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Marathon Challenge

A challenging, long distance walk from Harmans Cross around the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle to the Victorian Port of Swanage and back to Harmans Cross via the spectacular Purbeck coastline. This walk begins at Harmans Cross Village Hall.  Walkers will walk up, via some great ridgeway walks, to and around Corfe Castle and loop out to the west before heading to the Unwell Checkpoint.  They will then head to St Aldhelm's Head and Chapman's Pool where dolphins and porpoises are regular visitors. Once at Chapman's Pool, walkers will then head inland at Houns Tout and walk back to Harmans Cross.

This advanced walk is approximately 26 miles and is not suitable for children under 15. This walk should take about 10 hours to complete depending upon age and ability.

Note: This walk involves ascending and descending steps.

The registration time for this walk is 07:30-08:00 at Harmans Cross Village Hall.

 Prices for the Marathon Challenge:




 Not suitable for children under the age of  15



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 Your registration covers the following:

    • Free parking at Harmans Cross Village Hall
    • First Aid and drinking water at all Marshall points.
    • Full walk description and directions, pin on walker ID and sponsorship form for each walker. Medals for all finishers. To download: Directions to get to the registration marquee at Harmans Cross Village Hall 

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