The Exmoor Perambulation, a traditional walk dating back over 725 years, will take place on Saturday, 25 June 2011.
A circular endurance walk around the 31 mile boundary of the old Exmoor Royal Forest is one of the most challenging walks in the Exmoor calendar.
It passes through breathtaking scenery and accesses parts of the National Park not normally open to the public.
Anyone finding the 31 miles too challenging there is a half-distance option, which includes minibus transport back to the start to get your certificate, have a cup of tea and collect your car.
There is also a BBQ at the half-way checkpoint to enjoy while waiting for your transfer in the minibus.
The walk starts from the Exmoor National Park’s Pinkery Outdoor Education Centre, near Simonsbath.
Bunkhouse accommodation is available for participants at the special rate of £20 per person.
To ease congestion at the start of the event, walkers can start immediately after they have registered, when their start time will be logged on their tally.
Registration will be from 7am until 8am.
Dogs are permitted to walk, for free! but owners must ensure that they are a) fit enough to comfortably make the distance, b) are under control at all times and c) always on a lead at in enclosed farming areas.
Exmoor Perambulation information
This year the Exmoor Perambulation is being organised by the Exmoor Tourist Association, having taken it over from Active Exmoor.
The walk and bunkhouse accommodation are now open for booking online at www.exmoorperambulation.co.uk with walking places limited to the first 200 people.
Tickets for the full distance are £17.50, half-distance £12.50 and under 18s go free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Other accommodation suggestions are featured in the 2011 Exmoor Visitor Guide; for a free copy call Minehead Tourist Information Centre on 0845 166 1001