A Long Distance Walking Event
7th/8th December 2019
The toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise in and around
North Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire and South Northamptonshire
Teams of Three
Ages 14 to 99
Beginners to Experienced
50 miles & 30 miles
Under 25: £25 each
Over 25: £40 each
The tour has its origins in an event started by a group of Rover Scouts attached to the 1st Bodicote (near Banbury) Scout Group way back in 1964.
The young men had taken part in the ‘Four Inns’ walk in the Derbyshire Peak District the previous year and decided they would organise a similar event around Banbury.
However to add a degree of difficulty to the walk they decided to make it a night hike. To add interest to the route they would take in as many Ordnance Survey Triangulation Points (Trig Points) as possible. Invariably trig points are situated on the tops of hills.
For the name, they chose a combination of words. The famous cycle race, the Tour de France and called it the Tour de Trigs.
The first competition took place in May 1966 with groups from around Banbury entering. Coventry produced the winning team.
The route started in Bodicote, went east over the River Cherwell, then north to Claydon and then via Edge Hill to Brailes and on to Cherington, through Whichford and then Sibford Gower, Swalcliffe, Shutford, North Newington, over Crouch Hill and back to Bodicote.
The event has had few interruptions over the years…the weather has prohibited one hike, foot and mouth another and organisational problems one more.
"Excellently organised and the support is great and well needed. It is a challenge which will take you up and down and up and down in more ways than one. You will love it and hate it but I guarantee you will go back....." Natalie Sanchez (2018 Walker)
2020 edition: 5th & 6th December 2020
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