Run Venture’s Exmoor Weekend Adventure: 2 - 4 Dec 2022



We are doing another weekend trip - this time to Lynton in Devon - in December (Friday 2 - Sunday 4).


This trip is 100% guided by us, but it is greatly influenced by yourselves, and what you want to achieve from it.


Please read through all of the below, paying particular attention to the kit list, which we can further advise on should you need more information.



Itinerary


Friday: Meet 4pm at Run Venture Tavistock (pick up on route available - ask for details). Upon arrival at roughly 7pm, we will drop off our kit, put our runners on and head out on a gentle 4 mile ish trail run (headtorches will be required). On completion, we will settle in and enjoy a simple cooked meal before relaxing for the evening.


Saturday: After a leisurely breakfast, we will prep our kit for a day long run, visiting the coastal path, The Doone, and the Lyn Valley. Lunch will be out on the hill. The run will be approximately 13 miles plus. On return, we will stretch, shower and settle in for the night with a prepared evening meal.


Sunday: As Saturday, after a breakfast, we will set of for another long run in the opposite direction, heading west out to the Valley of Rocks and Woody Bay. On completion, there is the option of either staying on for a further night and a smaller cheeky run the following morning or heading home for a relax.



Transport


The base and accommodation is at Countisbury Hill, Lynton, Devon, and is approximately 1.5 miles east of Lynmouth. There is parking at the accommodation. However, for an additional fee of £50, there are six places available in our own transport for those who wish to get a lift from Tavistock. Other pick ups on route can be arranged. Email to inquire.



Accommodation


For the duration of the weekend, we will be accommodated in an old barn converted into a bunkhouse on the North Devon Coast.


The rooms are 2 x 8 person dorms so be prepared to share with others.



Meals


Breakfast will be provided daily in the form of cereals, porridge, toast, patisseries, juice, and coffee/ tea. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know asap.


Lunch will be in the form of snacks on the hill suitable for yourself (see kit list). Opportunity to purchase extra provisions in Lynton will be provided.


Dinner/ evening meal is provided depending on tastes/ nutritional preferences but will be a pot meal of sorts. Lynton and Lynmouth has an abundance of pubs, restaurants and cafes so if you wish to eat out then you are more than welcome to do this at your own cost.



Kit List


For the accommodation:


  • A sleeping bag or duvet is required, although a fitted sheet and pillows and cases are provided

  • Towel

  • Toiletries

  • Flip flops/ crocs

  • Slippers

  • Personal medication

  • Phone/ charger

  • Non-running clothes for pub, town, etc

  • Night/ sleepwear and/ or dressing gown



On the runs:


  • Trail/ fell shoes with substantial grip (road shoes will not be suitable)

  • Waterproof jacket/ smock

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Long tights or leggings, worn or carrying (for the colder days)

  • Shorts (for those born at the North Pole)

  • Long sleeve tee/ base layer

  • Warm mid-layer

  • 2 x pairs of socks (one to wear)

  • Personal first aid kit to include blister plasters, etc

  • 1 litre of water/ equivalent in appropriate vessels

  • Hat/ multi-functional head garment and gloves

  • Snacks/ gels etc as required to fuel while out on a run for 4-10 hours day dependant

  • Headtorch with spare batteries or ability to recharge

  • Trail vest/ bum-bag/ pack/ daysack to carry all of the above if not wearing



Plus, any other personal items, you require such as a book.


There are 18 places available on this trip but all other trips have sold out so don’t delay. (Minimum of 6 places to be sold to make the trip viable).


We have 6 places including transport to and from Brecon at £300, and 12 places excluding transport, ie you have to make your own way there, at £250.


Contact Colin on runventure@hotmail.com for more information.