The Two Moors Ultra

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Embrace this mighty challenge as you travel 100 miles south along the Two Moors Way from Lynmouth to Ivybridge, crossing Exmoor, Mid Devon and Dartmoor. The stunning surroundings and the well stocked checkpoints will keep you going on this truly memorable self navigated event.
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Two Moors Ultra Marathon
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Calendar
Fri, 8 Oct 2021
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Lynmouth, United Kingdom
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4.7
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Where and when
Location
Lynmouth EX35, UK
Start times
Fri, 8 Oct 2021
Two Moors Ultra Marathon:
9:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Two Moors Ultra
Two Moors Ultra Marathon
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100mi
£92.00 - £107.00
Route information
This is a hidden gem in the ultra world and is about 80 to 85 per cent off road.The Two Moors Ultra follows the Two Moors Way throughout its duration from Lynmouth, across the wild and desolate expanse of Exmoor, through the verdant fields and river crossings of North Devon and then across Dartmoor National Park. You’ll be well fed and watered at the 6 checkpoints along the way.
You will cross the famous Tarr Steps, pass through several pretty thatched villages (with short sections of tarmac) where there is a chance to stock up on supplies, water and coffee if you feel the need to supplement our fuel stations.
You will cross the A road to reach Drewsteignton and through Drogo, where you can refuel at our well stocked checkpoint.
From the castle you will descend in to the Teign Valley, skirting the river towards Chagford, where you will pick up signs for Frenchbeer and head on to the fringes of Dartmoor towards Fernworthy Reservoir. You will cross the 3212 and up and over to the famous Bronze age settlement Grimspound. From here, you follow Hameldown Ridge to Jordan and back on lovely hidden river paths, heading for Dr Blackalls Drive and New Bridge, where our refuelling station awaits.
From Scorriton, it’s a tough climb up Pupper’s Hill, crossing the Avon via a clapper bridge if you’ve picked up the correct path. The run in to Ivybridge is straight forward, following the Puffer Billy trail (old tramway) all the way to Ivybridge, where our fuel station and finish for the Two Moors Ultra awaits, at the train station.
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What's included
  • 6 fully stocked checkpoints
  • Event medals
  • Waterproof route maps
  • Parking
  • Post event meal
  • Transport
  • Unique prizes
  • Course sweepers
  • Free 3D navigation route sessions on zoom for all entrants
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How to get there
Lynmouth EX35, UK
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By Car
If you are taking the bus you will need to head to the finish in Ivybridge which is accessible from the A38, coming from either Exeter or Plymouth.
If you are making your own way to the start you need to go to Lynmouth, which is accessible from the A39 from Barnstaple or Minehead.
Parking
Event parking is available at the finish in Ivybridge.
Transport
There will be a bus available to the start of the race in Lynmouth. The bus will leave from Coach Lane in Ivybridge at the finish to head to the start in Lynmouth on Friday evening. There will not be transport back to the start after the finish.
Event day logistics
Friday
21:00 Race starts
Sunday
09:00 Race cut-off
A more detailed itinerary will be available closer to the event.
Start and Finish
The event starts in Lynmouth and finishes in Ivybridge. You can make your own way to the start, or you can park in Ivybridge on Friday afternoon and catch the bus to Lynmouth. If you wish to take the bus please select this option when booking for an extra £15.
Kit List
The following items are required to be carried or worn by all competitors:
  • Waterproof trousers and top
  • Long sleeved layer
  • Head torch and spare batteries or second head torch
  • Enough food for 12 hours
  • Collapsable cup
  • Backpack
  • 500 litres water minimum
  • Hat or two buffs
  • Map of route (use the event waterproof bespoke maps or electronic Viewrager version and paper back up)
  • Two pairs of socks
  • Gloves
  • Mobile phone
  • £20 cash
Cut-off Time
The race will have a generous 36 hour cut off time for all runners.
Entry Requirements
To enter this race, you must have run at least a short ultra (30 miles or more), with an element of self navigation, or have run in the Something Wild Ultra between January 2020 and August 2021.
This is a self navigation event so some competency with a map and compass is required.
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FAQ's
Can I park at the finish and get transport to the start for the Two Moors Ultra?
Yes, you can park at the finish in Ivybridge and catch a bus to the start on Friday evening for an extra £15.
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Is there a cut off time for the Two Moors Ultra?
Yes, there is a generous 36 hour cut off time for the race.
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Are there age restrictions for the Two Moors Ultra?
Yes, runners must be 20 or over to take part.
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Do I have to navigate in the Two Moors Ultra?
This is a self navigation event so some competency with a map and compass is required.
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Will there be support on the Two Moors Ultra?
Yes, there will be 6 fully stocked checkpoints.
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Reviews
4.7
2 reviews
Samuel B
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4.7
Did the Castle 2 Coast - 50 Miles in 2016
There's also an awesome blog post that really helped and gave a load more detail
Samuel B
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4.7
Did the Castle 2 Coast - 50 Miles in 2015
I really loved this race. The scenery is stunning and, whilst the weather will throw everything at you, there's a relaxed atmosphere and really good camaraderie between races. Will definitely be back
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