Plod - Mourne Mountains | Charity Walk | Action Medical Research

Mourne Mountains

It’s midnight. Most people are asleep. But not you.

You’ve got a map, a torch, some hiking shoes and you’re ready to do battle. Ready to face the ultimate team challenge. The challenge that will try to break you.

PLOD is a gruelling 50 km midnight hike that will push you to your limits. Think you can walk? Think again. This endurance challenge is tough, muddy, painful and a hell of a lot of fun.

Perfect for team bonding. Grab your friends, colleagues, family, and take on this long-distance hike.

You’ll need stamina, determination and a solid team to get you through but once you’ve hit the finish line the sense of accomplishment is unbeatable.

Welcome to the PLOD elite. 

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Key information

Team registration fee: £150.00 per team
Team fundraising target: £1,200.00 per team

Facts and figures

50k 31 miles
2,000m 6,500ft
62,000 steps
4,500 calories

Choose your challenge

Team challenge

PLOD is ideal for companies looking for a lively way to put staff through their paces. Team building is vital to the success of any organisation and provides many benefits to companies. It boosts staff morale, builds employee confidence and loyalty and allows development of relationships across all levels of the organisation.

Your squad of four will prepare, fundraise and train together. Not forgetting your support crew – each team will need a dedicated driver who will meet you at checkpoints along the route to provide supplies and cheer you on.

You’ll have to work together from start to finish, testing your stamina and determination, to complete this challenge of a lifetime.

Waitrose Horsham Plodders

South Downs PLOD 2014

"We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to build a team and have fun doing it. Can't wait to enter next year!"

About the PLOD - Mourne Mountains

This event has been cancelled – for any queries please contact the Events Team.  01403 327444 or

As midnight strikes in darkest Tollymore Forest Park you will hit the trail with head torches blazing and maps in hand to negotiate your way through the night. After watching the sun rise, you will push on through the next day, to the finish line to complete an adventure you will never forget. All of this is played out against the awesome backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne passing the beauty of Lough Shannagh. 

Companies who have PLODDED with us

Try one of our other PLOD events

The PLOD team challenge will push you hard and it will hurt as you and your team mates hit the hills on an awesome midnight trek. Take on one of our 40 milers along the South Downs Way or Cotswold Way or choose the roughness and toughness of our 50km route through the Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland.

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