The annual Exmoor Perambulation long-distance, circular endurance walk around the 31 mile boundary of the old Exmoor Royal Forest will take place on Saturday, 25th June. Dating back over 725 years, it's one of the most challenging walks in the Exmoor calendar through breathtaking scenery and accessing parts of the National Park not normally open to the public. For anyone finding the 31 miles too challenging, there is a half-distance option which includes minibus transport back to the start to get your certificate, have a cup of tea and collect your car. There is also a BBQ at the half-way checkpoint to enjoy while waiting for your transfer in the minibus. The walk starts from the Exmoor National Park’s Pinkery Outdoor Education Centre, near Simonsbath, which is offering bunkhouse B&B accommodation for participants at the special rate of £20 per person.
To ease congestion at the start of the event, walkers can now start immediately they have registered, when their start time will be logged on their tally. Registration will be from 7am until 8am. The walk and bunkhouse accommodation are now open for booking online at www.exmoorperambulation.co.uk with walking places limited to the first 200 people. Tickets for the full distance are £17.50, half-distance £12.50; under 18s go free but must be accompanied by an adult. More details can also be found on the event’s dedicated website.
Other accommodation suggestions are featured in the 2011 Exmoor Visitor Guide. For a free copy, call Minehead Tourist Information Centre on 0845 166 100; information can also be found at www.exmoor.com and www.visit-exmoor.co.uk.