Chagford Challenge 2020

The 2020 Chagfor Challenge will be held on 27th September.

For this year's challenge there will be three new routes all with a full route description; they are on a mixture of footpaths, lanes and open moorland around Chagford.

Your Challenge is to complete your chosen distance: 31 miles, 22 miles or 17 miles, by 19:00.

Below is a summary of the event, but the full rules and notes can be downloaded by clicking Here. Please ensure you have read them before you enter the event.

The event will start and finish at the Jubilee Hall Chagford SX 701875 located in the centre of Chagford near to the church.

Registration for 31 & 22 miles walkers will be from 7:10 to 07:50 than briefing and start at 08:00

while registration for 17 miles walkers start at 8:00 to 08:20 than briefing and start at 08:30

runners registration will be from 08:30 to 08:50 than briefing and start at 09:00

Strictly no runners starting before 09.00, as the checkpoints will not be open for you.


Checkpoint Opening Time




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Chagford Hall



No dogs allowed; this has been agreed with the landowners & DNPA, so please respect this.

Car parking is available at Chagford Primary School on the way into town; please note that car parking is likely to be limited, if possible, please car share.

There are toilets and simple washing facilities at the Hall.

There will be 4-3-2 checkpoints depending on your chosen distance, with simple food and cold drinks available. A pasty & hot & cold drinks will be available at the finish, all included in the entry fee.  If you think you need some more food then you may bring a little food & drink of your own.

Please bring a mug for drinks at the checkpoints, as there will be no cups available at the checkpoints, we are trying to reduce the volume of plastic used.

Entrants must be able to read a map and follow compass bearings, especially in the event of bad weather.

All routes are covered by the OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor (1:25,000) or the OS Landranger 191 (1:50,000) Okehampton & North Dartmoor.

Because the routes have been agreed with the Dartmoor National Park Authority it is important that you keep to them at all times.

Certificates will be given on the day to all those who complete the walk.

The entry fee is £10 for LDWA members or £15 for non-members. £2 of your entry fee will be donated to the Dartmoor National Park, to help with the upkeep & maintenance of the park.

The DNPA have now approved this event, so entry through Si-entries will be available soon.

For further information


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C&D LDWA website

Information about local accommodation and campsites can be found at:

FAQ's.  click here to open FAQ's about the Chagford Challenge