This is a website for people who love running over Dartmoor and it will hopefully inspire people to get out and explore the moors by completing our challenge of the month as well some more established challenges such as the Nigel Jenkins Round. Please be aware that some of the challenges listed on this site could venture onto inner reaches of the moor and should only be tackled by those with suitable experienced. Running solo is one of the great pleasures of moorland running, if you are planning to run solo please remember to inform someone of your intentions and time of return. Also agree what action they should take if you are over due. Please go appropiately equiped for the time of year and conditions.

October Challenge - Haytor Hurry

Ok so further east this month apologies for the delay here is the
Haytor Hurry
14.5km (straight line) 595m climb
Start and Finish Haytor Carpark SX758766
Hay Tor
Holywell Tor
Black Hill
Greator Rocks
Hound Tor
Honeybag Tor
Chinkwell Tor
Bell Tor
Bonehill Rocks
Hollow Tor
Top Tor
Pil Tor
Rippon Tor
Saddle Tor
Finish Haytor Carpark
I managed it in 2hrs 5min, and with much of the bracken dying off it's getting faster by the day. It's a good time to go with the tourist season at an end and with the days cool and bright ideal running weather. Email times to me for inclusion on this site mailto:marklucylockett@gmail.com 

Haytor Hurry Route on Google Maps
Haytor Hurry on Endomondo

Role of Honour

Mark Lockett  24th September 2012 1:59:06

Rob Parkinson 28th September 2012 1:48:34 Route modified from Hollow Tor, Tunhill Rocks, Pil Tor, Top which is a much nicer line

September Challenge of the Month

So here it is the September Challenge
8 Tor Challenge
13Km 430m of Climb
Start Parking near Pew Tor SX526730
Pew Tor SX532734
Feather Tor SX535741
Cox Tor Trig Point SX530761
White Tor SX542786
Roos Tor SX543765
Great Staple Tor SX542760
Middle Staple Tor SX540756
Little Staple Tor SX538753
Finish Parking near Pew Tor SX526730

Choose own route between checkpoints, please respect any private land.
Please email times to mailto:mark for inclusion on this page
Unfortunately due to injury have been unable to run this route recently and can’t remember my times from previous runs, but much of this run offers some of the best running on the moors so I hope to hear of some quick times.

Runners Times

12th November 2010 - auxinelectro  - 2hours50.. pretty steady going.. really enjoyed it.. 

The Nigel Jenkins Round

On New Years Eve 1999 Nigel Jennkins a local fell runner started out on his round of Dartmoor. His plan was to get back to the Royal Oak in Meavy to enjoy the New Year Celebrations. His round started and ended at the top of Sheepstor and circled Dartmoor via the following tops:- Steepstor, Sharpitor, Ingra Tor, Pew Tor, Cox Tor, Standon Hill, Ger Tor, Brat Tor, Branscombe's Loaf, High Willhays, Oke Tor, Cosdon Beacon, Rippator, Thornworthy Tor, Hameldown Tor, Hameldown Beacon, Wind Tor, Rowden Ball, Sharp Tor, Pupers Hill, Corringdon Ball, Butterdown Hill, Western Beacon, Hillson's House, Penn Beacon, Trowlesworthy Tor, Gutter Tor and Sheepstor.
His time for the run was 18 hours and 3 minutes.
Currently as far as I know the Round has been completed just twice since by two members of Drake Hash House Harriers.
Plodder July 2008
Ian Bowles June 2009
Having plotted the route on memory-map the straight line route is 86km with 3690m of climb.

August - Challenge of the Month

Burrator Round
set by Mark Lockett
Start/Finish - Burrator Quarry Car Park SX 549 676
Distance 12km 520m Ascent

Quarry Car Park
Yennadon Down (301m)
Peek Hill (400m)
Sharpitor (400m)
Leather Tor (370m)
Down Tor (366m)
Combshead Tor (371m)
Sheeps Tor (369m)
Quarry Car Park
Choose own route between checkpoints, please respect any private land.
Please email times to me for inclusion on this page.

Mark Lockett 1hr 38min