Dartmoor North>South Night Hike
2.30am... 20 miles in, another 10 miles still to go. Visibility down to 20ft, with your head torch beam reflecting off the mist that has crept in. Aching legs take your mind off the many haunting stories that, in these conditions, seem all too believable. Cups of hot chocolate are shared around, then it’s head down and onwards - it'll start to get light in a few hours…
Comprising of fifty hard kilometres of hiking, this challenge requires constant awareness of where you’re walking. Passing by Cut Hill, one of the remotest points in England and with only one ‘meet’ of the support vehicle at Princetown or Postbridge, you certainly feel ‘out there’… because you are. Heading out from the National Park boundary, just outside Belstone, our route winds its way across a variety of tough terrain - Military roads, rough exposed moorland, sheep paths and the remains of a disused granite railway. We finish at the Park boundary on the outskirts of Ivybridge, before heading off for breakfast at a local cafe.
Distance - 45-50km
Ascent - 2800+ft
Duration - 14-16hrs
Time of year - April/May/September/October/November
Number of Participants - Max 24
There are no minimum numbers - we will never cancel an Open Night Hike Event due to insufficient numbers to make the event financially viable for us - It's part of our promise to do all we can to help you complete your challenge.