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SHIPTON STAR

2017

The 2017 walk held on Wednesday 23 August gave just over 50 walkers the chance to complete any distance from 5kms up to 40kms.  Using a central checkpoint a number of 5 and 10km routes were issued at the completion of each leg so entrants could decide during the day how far they wished to walk.


A good walking day with the sun out and a slight wind up on the ridge making the going comfortable for the 50 entrants.  The chalks tracks were bone hard after a long dry period making the going a bit difficult at times for some. With four different 10km routes, each having a 5km alternative, there was no shortage of choice each one having some outstanding views across the Plain.  Despite the heat a few hardy walkers managed the full 40km distance, whilst most called it a day long before the full distance.


With food and drinks available at the start venue at Shipton Bellinger Village Centre to where the entrants  returned after each leg many of the walkers took advantage of the refreshments before setting off again.

The attraction of having a drink and a roll at the end of each loop proved too much for some to bother venturing out again and time was spent sitting inside and catching up on friends over a cuppa.



Please check site later for details of 2018 event.

2016 Shipton Star