• July 16, 2016
  • 8:00 am
  • Church Green, Much Wenlock

Long Distance Walk

Wenlock Olympian Games Long Distance Walk

A 50 mile challenge walk organised in conjunction with the Wenlock Olympian Society who inaugurated the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850. The walk is over demanding rural countryside and moorland in the Shropshire Hills to the west of Much Wenlock.

The event will have two starts, 8.00am for walkers and 10.00am for runners and must be completed within 24 hours of the walker’s start.

To enter this demanding event you should have completed at least two 25 mile events within the last 12 months.

The WOW event will be properly supported with three full feeding stations and additional watering points as conditions dictate but entrants must recognise that there will be up to 12 miles between each partial or full refreshment point. There will be a need for everyone to carry both ‘emergency’ food and water which can be replenished at the shops in Craven Arms (25 miles).

You will be given a route data sheet with grid references and brief instructions to be used in conjunction with your MAP and you must carry at least OS Explorer sheet 217 at 1:25 000 or electronic equivalent.

A compass, whistle and torch are obvious essentials and your First Aid pack should recognise the hazards of High Summer in terms of sun screen and stinging things, insectivorous or otherwise.

Clothing and footwear is down to personal preferences, based on prior seasonal experience.

Entry details

The WOW is open to walkers and runners who will be 18 or over on 18th July 2015.

There will be a limit of 200 .

There are no entries on the day and dogs cannot be brought on the WOW.

The entry fees cover food and drink at serviced checkpoints and at the end, rescue transport, memento and certificate.

Entries will be accepted from 5th January, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



Event Secretary Geoff Sproson
Appletree, Stiperstones, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0LZ
Telephone: 01743 791999
email walking@marchesgroupldwa.eu 

Next Event

July 2016

Long Distance Walk 08.00 – 08.00 Sun 17th
100 km (62 mile) Walk Priory Hall, Much Wenlock TF13 6HS
Walkers start 08.00, Runners start 10.00 Sat.


Start from Church Green, Much Wenlock.