Walk - The Big Dipper

16.0 miles (25.8 km)

Sidmouth Sidmouth

Challenging -

The Big Dipper |  16th October 2016 |  11:00am

Are you Dipping In or will you Dip Out?

Attached entry £37
Un-attached entry £39

The race is organised by PureTrail in association with the South West Coast Path October Challenge. £10 of each registration cost will go to essential Path improvements and repairs.

The Big Dipper is the first PureTrail Coastal race and possibly the toughest yet, with over 1km of vertical ascent.

The race follows the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to Beer and returns via an extremely torturous section of the trail.

It’s not easy. It’s a serious challenge. The Dipper goes up, then it goes down, then it goes up again.

It’s 16 long vertiginous coastal miles including a spectacularly flat pebbled beach section.

Fully marked and marshalled course including a fully stocked aid station at Branscombe, approximately 5 and 10 miles.

Race held under Trail Running Association guidelines, permission of South West Coast Path and the land owners.

Sorry no dogs allowed on the course with competitiors

All enquiries regarding the race to [email protected]

Includes bespoke medal, T-shirt and memento from PureTrail

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

The Granary, Larkbeare Grange

Luxury self-catering accommodation with stunning views. 2 Large en-suite bedrooms plus sofa bed. Up to two dogs welcome. Wheelchair friendly.

1 Chapel Mews

1 Chapel Mews is a luxurious, cosy and modern cottage in a quiet area of central Sidmouth, 180 paces from the SWCP.

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel is a magnificent Regency Hotel with an unrivalled position on Sidmouth’s elegant Esplanade. Guests can enjoy glorious sea-views.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park

Celebrating over 75 years of 5* family holidays, we offer the opportunity for visitors to join us for a day, holiday or holiday-home ownership.

Oakdown Holiday Park

Family run award winning Holiday Park with touring, camping, glamping units and 5 star leisure lodges. Peace & tranquillity by the Coast.

Starcombe Cabin

Self-catering, dog-friendly holiday let sleeping 4/5

The Lawns B&B

A beautiful B & B situated on a peaceful no through road in the centre of Budleigh Salterton, just five minutes walk from the shops, cafes and beach.

Higher Wiscombe, near Beer

3 dog friendly cottages, all bedrooms ensuite, two sleep 6, one sleeps 20, very luxurious and very eco, just inland from the South West Coast Path.

You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Dukes

Slap bang in the centre of Sidmouth’s world famous esplanade & community.Our all day offering has something for everyone – so whether you visit to eat, drink or stay.

Wesley's

A cafe and community space in the heart of Budleigh Salterton, providing employment training for adults with learning disabilities

What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Budleigh Information Centre

Information Centre for Visitors to & Residents of Budleigh Salterton

Fifty Degrees Clothing

Ladies, Gents and Children's Lifestyle Clothing, Footwear, Hats, and Accessories, for all ages and all seasons.

Interactive Elevation

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