Chagford Challenge 2021

The 2021 Chagford Challenge will be held on 26th September.


For this year's challenge there will be three new routes all with a full route description; they are on a mixture of footpaths, lanes and open moorland around Chagford.

Your Challenge is to complete your chosen distance: 31 miles with 4800 ft of ascent, 22 miles with 3200 ft of ascent or 17 miles with 2700 ft of ascent, using paths, tracks, quite country lanes and open moorland, by 19:00.

Below is a summary of the event, but the full rules and notes can be downloaded by clicking Here. Please ensure you have read them before you enter the event.

The event will start and finish at the Jubilee Hall Chagford SX 701875 located in the centre of Chagford near to the church.

Registration for 31 & 22 miles walkers will be from 7:10 to 07:50 then briefing and start at 08:00

Registration for 17 miles walkers starts at 8:00 to 08:20 then briefing and start at 08:30

Runners registration will be from 08:30 to 08:50 then briefing and start at 09:00

Strictly no runners starting before 09.00, as the checkpoints will not be open for you

No dogs allowed; this has been agreed with the landowners & DNPA, so please respect this.

Car parking is available at Chagford Primary School on the way into town; please note that car parking is likely to be limited, if possible, please car share.

There are toilets and simple washing facilities at the Hall.

There will be 4-3-2 checkpoints depending on your chosen distance, with simple food and cold drinks available. A pasty & hot & cold drinks will be available at the finish, all included in the entry fee.  If you think you need some more food then you may bring a little food & drink of your own.

Please bring a mug for drinks at the checkpoints and the Jubilee Hall, as there will be no cups available, we are trying to reduce the volume of plastic used.

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.

All routes are covered by the OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor (1:25,000) or the OS Landranger 191 (1:50,000) Okehampton & North Dartmoor.

Because the routes have been agreed with the Dartmoor National Park Authority it is important that you keep to them at all times.

Certificates will be given on the day to all those who complete the walk.

All entrants will be able to download a full route description from this page to print and take to the event.

Entry is Limited to 150 people in order to comply with current LDWA  guidelines, however, if guidance changes with the lifting of restrictions, then we will open up more places, giving preference to those on the waiting list. However,  in any event, not more than 99 walkers for the 31 miles route and not more than 99 walkers for the 22 miles route will be accepted for safety reasons.

The entry list will close when either, the entry limit of 300 is reached or by 30th Aug 2021.

The entry fee is £12 for LDWA members or £18 for non-members. £2 of your entry fee will be donated to the Dartmoor National Park, to help with the upkeep & maintenance of the park.

DNPA have now given us permission to run this event. Entries are through Si-Entries only.

Important Note about GDPR

Personal information submitted on the event entry form will be held by the event organisers and retained securely for up to seven years after the event is held for the purposes of managing this event only. Photographs are likely to be taken at the event, which may be featured in Strider magazine, group newsletters, on LDWA websites and on LDWA social media. This will be held in perpetuity and entrants have the right to request deletion where it is physically possible for the LDWA to do so. Personal data may be published immediately and may be held in perpetuity for the purposes of providing a record of the event. Entrants have the right to request that all their personal data be anonymised or removed where it is possible for the LDWA to do so. Please see the Data Protection and Privacy User Guide on for more information.”


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