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Summer Solstice – Dartmoor Fell Series

June 22 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM



Happy runners!
Amazing Merrivale start










SWFellrunenrs says…

A fab race organised by Andy Houghton and Tavy runners offering just under 6 miles of fabulous hills on the evening of the Solstice. Set in the magnificent Merrivale valley. We normally host 3 races here but this year we are using other locations to spread across Dartmoor.

Parking is normally in one of local farmers field for a small donation to charity. Easy to find as its right next to Dartmoor Inn ( at Merrivale as there are several) .All races start a little walk up from the car park on the edge of the quarry. Normally juniors around 6;00 for U9/U11 combined and U13/U15 combined ( entry on day). Seniors start normally 7:00pm.

Route is very testing in the first mile with a very steep rise to Middle staple tor before the welcome turn right and the ease of gradient onto the ridge to Higher staple and roos tor. It follows a gently undulating path across the ridge until a sharp marshalled turn left towards a distance stone wall corner / ford and the persistent slope of White tor.

The descent from this is very very fast all the way down to a stream ford – take care though as front competitors have got carried away with racing and missed the route here! Across a field then the long gradual but breathlessly runnable ascent back up out of the valley to regain middle staple. Just a simple matter of a steep 1k descent to the finish.

Normally a great atmosphere with trestle tables and pub refreshments.

Latest Info form the Race Organiser . entries are open! at https://www.entrycentral.com/event/116625 – Please refer to organiser website for details

Solstice Route Map


June 22
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Andy Houghton