The Dartmoor Round                                              South-west

Early Morning, Branscombe's Loaf (Jon Croome)

While most of the country was preparing to party on the eve of the new Millenium in 1999 Nigel Jenkins of Axe Valley Runners had a different sort of celebration in mind! He was out on Dartmoor notching up the first completion of a new 24 hour round of 28 Tors. Starting from the Royal Oak in Meavy he arrived back just 18 hours 3 minutes later to join in with the festivities. His run involved some 75 miles of arduous moorland terrain and approximately 12,000 feet of climbing. The round was repeated more recently by Jon Croome in 2017 - see below for his account in The Fellrunner.


The route starts and finishes at the Royal Oak pub in Meavy, (GR 540 672) and visits the 28 tors listed below. Use in conjunction with OS Explorer map (1:25000): OL 28 Dartmoor


None currently available.  Offers of a schedule for the guidance of future runners are invited!  Email:

Completions log


Finishers are invited to add their name to the completions log on the Axe Valley Runners website by submitting their name, date of completion, overall time and a short report including road and hill support, if applicable.  Email:

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Links and Further Information


Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!


All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.


The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.



Please send details and a schedule of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association.  Email:


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