Location(Start location) Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Devon EX35 6JW
The all new Maverick Inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor (UTSE) point to point is the ultimate in endurance events. It’s the product of our favourite X Series event and our hardest Original Series event.
On paper you may not see the largest amount of elevation over the 55mile route, but the combination of extremely hard terrain and it being like a roller coaster with minimal flat sections, make this route incredibly demanding, physically and mentally. Once you leave the venue at Caffyns Farm in Exmoor the route sets the tone instantly. There’s a tough climb within the first 2km so go out steady as you will be climbing for quite some time during the first stage of the race. Your eyes will be drawn to the epic scenery. First the Valley of the Rocks, then the climb to Foreland Point. From there will be your first technical descent, with loose scree on sheer cliff face, this is not for the faint-hearted.
The route continues following the south west coast path within the National Park almost to Minehead.
When you see Minehead you’ll be getting close to the halfway point and there’s a chance to get some hot food, drinks and a massage. But don’t rest for too long as the second half awaits and it’s just as tough!
The terrain changes in the second half of the route as you start to head inland towards the Quantock Hills in the distance. It becomes more forest and farmland but still equally as picturesque as the hills become longer with similar elevation.
As you press on and wind your way through quaint Somerset villages, seeing very few people, you come to terms with just how long and tough this route is.
Once you hit the small village of Bicknoller in Somerset you know you’re getting close. With a long climb to Bicknoller Post you will once again be met with stunning views over the Quantock Hills - that’s if you are not in the dark by now! This section of the route, once again, becomes pretty technical so take care - you will be on some tired legs by now.
The finish line is within your grasp but not before the dreaded long, steep descent in to the venue. If your legs were not finished before then, they will be now, but at least it’s just a stone’s throw away to beer, hot food, medal, massage and a place to put your tired head.
Camping is available for 2 nights (Pre race night and race night) along with transfers to the start from the finish.
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Ultra - 90km: See GPX
Gates Open: 6:00
Race Start: 9:00
Tough, technical, not for the faint hearted. You should have experienced at least a flatter ultra distance race and mountain marathons in the past.
Upon the Successful completion of the course within the cutoff, you will be awarded 4 UTMB and ITRA points to go towards any races that require them.
Exmoor cut off times are as follows. These are in place for your safety. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. Your Safety is our Priority.
Outpost 1: Foreland point 11km, 10:45
Outpost 2: Silcombe Farm 23km, 13:00
Outpost 3: Bossington 31km, 14:20
Outpost 4: Greenaleigh 40km, 15:45
Outpost 5: Wootton Courtenay 46km, 17:00 (Dropbag collection, Hot food, massage and toilets)
Outpost 6: Croydon Hill 55km, 18:30
Outpost 7: Roadwater 66km, 20:20 (Hot food and toilets)
Outpost 8: Sampford Brett 78km, 22:20 (Hot drinks and toilets)
Finish: Kilve Court 88km, Midnight!
Kilve Court: (Finish line)
This information is for runners who are camping at the finish line or who are getting the coach transfer to the start line.
The venue will open at 17:00 on Friday 6th September for runners who are camping the night before the race. They will have the option to collect their race number, drop bags and have their mandatory kit checked at registration on the Friday evening from 18:00 - 19:00. Registration will be open again on Saturday 7th September from 06:00 until 06:45 for runners who are using the coach transfer, but didn’t stay the night before or who missed registration the night before. It is important that you are registered and ready to board the coach at 06:45 as we cannot wait for runners due to a strict timetable for the race start.
Once you have arrived at Caffyns Farm (Start Line) at 08:30 you will be able you stock up on fluids provided by Precision Hydration and nutrition provided by TRIBE. Caffyns Farm also has toilet facilities, a shop and a cafe. You will have 30 mins before the start of the race so please take this time to hydrate and take on some food.
Coach Transfers: are provided at an additional cost of £15.00 per runner. You have the option to purchase this ticket on sign up. The coaches will leave Kilve Court at 07:00 sharp to take you to the start line at Caffyns Farm in Lynton. If you’re not on the coach and have booked a ticket then we cannot wait for you.
Camping spaces: are limited to 100 people at the finish line so please if you would like to secure your camping spot book up early to avoid disappointment. Again, this is done at point of booking and cannot subsequently be added. Other camping options are available close by if you prefer to stay here or would like to bring family and friends.
Caffyns Farm: (Start Line)
The start venue will be open from 07:00 on Saturday 7th September for runners who have made their own way to the start line. Registration will commence at 07:45. Bib numbers and drop bags will be issued and mandatory kit checks will be done. Registration will close at 08:45 and the race will start at 09:00.
Camping is available at the start in Caffyns Farm for those that would rather get extra time in bed!! It’s worth noting though that there WILL NOT be transport provided at the finish to get you back to the start.
Drop bags: After these have been filled and collected at registration they will be transported to the Midway Outpost at Wootton Courtenay - 46km into the route and from there to the finish line for collection after the race. These are for a change of shoes, socks and a top up of any nutrition you require for the 2nd half of the race. Please NO LIQUIDS.
In our quest to make this season plastic free, we ask that you run with a re-usable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.
UTSE 2019 Route
Fully Marked Course
PH & TRIBE Outposts
Food & Drink Available
Bag Drop Area
Hot Food Outpost
Nearest Station: Barnstaple (19 miles to start venue)
GWR: London Paddington - Barnstaple
Journey Time: Approx 3hrs 30mins
Barnstaple Taxi 07584 123349