Wenlock Olympian Walk - EVENT FULL

Sat 21st Jul 2012

Walk Details:

Event Type
Challenge Event
Region / Area
Central England / Shropshire
Local Group
Distance / Time Limit
100 or 50ml. 40 hours/ 20 hours
Start Time
8am (100 miles) 10am (50 miles) (later for runners) (previous 50 mile event recommended. Entrants must be 18 or over)
Priory Hall Much Wenlock

Figure of 8 route starting at the historic town of Much Wenlock, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement. The first loop weaves between the Shropshire hills of the Lawley and Caradoc to Craven Arms then heads across the Corvedale to the Clee Hills before returning to Much Wenlock along the Shropshire Way. The second loop follows the Severn Way to the picturesque town of Bridgnorth before exploring the Worfe valley then returning to Coalbrookdale and the industrial heritage of the area finishing by ascending the iconic Shropshire hill, the Wrekin, before returning to Much Wenlock

General Notes
In association with the Wenlock Olympian Society, two challenge walks over the weekend, as a tribute to foundation of the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850 and their direct contribution to the birth of the modern Olympic Games and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LDWA. Plentiful food and drink at the event centre and checkpoints half way round each loop. Minimal support elsewhere
Start and Finish

Entry Details:

100 miles - 20 (non LDWA 25); 50 miles 15 (non LDWA 20) Entries accepted from 1st January 2011


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