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Charity Challenge 2024

The 2024 Challenge offers a total of 4 walks exploring the fabulous Moffat Hills, taking place on Sunday 9th June 2024, we would be delighted for you to join us. We are constructing this page and more information will become available in due course including sign up documents, maps and photos. Keep an eye for updates!

Each walk has been chosen by team members to provide something for everyone, and we encourage you to study the route and map of each walk to understand the requirements for each route.

Scroll below to see a description of each walk and at the bottom is a link to the sign-up page on the ‘eventbrite’ webpage.

Walk 1

This will be a guided walk into Carrifran Wildwood.  Until 2000, the glen was almost devoid of trees.  Since then 750,000 trees have been planted to create an eco-system that may look like it was 6000 years ago, leading to it now being a more attractive habitat for a range of mammals, birds and insects.  You can visit the bothy shelter a few kilometres up the Glen.

Estimated 3-4km;  estimated time 1 to 2 hours

Walk 2

The walk starts at Sailfoot and follows tracks SW to Selcoth, then follows paths onto open ground up to the top of Broken Back.  This is your high point at just over 500 metres where you should have fine views towards Hartfell and White Coomb on the other side of Moffat Dale. You now descend and towards the forestry and follow tracks down towards Selcoth Farm and then back to your starting point.    

Estimate 7km with 360m ascent;  estimated time 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Walk 3

A longer walk than ‘Walk 2’ and taking in more high tops on the route.  Start at Sailfoot and take easy tracks to Selcoth.  Then start climbing open ground north of the Selcoth Burn over one minor top before a climb onto the top of Capel Fell.  At 678 metres this is your high point of the day and the summit is one of the listed “Donalds”. Descend to Ettrick Head and follow the Southern Upland Way (SUW) NE past Over Phawhope bothy to Potburn.  Leave the SUW and turn left (NW) climbing up onto high ground before your final descent to the road at Bodesbeck.  Use paths through the fields to return to the start at Sailfoot.

Estimated 15km with 700m ascent; estimated time 5 to 6 hours

Walk 4

The longest walk of the day and you will ascend 4 Donalds over the route.  Start at Sailfoot and follow the same route as ‘Walk 3’ over Capel Fell.  At Ettrick Head cross the Southern Upland Way (SUW) and climb to the top of Wind Fell.  Your route now follows the ridge up and over Hopetoun Craig and onto Ettrick Pen.  This is your final summit of the day as you now descend to Over Phawhope bothy and follow the SUW to Potburn.  Leave the SUW and turn left (NW) climbing up onto high ground before your final descent to the road at Bodesbeck. Use paths through the fields to return to the start at Sailfoot.

Estimated 18km with 1000m ascent; estimated time 6 to 7 hours

The team will be onhand throughout the event, and will happily answer any questions you may have at registration or at the various checkpoints along each route.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2024 Charity Challenge!

You can create a JustGiving Fundraiser page that’s already linked to our Charity Challenge event! To start your own fundraising page, sign up on the links below (link opens in a new window)!

Sign up

To attend the event, please look through the link below to sign up – please scroll through all the options!

We will upload a paper version you can print and send back to us at the MMRT Base if that is your preference.

PDF Downloadable Walk Descriptions / Signup Forms:

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