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The Full 50 km loop challenge, with 1000m of climb, starts from our base-camp beneath Dunster Castle, and heads to the coast and the official Minehead start of the famous 630 mile South West Coastal Path. The coastal path provides fantastic views across the Bristol Channel towards South Wales in the distance. The historic village of Porlock marks the half way point – then it’s through forests and in to the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Across moorland and a climb up Dunkery Beacon – Exmoor’s highest point – with amazing panoramic views, before descending towards Minehead and on back to the finish line at the Dunster Castle base-camp where a very welcome finish line celebration awaits. With weekend camping options at our basecamp, a bar, BBQ, music & entertainment – there’s going to be a summer festival feel on this challenge!

Full 50 km Challenge

Dunster / Minehead Loop

6 August 2022

Starting from our base-camp next to Dunster Castle it’s down to the coast and we pick up the official start of the South West Coastal path in Minehead and head west towards Porlock with fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. After a picnic lunch it’s into Exmoor National Park with amazing views and a climb up to Dunkery Beacon – the highest point on the moor – and then it’s down and back towards Minehead and to the welcome finish line back at the Dunster Castle base-camp. This is a wonderful route with 1000m of climb – and can be a part of a fantastic August weekend by the coast in the South West.

50 km & 1000 m

  • Start: Dunster / Minehead, Somerset
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Dunster / mine head, Somerset
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 8 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 15 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Camping packages available on the Friday Evening and Saturday evening at the Dunster castle base-camp.

Transport Before

  • Shuttle from Taunton station to start (Fri pm / Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Parking at Dunster base-camp – £5 

Transport After

  • Shuttle to Minehaed – FOC
  • Shuttle to Taunton Station – £15

Dunster base-camp. Friday 5 & Saturday 6 August 

  • Camp overnight at our start / finish base-camp.
  • Full package or pitch only options
  • Hot showers
  • Breakfast options Sat /  Sun morning & Fri evening meal
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available (tbc)

25 km Loop Challenge

Dunster / Minehead Loop

6 August 2022

Starting from our base-camp next to Dunster Castle it’s down to the coast and we pick up the official start of the South West Coastal path in Minehead and head west with fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. After a rest stop it’s into Exmoor National Park with amazing views, and then it’s down and back towards Minehead and to the welcome finish line back at the Dunster Castle base-camp. This is a wonderful route and can be a part of a fantastic August weekend by the coast in the South West.

25 km & 500m climb

 

  • Start: Dunster / Minehead, Somerset
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Dunster / Minehead, Somerset
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 4 hrs, joggers 4 – 5 hrs, walkers 5 – 8 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Camping packages available on the Friday Evening and Saturday evening at the Dunster castle base-camp.

Transport Before

  • Shuttle from Taunton station to start (Fri pm / Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Parking at Dunster base-camp – £5 

Transport After

  • Shuttle to Minehaed – FOC
  • Shuttle to Taunton Station – £15

Dunster base-camp. Friday 5 & Saturday 6 August 

  • Camp overnight at our start / finish base-camp.
  • Full package or pitch only options
  • Hot showers
  • Breakfast options Sat /  Sun morning & Fri evening meal
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

1st Half 25 km
Challenge

Dunster / Minehead to Porlock

6 August 2022

Starting from our base-camp next to Dunster Castle it’s down to the coast and we pick up the official start of the South West Coastal path in Minehead and head west with fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. The finish line is in the historic village of Porlock – with optional shuttles back to base-camp.

25 km & 500 m

  • Start: Dunster / Minehead, Somerset
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Porlock, Somerset
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 4 hrs, joggers 4 – 5 hrs, walkers 5 – 8 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Camping packages available on the Friday Evening and Saturday evening at the Dunster castle base-camp.

Transport Before

  • Shuttle from Taunton station to Base-camp (Fri pm / Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Parking at Dunster base-camp – £5 

Transport After

  • Shuttle back to Dunster base-camp / Minehaed – £5
  • Shuttle to Taunton Station – £15

2nd Half 25 km
Challenge

Porlock to Dunster / Minehead

6 August 2022

If you are looking to support someone taking on the Full Challenge you can join them on the route from midday Saturday onwards. Or take on the 25 km 2nd Half Challenge for a scenic ‘Exmoor’ adventure from Porlock. It’s into Exmoor National Park with amazing views and a climb up to Dunkery Beacon – the highest point on the moor – and then it’s down and back towards Minehead and to the welcome finish line back at the Dunster Castle base-camp. 

25 km & 500 m

  • Start: Porlock, Sommerset
  • Start times: Midday Sat 6 Aug 
  • Finish: Dunster / Minehead
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 4 hrs, joggers 4 – 5 hrs, walkers 5 – 8 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Camping packages available on the Friday Evening and Saturday evening at the Dunster castle base-camp.

Transport Before

  • Shuttle from Taunton station to Base-camp (Fri pm / Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Parking at Dunster base-camp – £5 
  • Shuttle from base-camp to Porlock start – £5

Transport After

  • Shuttle to Taunton Station – £15

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