New Forest Challenge

Wessex LDWA's 42nd New Forest Challenge (2021)

Was scheduled for Sunday 7th March 2021, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Group's Management Committee decided with consideration of the health and safety issues, that the 2021 New Forest Challenge would regrettably have to be cancelled.

We plan to hold a new Challenge Event in 2022, full details can be found on our website: Wessex LDWA - The Chawton Challenge 2022, but as a teaser it will be called "The Chawton Challenge" and based at Chawton House, the estate that was once owned by Jane Austen's brother.

Wessex LDWA's 41st New Forest Challenge (2020)

The Event was held on Sunday 23rd February, there is a delightful video of the 2020 New Forest Challenge from Jonathan in Lymington, follow the link below:


For the results please see below:

26 mile event results:  - (PDF of 26 mile Route)

NFC2020 26 Mile Event Runners' Results

NFC2020 26 Mile Event Walkers' Results

18 mile event results: - (PDF of 18 mile Route)

NFC2020 18 Mile Event Runners' Results

NFC2020 18 Mile Event Walkers' Results

New Forest Challenge 2011     

New Forest Challenge 2012     

New Forest Challenge 2014


New Forest Challenge 2015     


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