Wellington Boot 100Km

Wellington Boot

A Challenge Walk of 100km


Because of the ongoing problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the current uncertainty and the repercussions for events of this type, we the organisers feel the we cannot hold the event within the guideline’s issued by the National Executive Committee of the LDWA & the Insurers.

The guideline’s issued cover all aspects of the event from registration, provision of food, to the type of check points that can be used.

We cannot guarantee the health, safety & welfare of our helpers/marshals (some of which could be in the high-risk category) during the event, so after a lot of discussion we have decided that our only option is to cancel next year’s Wellington Boot. 

We will not be postponing to 2022 and the next event we hold of this distance will not be until 2024.


Object: To complete a circular route of 100km (7,200ft of climb) on foot within 26 hours starting and finishing at Wellington Rugby Club in Somerset.

 The walk includes a view of the sea (unless the weather is very overcast) and with half decent visibility even a view of Wales. The route will reach heights of over a 1000ft. It will follow the Tone valley, ascend the Quantocks, drop down to Holford, re-cross the Quantocks, go through the Brendon Hills and part of the Exmoor National Park to reach Clatworthy Reservoir, travel south through West Somerset and part of Devon, follow the Culm Valley, ascend the Blackdown Hills to reach the Wellington Monument and then return to Wellington.

The checkpoints and route return to those of the original event - namely Huish Champflower replaces Clatworthy and Sampford Peverell replaces Uffculme.

We will provide a full route description but you will need to be able to read a map and follow compass bearings especially at night or in fog. The route is almost entirely covered by Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 sheet 181. 2 miles of the route is on sheet 193, 100 yards only on 182 and 100yds only on 192. About ¾ of the route is on Explorer 128 and the rest on 140 and OL9.

Because of the problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the current uncertainty and the repercussions for events of this type, the organisers may have to make changes to the usual format. This may include registration, checkpoint timings, start times, provision of food and number of participants. As more information is known and we can make decisions about these aspects, details will be added to this page. Don't forget to follow the Wellington Boot facebook page to see posts from the organisers.


To see more pictures from the event see the Wellington Boot 100km Facebook Page

This event is part of the South West Triple Challenge, which includes the Wye Forest and the Dorset Giant. There is a special certificate for consecutive completion of all three events.

The marshals' walk for those helpng on the main event has yet to be scheduled, dates will be released once confirmed

Entries open 1 January 2021, by which time any format changes will be known.

See Future Events listing for more details.