Exmoor Perambulation

Saturday 22nd June 2019

New for 2019 – Long Distance Walk or Ultra Marathon, the choice is yours

 The Perambulation is Exmoor National Park’s iconic traditional self-navigated circular long distance walking event dating back over 725 years and this year we are also opening up entries to runners. 

Are you ready for the Exmoor Perambulation?

This year’s 30 mile “relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure” (as the dictionary defines it!) around the original boundary of the Royal Hunting Forest of Exmoor will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2019. You’ll be participating in a historic event that traces its origins back to the time of Edward I.

This is one of the most challenging walks in the Exmoor annual calendar and now for all you ultra marathon addicts you can join in the fun too. During the 30 miles the route follows the boundary of the Royal Forest at the time of its sale in 1818. One great aspect of this event is that much of the route is accessible only with permission of the landowners concerned – so you’ll access parts of the National Park not normally open to the public. Please remember to keep strictly to the route provided, which has been agreed with the landowners – detailed instructions, maps and GPX files are available form our downloads page to help you navigate the sections which do not follow public rights of way and the route in it’s entireity. You need to feel great about this as you will also be participating in the continuation of Exmoor’s rich history.

Completing the full Perambulation is a major achievement, but you also have the half distance option, which starts with the main event but ends at Picked Stones Lane. Here you’ll be greeted by the ‘Miles‘ tea stop to enjoy a brew while waiting for the complementary mini bus service back to Pinkery. Whichever version you choose (and you don’t have to make up your mind until the day of the event), training is highly recommended before you tackle the main event, but the reward is immersion in the natural environment, heritage and spectacular scenery of Exmoor National Park.
Entries are strictly limited to 500 to minimise the impact on the beautiful landscape. Walk or Run, the choice is yours.

Come and be a part of this wonderful event’s long history. We look forward to seeing you on the start line!

For full details, see website.

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