Talisker Whisky Coastal Challenge

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This experience will put adventure and whisky lovers to the test, along the rugged Exmoor coastline. It will provide you with a taste of the Isle of Skye in an equally breathtaking yet more accessible coastal spot. Enjoy Talisker Whisky after action-packed days embracing the elements.
Talisker Coastal Challenge
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Fri 19th Jul 2019
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Dulverton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Dulverton TA22, UK
Start times
Fri 19th Jul 2019
Talisker Coastal Challenge:
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Here are the distances available for Talisker Whisky Coastal Challenge
Talisker Coastal Challenge
£399 - £1436
Route information
THE CHALLENGE: Run or hike along the South West Coast Path and through the Exmoor National Park. Then, if you’re feeling up for it, take a swim in the sea just off the Devon coast.
The route for the Talisker Whisky Coastal Challenge follows the South West Coast Path along the rugged and sometimes wooded coastline. After towering over the sea, the route takes a descent towards Lee Bay for the optional swim stage. Following the swim stage, there is a tough uphill climb in the hike/run back towards the camp where the challenge began.
Exmoor national park is one of the finest landscapes that the UK has to offer. It has been shaped by nature and people for thousands of years to create this uniquely remote and tranquil area in southern Britain. Open Moorlands, a spectacular coastline, deep wooded valleys and high sea cliffs all make up this rich landscape. It is a landscape that inspires writers, artists and poets. Similarly, It is a landscape that is perfect for an IGO adventure holiday.
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What's included
  • Return transfers from Barnstable Station
  • 2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattresses
  • Talisker Whisky tasting
  • Full board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusive
  • Wilderness skills and bushcraft workshop
  • Event-specific training plan
  • Fully signposted & supported route
  • Medical and physio support
  • Timing tracker (Competitors)
  • Walking guide & sweeper as back stop
  • Photography
  • Activities in camp
  • Wetsuits for the Challenge (participants are welcome to bring their own
  • Traditional music & entertainment
  • Celebratory beer at the finish line on Saturday
  • Technical t-shirt and welcome pack
  • Finishers medal and wristband
How to get there
Dulverton TA22, UK
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**How do I get there?
**Recommended train station: Barnstaple (transfers provided)
Transfer leaves station on Friday 19 July 12:45pm
Transfer returns to station on Sunday 21 July 12:45pm
Timings broken down: Martinhoe village is 45 mins by road from Barnstaple.
There are a variety of ways to reach this challenge. If you are travelling by train, we recommend taking the train to Exeter St. David’s train station. From there you can ride a charming local line to Barnstaple train station. Where we will be providing transfers to the IGO camp.
Similarly, if you are planning on flying, we recommend flying to Exeter, where you can get a train from the airport to St. David’s and then carry on to Barnstaple.
If you would prefer to drive, then you can meet us at the IGO camp, or leave your car at Barnstaple in one of the secure parking options and then make use of our transfers to the IGO camp.
NB: We encourage you to be as environmentally friendly as possible with your choice of travel. Please note that car parking is limited at the event meeting points.
Event day logistics
The weekend challenge will begin on Friday, with your arrival to the beautiful and rustic North Devon and transfer to our base camp. You will then be registered, briefed and enjoy a tasty lunch made in camp. We will proceed with our range of exciting afternoon activities that are designed to get you in the adventuring spirit. After an action-packed day, we will head back to basecamp and enjoy campfire chilli before getting some sleep to prepare for the challenge.
We will start off Saturday with a breakfast that will provide you with some much-needed energy. We will then take part in the BeMilitaryFit warmup that will get us pumped for the rest of the day. We will then undertake the Talisker Whisky Coastal Challenge, which includes a hike/run along the Devon coastline. There is also an optional chance to enjoy a coastal swim in the sea. After completing the IGO Challenge we will return to camp for an evening celebration, including a feast and the ultimate outdoor Talisker Whisky tasting.
The final day of your English adventure holiday weekend will be a welcomed wind down after the trials of the previous day. Similarly to the day before, It will begin with breakfast in camp. Breakfast will be followed by some relaxing yoga and, if you are feeling up for it, some more wild swimming. We will then organise your return transfers to the local train station and bid you farewell.
The tents are comfortable bell tents and each one comfortably fits 4 people. Unless you come as a group of 4 and take over one tent, individuals will be split up into single-sex tents at random. Each tent is equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns. The camp communal areas consist of 2 larger tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks (weather depending) as well as the stand-alone physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with bales of straw for seats that create the focal point of camp.
The food is delicious and is made in partnership with Basic Kitchen. All of our food is sourced locally, always fresh and always delicious.
There are portable toilets a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities, such as a burn, a loch, a lake, a river.
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