2012 Founders Challenge 26 mile route map/trackfiles

The map outlines the planned event route, and using the menus to the left below adds locations of points of interest (POIs), such as event checkpoints and LDWA Founders sites also listed below in route order. Click the location icons or listed names for more details, local maps and links. OS map lists are below. If you use digital mapping, route trackfiles in gpx, MemoryMap and Tracklogs format are downloadable below. For an elevation profile and route statistics (distance, ascent and maximum height), see the profile below. Route descriptions are downloadable here.

Mapping to local level with the event route overlaid is provided using OS free mapping (OpenData), that is similar to Landranger and Explorer mapping but without field boudaries, contours or the lines of other footpaths. If you are unfamiliar with using interactive maps you can get more help here. To see OS Explorer mapping with the location of each POI, such as a checkpoint, click its map icon or name in the list below the map to display an infomation page, and click the Streetmap icon there.

Event routes may use some permissive sections that have special consents and routes may be varied due to path diversions.

Digital trackflies for download for the 26 mile route (18 mile files are here):

26 mile gpx (Generic file format for most mapping software)

26 mile mmo (MemoryMap)

26 mile trl (Tracklogs)

OS maps covering this route are:

Explorer: 145146

Explorer Active: 145146

Landranger: 186187

Page version information: Updated 08 October 2012 with route track, map and description links.

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
Camping Barn
Group Accommodation

Show Checkpoints
Checkpoint Founders Challenge

Show Points of Interest
Founders Site (Challenge)
Walkers are Welcome

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.


Hostel Accommodation: Tanners Hatch YHA, off Ranmore Road, Dorking, Surrey < 1 km
Hostel Accommodation: Holmbury St Mary YHA, Radnor Lane, Dorking, Surrey < 1 km
Camping Barn: Puttenham Eco Camping Barn, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey 9 km
Group Accommodation: FSC Juniper Hall 3 km


Checkpoint Founders Challenge: Peaslake Memorial Hall (HQ) < 1 km
Checkpoint Founders Challenge: Guildford Lane Car Park - Checkpoint 1 < 1 km
Checkpoint Founders Challenge: Abinger Hammer at A25 - Checkpoint 4 (18 mile route only) 1 km
Checkpoint Founders Challenge: Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel - Checkpoint 2 < 1 km
Checkpoint Founders Challenge: Friday Street Car Park - Checkpoint 3 < 1 km

Click to show 2 more Checkpoint Founders Challenge

Points of Interest

Founders Site (Challenge): Old Post Office, Peaslake < 1 km
Founders Site (Challenge): Pitch Hill Toposcope < 1 km
Founders Site (Challenge): Blatchford Down < 1 km
Founders Site (Challenge): Blatchford Memorial Seat < 1 km
Founders Site (Challenge): Steer's Field < 1 km

Click to show 2 more Founders Site (Challenge)

Walkers are Welcome: Haslemere (Walkers are Welcome) 19 km

The elevation profile is below with route statistics:


41.9 Km (26.0 miles)
1,103 m (3,619 ft) ascent
250 m (820 ft)  maximum height