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Challenge Events

A Challenge Event is a walk mostly on footpaths and other Public Rights of Way (PROWs), across open fields and moors, avoiding tarmac as much as possible. The challenge is to the individual, e.g. 30 miles in 10 hours, it is NOT a race. The distances include at least one option over 20 miles - commonly 25, 26.2 ( Marathon) - with walks over 50 miles, e.g. 62 miles (100 kilometres) in 26 hours giving qualification for the LDWA's 'flagship' Event, held over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in a different part of the country each year, namely, a Hundred Miles in 48 hours, with a limit of 500 participants.

Search For Challenge Event

By default this page shows a summary of all LDWA events occurring in the next 365 days. Please use the following options to choose the types of events you wish to see, then click on either the Show as Map or Show as List buttons. To see all events just click on one of the buttons without setting any options. To remove all options use the Clear button.

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Dateclick to sort Nameclick to sort Typeclick to sort Mileage Organiserclick to sort
Sat 27th Apr 2024 Corvedale Cake Walk Challenge  22 or 10ml. Marches
Sun 28th Apr 2024 Devonshire Dumpling 28 April 2024 Challenge  30, 18 or 9ml. Cornwall & Devon
Sun 28th Apr 2024 Pewsey Downsaround Challenge  35, 26, 15 or 10ml. Wiltshire
Sun 28th Apr 2024 The South Downs Marathon Challenge  28ml. Sussex
Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2024 Speyside 100 Marshal's Walk Challenge  100ml. North of Scotland
Sat 4th May 2024 Steel City 60 Challenge  60ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 4th May 2024 Wolds 20 Challenge  20 or 13ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 Bala Challenge Challenge  20, 14 or 8ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 Clun Valley Challenge Walk 2024 Challenge  26 or 16ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 Ridgeway 40 Walk Challenge  40ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 11th May 2024 The 14th Marsden Moors Meander & Marathon Challenge  26, 23 or 18ml. The Irregulars
Sun 12th May 2024 The Joe Beswick Sandstone Trail Challenge Challenge  34ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 18th May 2024 CRO Ingleborough Challenge 2024 Challenge  26 or 12ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 18th May 2024 Winchcombe walking Festival 21mile Challenge Challenge  21ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 19th May 2024 Leaden Boot Challenge Challenge  26.2ml. (Non LDWA)
Mon 20th May - Sun 2nd Jun 2024 Round and About Walks Challenge  23, 13 or 10ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2024 Speyside 100 Challenge  100ml. North of Scotland
Sat 1st Jun 2024 Farthingstone Foot Fest Challenge  26, 15, 13 or 11ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 2nd Jun 2024 Pick and Mix Challenge  4.5, 6, 8 or 10ml. Beds, Bucks & N'hants
Sat 8th Jun 2024 53rd Six Shropshire Summits Challenge Walk Challenge  36ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 8th - Sun 9th Jun 2024 Stanza Stones Ultra Challenge  50ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 9th Jun 2024 Settle Saunter Challenge  23, 13 or 6.5ml. (Non LDWA)
Fri 14th - Sat 22nd Jun 2024 Annual South Downs Way Walk Challenge  105ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 15th Jun 2024 Baslow Boot Bash Challenge  26 or 14ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 22nd Jun 2024 Malvern Midsummer Marathon Challenge  26 or 14ml. Heart of England
Sun 23rd Jun 2024 Herts Hobble Challenge  26.2 or 18ml. Essex & Herts
Sun 23rd Jun 2024 Purbeck Plod Challenge  25, 16 or 12ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 29th Jun 2024 Durham Dales Challenge Challenge  30 or 14ml. Northumbria
Sat 6th Jul 2024 Hallow 12 Parish Challenge Challenge  40, 26, 18, 14 or 10ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 13th Jul 2024 High Weald Challenge Challenge  26, 20 or 15ml. Kent
Sat 20th - Sun 21st Jul 2024 Afoot in Two Dales Challenge Walk - Event Details Updated Challenge  50ml. The Irregulars
Sat 27th Jul 2024 Rodent Wriggle Challenge  13.5, 23 or 31.5ml. Norfolk & Suffolk
Sat 3rd Aug 2024 Calderdale Crawl Challenge  24ml. Calderdale
Sun 4th Aug 2024 The Sussex Loops Challenge  c31ml. Sussex
Sat 10th Aug 2024 Open to Offas Challenge  31, 23 or 15.5ml. Merseystride
Sun 11th Aug 2024 Birmingham Canal Canter Challenge  26 or 18ml. Heart of England
Sun 18th Aug 2024 Dorset Doddle 2024 - Event Details Updated Challenge  32ml. Dorset
Sat 24th Aug 2024 35th FINAL SMUGGLERS TROD - Entries Closed Challenge  26 or 17ml. Yorkshire Coast
Sat 7th Sep 2024 61st Across Wales Walk Challenge  45ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 7th Sep 2024 One Foot in the Gargrave Challenge  23ml. West Yorkshire
Sun 8th Sep 2024 Notfast Ponton Plod Challenge Challenge  26.4, 17.1, 12 or 6.3ml. (Non LDWA)
Fri 13th - Sat 14th Sep 2024 Peak District Challenge 2024 by Wilderness Development Challenge  62.5, 15.6, 31.3 or 46.9ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 14th Sep 2024 17th Tour des Marches (Formally Wistanstow Challenge) Challenge  26, 18 or 12ml. Marches
Sat 14th - Mon 23rd Sep 2024 Barmouth Walking Festival 2024 Challenge  TBCml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 15th Sep 2024 Chagford Challenge - 15 Sept 2024 - Event Details Updated Challenge  32, 24, 17 or 8ml. Cornwall & Devon
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Sep 2024 Surrey Tops Challenge  50ml. Surrey
Fri 27th - Sun 29th Sep 2024 Trailwalker 2024 Challenge  62.5ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 29th Sep 2024 The Marlow Donkey Challenge  c25 or c16ml. Thames Valley
Sat 5th Oct 2024 Goyt Valley Challenge Challenge  26.2 or 14.3ml. High Peak
Sat 5th Oct 2024 The 41st Round Rotherham Challenge  50ml. (Non LDWA)
Sat 12th - Sun 13th Oct 2024 Potter Around The Otter 50 Challenge  50ml. Cornwall & Devon
Sat 12th Oct 2024 Wye Not Wander Challenge  27, 20 or 14ml. Kent
Sat 19th Oct 2024 40th Gatliff Marathon Challenge  31.5 or 15ml. (Non LDWA)
Sun 20th Oct 2024 Signpost Challenge Challenge  24 or 19ml. South Manchester
Sat 26th Oct 2024 Cracoe Cracker Challenge Challenge  25 or 12ml. West Yorkshire
Sun 17th Nov 2024 Shillington Shuffle Challenge  26, 18 or 12ml. Beds, Bucks & N'hants
Sat 14th Dec 2024 The 19th Regular Irregular Challenge  11.6, 7.2 or 4.2ml. The Irregulars
Wed 1st Jan 2025 The 18th Hangover Hike Challenge  21, 13 or 10ml. The Irregulars

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