24 hour, 50 mile hike starts at 13:00 on Sat 1st Oct 2016, in its 49th year.
550 walkers took part in 2015
The cost of entry will be £33.00 and will be on-line only. www.longmyndhike.org.uk
On-line entries will open at 09:00 BST on Sunday 5th June 2016, please note that date in your diary. Entries are limited.
The Longmynd Hike is a 50 mile competition hike open to anyone aged 18 or over, which takes place over the first weekend of October every year (Sat 1st Oct & Sun 2nd Oct 2016)
The route: The hike follows a set figure-of-eight route over the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with about 8,000 feet of climbing covering eight summits. The start is at 13:00 hours on the Saturday from Church Stretton and the object is to complete the course in under 24 hours. Church Stretton School is used as the hike HQ for the weekend and is where registration and kit check takes place, car parking is available and all hikers must report here first. The hike starts from a location to the East of the A49. The route is detailed in the “Hike Route” section of this site.
Safety: Suitable footwear must be worn, waterproofs and a specified amount (or more) of safety equipment must be carried, which is fully detailed in the rules. All checkpoints are linked by radio to the hike HQ at the school, first aid and rescue/sweep teams provide backup and transport is provided from retirement points back to the school for competitors who are unable to complete the route.
What is provided: Drinks are provided for competitors at roadside checkpoints and the school. The school also provides breakfast for competitors from early on the Sunday, and has showers and classrooms for sleeping available. Everyone who starts the hike receives a certificate of their achievement showing the distance completed and time taken, the souvenir tally carried en-route is returned with the certificate.
Trophies: 12 individual trophies and two team trophies are awarded.
Results: A list of finishers and winners will be available, the list will also be published on this website as soon as practical after the event ends.
The Hike is organised by 2nd Longmynd Scout Group.
Please raise as much money as you can for St Richards Hospice. Once you have secured a place via www.longmyndhike.org.uk, please contact Alison Parkes in the Hospice fundraising dept on 01905 763963 for a sponsorship form.