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01/02/2021
At the Annual General Meeting of the Longmynd Hike held recently it was decided that the event will be scheduled to take place this year over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd October. This will be dependent on Government guidelines. Last year's event had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. Hopefully, following the vaccination programme, everything will be back to some form of normality. However, should there be any doubt, then we shall be guided by Government advice and take the appropriate course of action.

A Hike Committee meeting is scheduled for May and a further update posted here after that meeting.



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.


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 competiors 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, has showers available and classrooms for sleeping. 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. Your friends and family can track your progress around the course on the FellTrack.com website.

 

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.

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of:

 

 

 

 

Land Rover logo Shukers (Ludlow) Land Rover
Boultons logo Boultons of Shropshire
Caradoc Coaches logo Caradoc Coaches
Wildes Plant Hire logo Wildes Plant Hire
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of:
Raynet Raynet
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