Exmoor’s longest one day walking event
18th June 2016
This circular long distance walk, the Exmoor Perambulation, is a traditional walk dating back over 725 years. It’s one of the most challenging walks in the Exmoor annual calendar and during the 31 miles of cross country walking you will be taking in breathtaking views and accessing parts of the National Park not normally open to the public. You will also be participating a bit of history!
Every June hundreds of people from around the country come together to tread the boundary of the old Royal Forest of Exmoor and pass through some unique areas of Exmoor not normally accessible to the public.
Started many years ago by Exmoor Youth Association, this event has been faithfully supported by a significant number of loyal volunteers without which the Perambulation would simply not exist.
This year the Perambulation will be run by Channel Adventure supported by volunteers of many years experience. Exmoor National Park Authority will work with the organisers to ensure that the landowners are aware
of the event.
This 31 mile walk is very challenging so training is highly recommended for the event, but it’s well worth it as the views are spectacular across Exmoor National Park.
It’s a huge achievement to complete the Perambulation but if it sound too much don’t worry, there is also a half distance option. It starts at the same time and place as the main event but terminates at Check Point 5 (Picked Stones Lane) where you can enjoy our refreshments while waiting for our free mini bus service to take you to the finish at the Pinkery Centre.
A meal will be available to purchase when you arrive back at Pinkery.
This Years Perambulation will be run as a team event, most people complete the walk as part of a group or team so this year we have decided to formalise this. It will also make it easier for the extensive support team to monitor walkers when they are out on the route, and deal with any incidents more efficiently. Each team will also have a GPS tracker* with them; which will allow friends and family not able to make the event to track the teams progress online though this challenging event. Full details can be found on the condition of entry page.
*this is in no way a navigational aid, each team will have to rely on map and compass skills to complete the walk.