Walk #41

Dursley Dozen

Sun 10th Oct, 2021

Number of places remaining: 0

Grade: Strenuous

Distance: 12 miles (19.3 km)

Estimated duration: 4-5 hours
Walk leader: Damian Lai
Organisation: Dursley Running Club
Starting point: May Lane Car Park, Dursley
Post code of start: GL11 4JQ
Grid ref of start: 51.6807879,-2.3602021

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Details of the walk:
This is a walk following the famous Dursley Dozen Running Route. Yes, it is definitely a walk following the ‘run’ route below. The Dursley Dozen is a 12 mile multi terrain course established as one of the toughest off-road races in the area. The Dursley Dozen is a challenging race of twelve miles over hillsides, roads, woodland, open country, mud, more mud, and solid rock. The course sets off steeply up a road for 200 metres and the ascends a woodland track to the top of Stinchcombe Hill. After a short run around the golf course, the route re-enters the woods (steep descent) before climbing steeply back to the golf course. A short run on the road then onto a muddy track through the woods. Across the road, then an undulating path leads to a steep descent to the New Inn followed by a steep ascent back to the hilltop. Through the quarry then three miles of track (sometimes very muddy) through the beech woods. For the final climb, “THE PRECIPICE” ropes are provided for the race. Two miles of grassland track around the golf course and back through the woods towards the finish. The final stretch a run down the pedestrianised Parsonage Street of Dursley town and finishing in front of the ‘stilted’ Market Hall building. Just to confirm again it’s a walk not a run, following the famous running route!
Additional items you need to bring on this walk:
Drink and refreshments
Please note the following information for this walk:
  • No Dogs please, except for registered assistance dogs
  • Please bring drinks and refreshments
  • Please bring a packed lunch

Booking this walk

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