The pureTrail Culinary Coastal Canter is back by popular demand, the date is Saturday 1st June 2019 with a start time of 10:00am to coincide with low tide. Runners absolutely loved the mixture of trails and Coastal Path, finishing with a tough 300 metre run along South Milton Sands beach.

The table is finally set for the 2nd edition of the South Hams Culinary Coastal Canter. The name in itself is a mouthful, the route a smorgasbord of coastal trails, beaches and riverside meanderings. 17 miles in all, starting from the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Mothecombe, on the Flete Estate. Set in the delicious picture-postcard location of the South Hams.

Food glorious food! (with a run in-between)



The start involves a crossing of the mouth of the River Erme.

The hardest section of route takes you up and down the South West Coast Path hills to your first Aid Station at Bigbury-in-Sea

A beach run from Bigbury……..

… the  Avon Estuary Trail   and finishing on the sands opposite the Beachhouse Café at South Milton.


BEACHHOUSE CAFÉ – South Milton Sands

The route, including 3 Aid Station locations, can be found here

Leave your car at South Milton, we can transport you to the start at Mothecombe.

The finish is on the fabulous South Milton beach, then enjoy a bite to eat and a well-earned drink at the Beachhouse Café – the most laid back food haven in the delicious South Hams…





The first three runners to finish the Canter will receive a bottle of wine and a gift voucher for dining at either the Schoolhouse or Beachhouse.

The first two male and female finishers will receive our bespoke trophies and Age Category winners for M40/50/60/70 and F40/50/60/70 will receive £5 Discount Voucher for a future pureTrail race.

A bespoke medal to all finishers.

Bus transfer can be purchased online at £6 per person.

Timings for the day

07:30 – 08:30 Registration at Beachhouse TQ7 3JY

08:30 – 08:45 Buses leave to the Start at Schoolhouse

09:15 – 09:30 Buses arrive at the Start

10:00 Start at SchoolhouseDevon

12:00 – 15:00 Finish at Beachhousedevon

09:00 until late FOOD served at both locations!


Please note that dogs are not permitted in the race due to Insurance and Permits limitations.

Insurance provided through England Athletics and Permit from Trail Running Association.