Exmoor coast, which is all part of the amazing Holnicote Estate, part of the National Trust.

This is a truly stunning area for trail running, with open moorland and coastal sections to make this an exceptional trail run in the heart of the Exmoor National Park.

With the marathon and ultra runners cover areas around Dunkery Hill (Highest point on Exmoor) and Horner Wood (nature reserves) before joining the South West Coast Path back towards Porlock and the finish. It’s a tough and challenging route with a few sharp hills thrown in.

Canicross friendly.

Distances

49 km, 42 km, 25 km, 10 km

A large, gorgeous bespoke medal (individual ribbons for each distance). (All finishers)
A Trail Events Morf Snood (All entrants)
Chip timing
Well Marked course (No self navigation needed)
Well stocked checkpoints
Amazingly friendly and helpful staff
Full medical support
Camping available
Bar and refreshments available onsite
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports retail shop
Trail Events retail shop
Event photographs (Photos are FREE for you to download)

Allerford Recreation Ground, Hare Park, Allerford,Minehead, TA24 8HL

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to a 19th Century Memorial Hut. Following the trail across the Moor you arrive at Selworthy Beacon, leaving the Beacon behind you take the coastal path with spectacular views towards Hursltone Point and the coast. The trail takes you to the lower coastal path before you climb to reach Bossington Hill before heading back through the Allerford Plantation and the Agnes Fountain Monument and the finish.

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to a 19th Century Memorial Hut and onto the open moors. Various trials with hidden gems await you …forest trails, enchanting villages, an abundance of wildlife and nature before hitting the coastal path with outstanding views out to sea. Following the path you will encounter the ancient remains Burgundy Chapel before heading back to the open moors towards Hurlstone Point. The trail takes you to the lower coastal path before you climb to reach Bossington Hill before heading back through the Allerford Plantation and the Agnes Fountain Monument and the finish.

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to the beautiful Church of Selworthy. Following the trail you will be striding towards Dunkery Hill and its famous Beacon, following the Coleridge Way. Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserves greet you for this enchanting section, steeped in history and wildlife. Horner Hill and the best little tea rooms await you before you head out to the village of Porlock. Following the trails you then once again explore the open moors and fields before heading back towards the scenic coast and the pretty Porlock Weir, then you have the amazing views of the coast passing Porlock pebbly beach leading to grass paths that take you past the Dead Trees on the Marsh. You fast approach the quaint village of Bossington before returning to the forest trials of the Allerford Plantation with the Agnes Fountain Monument and on to the finish.

An outstanding Trail run awaits you within the beautiful and exhilarating Exmoor National Park. Leaving the tranquil village of Allerford deep within the National Parks you arrive on forest trials that lead you to the beautiful Church of Selworthy following the trail you will be striding towards Dunkery Hill and its famous Beacon following the Coleridge Way. Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserves greet you for this enchanting section, steeped in history and wildlife. Horner Hill and the best little tea rooms await you before you head out to the village of Porlock. Leaving Porlock behind you head you continue on the Coleridge Way to Sugar loaf Hill and the amazing views over looking Embelle Wood Beach. From here you follow the coastal path through the woods to the village of Porlock Weir. Leaving the woods behind you follow the Porlock Pebble Beach leading to grass paths that take you pass the Dead Trees on the Marsh. You fast approach the quaint village of Bossington before returning to the forest trials of the Allerford Plantation with the Agnes Fountain Monument and on to the finish.

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash.

Ample Parking is available at Allerford Recreation Ground and a-joining field.

Sign posts and flags will also be out on show to guide you into Allerford village and the parking area.

Cost for parking – £5 per vehicle all day parking. CASH ONLY

NUMBER & TIMING CHIP
Numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.


SIGNAGE
We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

Camping is available at Hare Park, Allerford Recreation Ground.

Cost £7 per person per night (Plus £5 for your vehicle)

Please note this is a basic campsite.

Fresh Water tap and Portaloos onsite.

No Electrical hookups available.

No disposable barbecues or fire pits allowed.

To reserve a camping spot please write to info@trailevents.co with your arrival time & tent size/camper van information included.

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