Wellington Boot 100Km

Wellington Boot

A Challenge Walk of 100km

 

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. All checkpoints have been booked.

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.

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 next Wellington Boot will be held on 18th and 19th April 2020, with the marshals' walk for those helpng on the main event scheduled for 4th and 5th April 2020.

The entry fee has been set at £25 for LDWA members and £35 for non members.

Event Rules can be downloaded  Here
Online Entry through Si-entries Here

 

Details will be added to this page as the event planning develops. Don't forget to follow the Wellington Boot facebook page to see posts from the organisers.

See Future Events listing for more details.