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Discussion Forum - Events - CERNE GIANT 20 AND 30 MILE CHALLENGE WALK - March 22nd 2015 - DORSET


Author: Mike Childs
Posted: Fri 30th Jan 2015, 15:19
Joined: 1990
Local Group: Dorset
Just 18 places left :It will be full before the closing date, so don't miss out on our lovely spring walk.
Author: Mike Childs
Posted: Tue 16th Dec 2014, 15:19
Joined: 1990
Local Group: Dorset
If you live in the south or west of Britain, and are able to combine doing the the CG30 with the equally fine (but surprisingly different) Pewsey Downsaround - on April 12th - you will enjoy walking in some of the best of the chalk downs landscape in Britain. And, if you complete both you will have covered over 100K on the two events. We did the Pewsey Downsaround for the first time last year and thought it was a great event. The spring flowers were an added bonus.
Author: Mike Childs
Posted: Mon 15th Dec 2014, 8:51
Joined: 1990
Local Group: Dorset
Although the entry limit for this event is shown as 180 in Strider - the SiEntries page actually says 200. We will accept up to 200.

We already now have 100 entries to date, so don't miss out - and make it easy for us, by using SI entries, please... We will not accept entries on the day

This is a excellent early spring event in a wonderful setting - and the only LDWA challenge walk entirely on the Dorset Downs - one of the most beautiful, and interesting parts of southern England. This part of Dorset is surprisingly hilly, and the CG30 is definitely a genuine challenge, and not a stroll in the park.

The event starts from the hall, in the iconic village of Cerne Abbas.

The tough 30 mile route takes in the remote and ancient Lyscombe Chapel (a most unusual first CP) and the lovely villages of Melcombe Bingham, Buckland Newton and Sydling St Nicholas. The 20 mile route returns from Buckland Newton, omitting Sydling

There will be all the usual support and amenities at CPs - and simple hot food at the finish. We were unable to hold this event in 2014, but it is back in 2015. We welcome both walkers and runners - but fast people must take the later start time because opening times at all the checkpoints will be rigidly enforced, and if you arrive to early at a CP you will have to wait.

Dorset LDWA hopes to see you in March at Cerne Abbas

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