Cerne Giant Anytime Challenge Spring 2021

Monday 12 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021

Event now closed
Results in pdf format can be viewed here:

Please will any entrant who has not yet submitted their time email it to:

This Unsupported Anytime Challenge event is a replacement for the cancelled Cerne Giant. Entrants can participate at a time of their choosing between 12 April 2021 and 30 June 2021. The event is entirely unsupported, so there are no refreshments provided and no marshals on the route. Checkpoints are included in the route description, but these are for reference only and they will not be manned.

The event offers the choice of a 30 or 20 mile route. Starting from the village of Cerne Abbas, site of the famous Cerne Giant, the route will take in some of the best downland and river valleys of Dorset, passing through Alton Pancras, Lyscombe Chapel, Bingham's Melcombe (30 route only), the Dorsetshire Gap, Buckland Newton and Sydling St Nicholas (also 30 route only).

The event starts and ends at Cerne Abbas Kettle Bridge car park (GR ST664015 Link to map). Parking £1 honesty box.

There are refreshment options en route in Buckland Newton and the The Giant Inn, Cerne Abbas is offering a discount on evening food to entrants.

For enquiries please e-mail Richard Lang at:


Entry: LDWA £3. This event is only open to LDWA members. To join please go to

Entries open on 5 April 2021. We suggest that entrants should confidently expect to complete their chosen distance in 11 hours.
 SiEntries Enter Online
Upon entering you will be emailed a link to download the route descriptions and GPX files.


Entrants who complete the event should send an email to with their distance and finish time and they will receive a personalised, print at home, certificate by email. Optionally finishers can choose to receive a finishers certificate by post (£1 extra)
Results will be published here and be updated every few days during the event.

Event Disclaimer
You agree that you participate in the event at your own risk.

You understand that you are responsible for ensuring that you have undertaken the necessary preparation and training to participate in the event, that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate and that you will comply with all relevant UK Government and local (English Tiers, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) COVID laws and guidelines.

You understand that if you have a medical condition that would cause you to doubt whether you can participate in the event, then you will not do so unless you have sought medical advice to confirm your fitness to participate.

You will abide by the Countryside Code and understand that the Long Distance Walkers Association will not be held responsible or liable for any loss, damage, action, cost, expense, claim, injury, illness and in worst case scenario, death suffered as a result of your participation.

On entering the event, you assume full and complete responsibility for any injury, accident, costs, expenses, damages, losses and any other liabilities which may occur while you are travelling to and from the event and during the event.

Event Rules
Minimum age for entrants is 16. Entrants below 18 must obtain parent’s consent and other conditions may apply.

Entries are not transferable.

Entrants must carry waterproofs, all their food and drink, and personal first aid items.

You agree that the completion time you submit will be the time taken to follow the prescribed route (without mechanical assistance).

Cancellation Policy
The entry fee covers the cost of entry and there is no provision for refunds unless the event is cancelled

Data Protection
Personal information submitted as part of this entry form will be held by the event organisers for a period of up to three years after the event is held for the purposes of managing this event only. In addition, Summary Information* may be published immediately and may be held in perpetuity for the purposes of providing a record of the event. You will have the right to request that all your personal summary information be anonymised.

* Summary information is limited to the participant’s name, age, gender, postal town, email address, LDWA membership number, event name and date, distance covered, time recorded


Do I specify the date that I will do the walk when I enter? No, after entering you can do the walk anytime you like between 12 April and 30 June 2021.

Can I switch between the 30 and 20 miles routes? Yes, when you email your completion time please let us know which route you've completed.

Do you take runners? Yes, runners are welcome. Please remember that this is not a race.