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Heldon Hill Sunset Challenge Walk

Sat, 18 June 2022 @ 14:00 - Sun, 19 June 2022 @ 02:00

This event is now cancelled – The LDWA are still running their event LDWA Taster Walk -A Tour of Forres.

This event is now cancelled – The LDWA are still running their event LDWA Taster Walk -A Tour of Forres.


We are a local group of the Long Distance Walkers Association serving a large area in the north of Scotland, roughly everything north of a line between Aberdeen and the Isle of Mull, including the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland

We not only welcome members and guests from our area but also visitors from further afield to this far-flung corner of the country which offers so much in the way of walking in areas steeped in whisky and wildlife, history and culture, geology, landscape and sport.

We offer our members at least one group walk each month advertised in Strider (the LDWA magazine), and aim to have some social walks in-between advertised on our local group page. Our walks are being specially planned to offer participants a range of walking experiences from coast to Corbett and from river to glen.

As well as social walks, we put on two challenge walks each year: Heldon Hill Sunset Walk, and the Laich o’Moray 50-mile challenge in October.

Event Details

Sat, 18 June 2022 @ 14:00
Sun, 19 June 2022 @ 02:00
25 miles / 40 km
Challenging (info)
Andrew Thacker
Sorry, dogs are not allowed
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This is not a led walk, so you must be able to navigate to the checkpoints, see in the dark and contact the organisers if need be, so please take:

  • Route description (available to download from North of Scotland LDWA website closer to the event date)
  • Map and compass (Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 423 covers the whole route)
  • A torch
  • Mobile phone

The route will have way markers on difficult sections and a GPX file will also be available for download closer to the event. There will also be a tail end walker/sweeper wearing a hi-viz top, so if you need help with navigating the route you will need to walk at the back.

There is a 12 hour time limit.

The walk to Forres is more or less the overnight section of the Laich o’ Moray 50 mile Challenge event to be held in October, but will be in daylight, so a good opportunity for participants of that, to recce it.

Members of the LDWA are advised to book via SiEntries to obtain their member discount.


North Of Scotland Long Distance Walkers Association
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Venue / Start

Cooper Park, Elgin
Cooper Park
Elgin,MorayIV30 1HSUnited Kingdom

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