The Buckland Bounder is a scenic multi terrain run of just over 6 miles, starting and finishing in Buckland Monachorum. The event is open to participants aged 16 years and over and the number of competitors is currently limited to 200.
The hilly route leads up from Buckland Monachorum onto Roborough Common at Alston crossing the Maristow Estate. The views from here are amazing. The route then drops down over the open moor and through woods onto Drakes Trail. It then crosses Gem Bridge before turning left and heading down into the woods at Lower Grenofen. The route crosses the road and continues along the bridle path on the right side of the River Walkham. It crosses the footbridge over the river at Double Waters and bears right to Tavy Cottage, with a steep climb back up to the top of the open moorland. The route then bears right across the top of the open moor towards Berrator, again fantastic scenery, and goes through the gate behind the Buckland Monachorum Community Orchard, down a track until it meets the road. It then bears right and follows the road to Buckland Monachorum, going up Tor Hill and turning left for the run down the village hill to the finish line.
There are two water stops on the route, one just past the 2 mile point, the second at the top of Double Waters Hill, roughly the 4 and a half mile point, plus another one at the finish line.
There are various prize categories including the Drake Manor Shield for the fastest male and female local living in the parish of Buckland Monachorum (includes Clearbrook, Milton Combe and Crapstone). All competitors will receive a memento and a pint of Dartmoor Brewery Jail Ale.
Parking is available at the top of the village and this is clearly signposted.
Entrants are encouraged to pre enter the event rather than to enter on the day.
Registration and bag drop is located in the Buckland Chapel, next to St Andrews School.
Please see terms and conditions for full details.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
The entry fee will only be refunded if the run is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
Runners will abide by the Country Code
No dogs will be allowed to accompany runners
Runners will only cross the river via the footbridge
Runners will follow the route marked out and will not run off track. The event is being held during the ground bird nesting season
Runners will ensure that they are physically fit enough to participate in this run and will do so at their own risk
Runners will attend the safety briefing held at the start line prior to the run
Runners are not permitted to wear headphones during the run
Should a runner withdraw from the run prior to the start, he or she should inform registration of this and provide their run number
Should a runner withdraw during the run or fail to complete the course, they will inform the nearest marshal and provide their run number
The organisers of the Buckland Bounder will not be held responsible or liable for any injury, loss or damage to person or property arising as a consequence of participating in this event
By signing the declaration on the entry form runners are agreeing to abide by these terms and conditions
To see more details about hill elevations for this route please follow this link