Bude Beast 2024


The 4th Bude Beast will be held on Saturday 29th June 2024

Starting and finishing at Bude Rugby Club, Bude, EX23 8QG

This year there will be 30 and 24 mile circular routes incorporating footpaths through farmland, wooded valleys, the Bude canal and coast.

There will also be a 6 mile route for families which follows the Bude canal, together with field and clifftop paths.

                      

START TIMES: WALKERS/RUNNERS: 30 MILE ROUTE 08.00              
  WALKERS/RUNNERS: 24 MILE ROUTE 08.00-09.00  
  WALKERS/RUNNERS: 6 MILE
09.30-14.00  

 

There will be tea, coffee, squash and biscuits available before the start. There will be light refreshments and cold drinks at checkpoints. For the 30 and 24 mile entrants, there will be a pasty and hot and cold drinks at the finish. For the 6 mile entrants, there will be ice cream and hot and cold drinks at the finish.

All finishers will receive a certificate.

A full route description and GPX file will be available for download from this page about ten days before the event. Please bring a copy of the route description as none will be provided on the day.

A sketch map will be available for download of a short intricate section through farm buildings which has caused a few navigational problems in the past!

 

MAPS: The whole route is covered by OS Landranger 1:50 000 number 190.  Most of the 24 and 30 mile routes are covered by OS Explorer 1:25 000 number 126.  Unfortunately about 6 miles of the  initial southern loop for ALL routes (6/24/30) is covered by OS Explorer 1:25 000 number 111

Entrants must be able to read a map and follow compass bearings and must have sufficient knowledge, experience, equipment and navigational skills to take part in this walk in all conditions and especially in the event of bad weather.

Although a summer walk, entrants should ensure they carry sufficient kit to undertake the challenge in the prevailing conditions on the day.

Kit to be carried as an absolute minimum should include: waterproofs, adequate footwear, change of clothing, hat, sunblock, map, compass, route description, emergency food, water bottle and MUG.

PLEASE BRING A MUG AS NONE WILL BE PROVIDED

There is no parking available at the Rugby Club for entrants.
There is parking adjacent to their practice pitch which is nearby. Instructions will be detailed in the final instructions and there will be Marshal's on the day directing car parking.
All this is necessary as we are sharing the facilities with the Caravanning Club.

 

ENTRIES:

Entry is limited to 300 participants and is available through Si-entries the link will be attached once entries open

Entry  fees are:

LDWA MEMBER: 30/24 MILE ROUTES: £12

NON LDWA: 30/24 MILE ROUTES: £18

ALL ENTRANTS: 6 MILE ROUTE: ADULTS: £4 / UNDER 18'S: £1:

Parents or guardians accompanying entrants under 18 must sign a parental consent form and bring it when registering. The form will be available for downloading when the route description is published.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the organiser, Julian Pursey by email at:  budebeast@gmail.com

The published listing for this event on the national LDWA site can be found here:  https://ldwa.org.uk/CornwallAndDevon/E/30217/bude-beast.html

To enter visit the Si-entries listing HERE