Comprising of fifty hard kilometres of hiking, this challenge requires constant awareness of where you're walking. Passing by Cut Hill, one of the most remotest points in England and with only one 'meet' of the support vehicle at 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. After many miles and thousands of feet of ascent, we will near the end at the Park boundary on the outskirts of Ivybridge, before heading off for our well-earned breakfast at a local cafe.
This Night Hike is epically long; with difficult terrain to challenge your limits when your body and mind want to sleep. The challenge will be very tough; we might be rewarded with a cloudless, starlit night and an awesome sunrise or we could spend 14-16 hours only just being able to see the back of the person 10ft in front of us, What is certain, is that you will feel a massive sense of acheivement and experience incredible camaraderie with your fellow 'Dawn Chasers'.
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Price: £235 per person
A very well staffed support crew who are highly experienced and qualified. This includes four Mountain Leaders, two of which will be with the group at all times. All four of the team are first aid qualified. One member of the team will be in overall control of the event and will be supported by an additional office-based member of staff overnight.
Excellent pre-event support to give participants the best experience.
Peace of mind with incredibly detailed and thorough event planning and risk management.
A useful Training Guide with further tips on our website and social media.
Hot drinks/food at support vehicle rendezvous stops.
A quality breakfast after we finish.
All minibus transfers/mobile support vehicles.
Exclusions: travel to/from meeting point, personal accident insurance, personal kit/clothing/snacks/drinks.
By pushing through the night, we are showing solidarity with those facing their darkest hour or their own struggles; whether it is the long road to recovery, coping with the loss of a loved one or fighting illness. Many of our Night Hikers choose to fundraise for a charity close to their heart as part of this epic challenge.
About Dawn Chasers...
Dawn Chasers is a brand new series of tough endurance events. The format of each event is very different - whether in terms of budget, fitness, training commitment required or the level of challenge. They all share a common theme - they are tough and run overnight with the aim to complete the challenge at or around Dawn. Participants will challenge themselves physically and mentally in well organised, supported events that reward them with an incredible experience, great coffee and a damn good breakfast. The series currently includes:
Night Climb and Cliff Face Sleepover (Snowdonia, North Wales) - available now
Night Hikes (Dartmoor and Brecon Beacons) - available now
12 Hour Night Trail Run (Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor) - available now, 2nd venue in planning
Night Road Cycle/Sportive - in planning