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Whatever the weather conditions, please make sure you are appropriately equipped to deal with a long day, in a remote environment. The event will run in conditions deemed safe by the event organisers. Should the conditions not be appropriate the events team will contact you no fewer than 12 hours prior to the event registration. See terms and conditions for our cancellation policy.

Stuart Lessells from th. Please make sure you visit the registration desk at the end of the walk to submit your tally and collect your certificate of Completion and event souvenir. Those opting to finish at the half way point must return to the registration desk at Pinkery to submit their tally card.

This is a requirement as part of our duty of care. Not only do you get to challenge yourself in this truly stunning environment, you get to share your experience with others while Channel Events takes care of the safety of your day and provide a brew. Included in your entry is a Certificate of Achievement, finishers souvenir, friendly marshals, locally blended tea and roasted coffee from Miles, checkpoints with water stations, transport back to the centre and a fabulous day.

Why not commemorate your event with a t-shirt or a Channel Events Hoody.

We ask that all entrants are fully equipped and understand how to use their equipment prior to taking part in the event. Of course. We advise that long trousers are worn to prevent rashes from plants such as Gorse and Heather but this is up to you to decide. This event is not way-marked.

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Entrants should be proficient with the use of a map and compass and be able to follow a route description. The event is 31 miles but spilt into two halves. There are 7 checkpoints in total. At all other checkpoints the event organisers reserve the right to determine whether there is time for you to continue. Please note, should the event oranisers decide you are unable to continue then your tally will be removed.

If you choose to continue then you are doing so at your own risk and will no longer be under the supervison and insurance of the event.

Yes, for we are also running an ultra marathon alongside the traditional walking event. All participants must carry a water bottle. We will no longer be suppliying throw away cups at checkpoints. If each entrant used a cup at each checkpoint we would be throwing over plastic cups into landfill in one day! Saturday 20th June Entries Now Open. Are you ready for the Exmoor Perambulation? 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.

Where these reach the coast, cliffs are formed which are cut with ravines and waterfalls. It was recognised as a heritage coast in The terrain supports lowland heath communities , ancient woodland and blanket mire which provide habitats for scarce flora and fauna. There have also been reports of the Beast of Exmoor , a cryptozoological cat roaming Exmoor.

There is evidence of human occupation from the Mesolithic. This developed for agriculture and extraction of mineral ores into the bronze and Iron Ages. The remains of standing stones , cairns and bridges can still be identified. The royal forest was granted a charter in the 13th century, however foresters who managed the area were identified in the Domesday Book.

In the Middle Ages sheep farming was common with a system of agistment licensing the grazing of livestock as the Inclosure Acts divided up the land. The area is now used for a range of recreational purposes. Exmoor has been designated as a national character area No. Neighbouring natural regions include The Culm to the southwest, the Devon Redlands to the south and the Vale of Taunton and Quantock Fringes to the east.

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Lynton and Lynmouth are combined into one parish and are connected by the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. In an environmentally sensitive area was established within Exmoor. Exmoor is an upland area formed almost exclusively from sedimentary rocks dating from the Devonian and early Carboniferous periods. The name of the geological period and system , 'Devonian', comes from Devon, as rocks of that age were first studied and described here.


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With the exception of a suite of Triassic and Jurassic age rocks forming the lower ground between Porlock and Timberscombe and from Minehead to Yarde within Exmoor National Park but peripheral to the moor itself , [12] [13] all of the solid rocks of Exmoor are assigned to the Exmoor Group , which comprises a mix of gritstones , sandstones , slates , shales , limestone , siltstones and mudstones.

Quartz and iron mineralisation can be detected in outcrops and subsoil. Exmoor has 55 kilometres 34 miles of coastline. Exmoor's woodlands sometimes reach the shoreline, [18] especially between Porlock and Foreland Point , where they form the single longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales. The scenery of rocky headlands, ravines, waterfalls and towering cliffs gained the Exmoor coast recognition as a heritage coast in The cliffs provide one of the longest and most isolated seacliff traverses in the UK.

Once crucial to coastal trade, the harbours are now primarily used for pleasure; individually owned sailing boats and non-commercial fishing boats are often found in the harbours. The high ground forms the catchment area for numerous rivers and streams. It reaches the sea at a substantial ria estuary on the south English Channel coast of Devon.

Most other rivers arising on Exmoor flow north to the Bristol Channel.

Badgworthy Water is one of the small rivers running north to the coast and is associated with the Lorna Doone legends. Along with the rest of South West England , Exmoor has a temperate climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of England. The mean annual temperature at Simonsbath is 8. In general, December is the month with the least sunshine and June the month with the most sun.

The south-west of England has a favoured location with regard to the Azores high pressure when it extends its influence north-eastwards towards the UK, particularly in summer.

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Cloud often forms inland, especially near hills, and reduce the amount of sunshine that reaches the park. The average annual sunshine is about 1, hours. Rainfall tends to be associated with Atlantic depressions or with convection. In summer, convection, caused by the sun heating the land surface more than the sea, sometimes forms rain clouds and at that time of year a large proportion of the rainfall comes from showers and thunderstorms.

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This rainfall, which followed an exceptionally wet summer, led to disastrous flooding in Lynmouth with 34 dead and extensive damage to the small town. Snowfall is very variable from year to year and ranges from 23 days on the high moors to about 6 on coastal areas. November to March have the highest mean wind speeds, with June to August having the lightest winds. The wind comes mostly from the south-west. There is evidence of occupation of the area by people from Mesolithic times onward.

Tarr Steps are a prehistoric c. The stone slabs weigh up to 5 tonnes apiece, and the bridge has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building , [45] to recognise its special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There is little evidence of Roman occupation apart from two fortlets on the coast. Holwell Castle, at Parracombe, was a Norman motte-and-bailey castle built to guard the junction of the east—west and north—south trade routes, enabling movement of people and goods and the growth of the population.

It was built, in the late 11th or early 12th century. The family of Denys were associated with Ilchester [61] and "Petherton". William of Wrotham, who died in , was steward of the forests of Exmoor and North Petherton, Somerset. Walter and Robert were named as foresters of Exmoor when they witnessed an early 13th century grant to Forde Abbey.

William Lucar of "Wythecomb", the brother of Elizabeth Lucar , was forester temp. One of the roles of the Warden was Master of Staghounds [67] and this role continued to be exercised by the Master of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds , a position extant today. By the royal forest had been divided up. During the Middle Ages , sheep farming for the wool trade came to dominate the economy.

The wool was spun into thread on isolated farms and collected by merchants to be woven, fulled, dyed and finished in thriving towns such as Dunster. The land started to be enclosed and from the 17th century onwards larger estates developed, leading to establishment of areas of large regular shaped fields.

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During the 16th and 17th centuries the commons were overstocked with agisted livestock, from farmers outside the immediate area who were charged for the privilege. This led to disputes about the number of animals allowed and the enclosure of land. The house that he built at Simonsbath was the only one in the forest for years.