Wednesday 1st of July, 2015

  • 6:00am...Start from Cerne Abbas

  • 4.7 miles via Minterne Magna, Giants Hill to:

  • 8:00am...Middlemarsh.  Then 1.5 miles to:


  • 8:30-9:00am Glanvilles Wootton, breakfast!

  • Then 3.5 miles to Bishops Caundle 2.8 miles to Haydon and 3 miles into:

  • 12:15pm...Sherborne Castle Park. Another 2 miles takes Rachel to:

  • 12:45-1:15pm...Run through Sherborne via Cheap Street

  Refreshments at Olivers Coffee Shop look forward to some delicious cake. 

      Plus Barry from The Bakery Café will be selling "Stared Cup Cakes" that

     Rachel's son William will be helping make.  All donations to HNT 

  • 1:15pm...Leaving Sherborne joined by son William 12yrs and Luke from @bluewatchwalk...

                                   for FINAL Leg to Trent Village

  • 4.7 miles to Over Compton and top of Trent Hill + 1.5 mile down hill into

  • 2:45-3:00pm...FINISH at Trent Youngs Endowed Primary School

AFTERNOON...Hidden Needs Fun Afternoon at the school.
EVENING...The Rose and Crown, Trent

Day 7 Total Mileage 23.7

Total Run Mileage 202.9 miles

Day 7 the last and easiest leg with Rachel being joined by son William (12) for the last 6 miles from Cheap Street Sherborne to Trent where 2 vicars joined in the run downTrent Hill to the school, event on Trent Green and the end of "Rachels Epic Run" 2015

"Rachels Epic Run" 2016! Look out for details!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday 29th of June, 2015

  • 8am...South Haven Ferry crossing

  • 8:30...Start North Haven

  • 9 miles of coastal path to:

  • 10:45...Hengistbury Head.  Then 3.2 miles to:

  • 11:45...Christchurch

Then into the Abbey FM support car with Jenny to Cranborne Garden Centre to avoid main road

  • 12:45-1:15pm Lunch at Cranborne Garden Centre where Rachel will be joined by Poole Town Crier David Squire the worlds longest serving town crier.  See:

  • Then 4 miles to:

  • 2:15...Wimborne St Giles. Then 4 miles to:

  • 3:15-4pm...Gussage All Saints

       Then 2.5 miles to:

  • 4:45...Long Crichel.  Then 5 miles to:

  • 6:00-6:45...Tarrant Monkton - The Langton Arms, refreshments!

       Then 2.5 miles to:

  • 7:30...Tarrant Rawston.  Then 1.6 miles to:

  • 8pm...Ashley Wood Golf Club. Then 2.5 miles down to:

  • 9pm...Day ends in Blandford.  

                Staying overnight at the Crown Crown Hotel  www.crownhotelblandford 

Day 5 Total Mileage 33.3

Day 5 started with a fast run, watching tracker pointer move was unbelievable, from North Haven - Hill Head. Refueling stop Spring Copse Farm, fab views from the Head.Next stop Cranborne Garden Centre where where Rachel was greeted by the oldest reigning Town Crier. Then on through villages via very hot lanes, wrong directions given by farmer so extra mls! Reached Langton Arms where Rachel almosr hit the proverbial "Brick Wall" after refuel and rest it was onto Blandford and dinner, rest and bed.

Thursday 25th of June, 2015 

Come along and support Rachel as she starts her Epic Run through Dorset.  Despite sustaining neck injuries, which are still healing, walking instead of running may be necessary. Rachel takes on her challenge on behalf on Special Educational Needs children.

  • 8:30am...Service lead by Rural Dean at

                      Trent Youngs Endowed Primary School.

  • 9:00am...Run starts from Trent Village Green. Then 3.5 miles to

  • 10:00am...Bradford Abbas.

  • Then 7 miles via Yetminster to:

  • 11:30-12 noon...Rachel will be running through Melbury Osmond Estate , past the main house through the park to...

  • 12:30...The Acorn Inn, Evershot. Open 8am - 11pm for refreshments. There is also a raffle for an amazing HNT cake donated by @pennybakes  All proceeds to HNT.

  • Then 7.5 miles to

  • 2:00-3pm...Beaminster Square. 

Meet Rachel and Jenny Devitt from Abbey FM with the run support car.

@Abbey_104 -

 An ideal opportunity to support Rachel – HNT and kids with SEN. 

  • 3pm...2 miles to Stoke Abbott

  • Then 3.6 miles to Shave Cross and then 2.6 miles

  • 5:30pm...Whitchurch Cannaonicorum

   Then it's into the Abbey FM support car with Jenny Devitt at the wheel to avoid busy road

   and rest neck injury! 

  • 6pm latest...Day ending in Lyme Regis

EVENING in Lyme Regis - Staying at Coram Cottage

Day 1 Total Mileage 29.2 miles

Now at Lyme Regis overnight to relax and rebuild energy ready to tackle the first day of the Dorset Coastal Path with it's variable terrain and steep gradients.

​Physio and acupuncture required for knee injury!

Early rise in readiness for 8am start from Stonebarrow car park nr Charmouth.

Come along and cheer Rachel off.

Friday 26th of June, 2015

Day 2 and Rachel takes to the Dorset coast path and it's challenges, exposed to the elements, steep gradients and variable terrain. A tough few days ahead, Stonebarrow Hill, Golden Cap, Thorncombe Beacon, Eype, the hill out off West Bay! Chesil Beach - definitely waking!

  • 8:00am...START from Stonebarrow car park nr Charmouth

       Then 5miles to:

  • 9:30 Seatown

  • Then 3 miles via Eype to:

  • 10:30-11:00am...West Bay...come and play Mass Musical Chairs at the beach! see Todays' events by clicking the blue button above! 


  • Then 2 miles to:

  • 11:30-12:30pm...Burton Bradstock, Beach Hive Café. Coffeebreak

Take this opportunity to meet and support Rachel, HNT and kids with SEN. 

  • Then 8 miles to:

  • 2:30-3:30pm...Abbotsbury Swannery. Time for tea & cake.

Come along & meet Rachel and support HNT and kids with SEN.

  • Then 10 miles to:

  • 6:00-6:30pm...Day ending in Ferrybidge

The Taste Café at Chesil Beach will stay open late for food and drinks.

Another opportunity to meet and support Rachel, HNT and kids with SEN.

Staying at Sunnyside Guest House, Weymouth

Day 2 Total Mileage 28.5 miles

Todays planned fund raising events had to cancelled due to the weather but Rachel ran through the rain!

Even when it stopped there was no drying out as Rachel continued along the overgrown 

coastal path, the need to divert from planned route increased today's milage to just over 30 miles.

Saturday 27th of June, 2015

       More challenging coastal path today.

  • 8:00am... START at Ferrybridge, Wyke Regis end.

  • 7 miles Via West Weares Coastal Path to:

  • 10:00-10:30am...Portland Bill

Join Rachel at The Lobster Pot Café, for breakfast.  

Deputy Mayor of Portland Councillor Glen Chadwick will be joining Rachel.


     Come and support Rachel, donate to HNT and support kids with SEN.

  • Then 7 miles via East Weares Coastal Path across Ferrybridge,

  • Then 3.5 miles via Sandsfoot then the Old Railway Line to:

  • 12-1pm...Jubilee Clock Weymouth Esplanade

Come along, meet Rachel and donate to HNT and kids with SEN.

  • Then 6 miles via coastal path to:

  • 2:30-3pm...Osmington Mills, The Smugglers Inn

  • Then another 6.5 miles along the coastal path to: 

  • 5pm... Day ending Lulworth Cove

EVENING at Lulworth Cove - Staying at Bishops Cottage

Day 3 Total Mileage 30 miles

Day 3 completed and Rachel's relaxing at Bishops Cottage. Weather has been good and the injured knee has survided another day with the help of support strapping although the last leg of the day along the coastal path to Lulworth Cove was a real challenge with it's steep inclines and decents. Tomorrow Rachel takes to coastal path once more as she heads off initialy to Kimmeridge Bay at 8am

Sunday 28th of June, 2015

       Coastal path continues:

  • 8am...START at Lulworth Cove: 7.3 miles via coastal path:

  • 10:30-10:45...Kimmeridge Bay.  With views to be admired.

  • Then 5.2 miles via coastal path to:

  • 12:15-1pm...Worth Matravers, lunch at the tearooms.

  • Lift with HM MAIN EVENT at KINGSTON!

             See Todays events by clicking the link button!

  • Then another 6.1 miles of coastal path to:

  • 3pm...Durleston Head - Visitors Centre Tea Rooms

  •  Then 2 miles to Swanage and 7.6 miles to Studland.

  • Day ends in Bridport

  • EVENING in Bridport, staying at Spray Copse Farm 


Day 4 Total Mileage: 28.2 miles

After leaving Lulworth along the coastal path swirling sea mist greatly reduced visibilty making it unsafe to continue along the coastal path so Rachel moved inland where heavey rain became an issue, no safe alternative but get assistance from the Abbey FM support car to reach the event at Kingston. With improving weather Rachel then stayed at Kingston to promote HNT and the need for more support re SEN kids, making up for the rained off events on Friday. Less walking milage today but on avererage 1+ marathon being completed daily.

Rachel's Epic Run 2015

Charity Number 1187246

The Priory Christchurch

Cranborne Garden Centre

Hengistbury Head

Lobster Pot Café


Abbotsbury Swannery

Beach Hive Café

West Bay

Coram Cottage

Lulworth Cove

Rose and Crown - Trent

Minterne House

Durleston Head

The Smugglers Inn Osmington Mills

The Langton Arms

Cheap Street

Milton Abbas

  Kimmeridge Bay

Chesil Beach Centre & Taste Café

The Abbots Tea Room

Cerne Abbas


Worth Matravers Tea Rooms

Bishops Cottage

Tuesday 30th of June, 2015

  • 7:00am...Start Blandford. 4.7 miles to:

  • Winterbourne Stickland then 2.5 miles to:

  • 9 - 9:30...Milton Abbas - The Hambro Arms and Breakfast!

       Then 5.3 miles to:

  • 10:30...Dewlish.  Then 8 miles to:

  • 12:30...Fordington nr Dorchester.  Then 2.5 miles to:

  • 1-2pm Dorchester Opportunity Group for lunch with Opp Group families and supporters.  Being joined by the Mayor of Dorchester councillor Robin Potter, Town Crier Alistair Chisholm and local Town & District Councillor David Taylor.

Then off to Cerne Abbas to resume the run

  • 3pm Leave Cerne Abbas

  • 3 miles Walking up and over Cerne Abbas Giant Hill along hill tops to Minterne Magna.

  • 4:30-5pm...Minterne House & Gardens and tea?

  • Then 3.5 miles via Up Cerne across the hills.

  • 6:30...End of day at Cerne Abbas

      Cerne Abbas Brewery and Abbots Tea Room welcome all to enjoy beer & nibbles outside the Abbots Tea Room from 6pm onwards.

FREE Beer & Nibbles in exchange for Donations to HNT.

   Staying at The Abbots Tea Room

Day 6 Total Mileage 30 miles

Day 6 started with a long hual to Dorchester Opp Group via very hot lanes with breakfast stop at Hambro Arms Milton Abbas on route. Rachel got warm welcome at Dorchester Opp Group event by SEN kids their families, Mayor and Town crier. Next it was onto Cerne and the last 10 miles up and over Crene hills to event at Cerne Brewery and Abbotts Tea Rooms.

The Bakery Café, Sherborne


Winterborne Stickland

Hambro Arms

Sherborne Castle


Spray Copse Farm

Lulworth Cove

Jubilee Clock Weymouth

Dorchester Opp Group Bus

Glanvilles Wootton Church

Cerne Abbas Giant


Cerne Abbas Brewery

Olivers Coffee Shop, Sherborne


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