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The Ham Dance


The Ham Dance 2017

The Ham Dance is coming to Somerset on the 8th of April 2017.

This is a sponsored walk event organised by able2achieve Trust, this will consist of 4 routes with different distances for individuals with various capabilities

"The Ham Dance" taken from the popular walk across the Brecon Beacons "The Fan Dance".

The Fan Dance has historically been an integral part of the British SAS Selection course which was first introduced as an essential test in the decade following the Second World War. At nearly sixty years old it is the world's oldest and most famous Special Forces Selection test and the standard by which all others are set. Designed by the late Major John Woodhouse, the architect and pioneer of the first SAS Selection course, his original test is still in use today and has its own Fan Dance counterpart, recognised and utilised by the US (Delta) and Australian (SAS) Special Forces counterparts to the SAS for their own respective Selection courses. Originally known as Exercise High Walk, it today goes by the unofficial moniker The Fan Dance.

The Routes

We have 5 main Routes available they are as follows

"The all Ability Trail" - 1.25km / almost 1 mile

This is a route that is designed for wheelchair access and therefore flat with little up and down, suitable for anyone with walking difficulties and families for a gentle stroll.

"Iron Age Amble" - 5.5km / 3.5 mile

This slightly more challenging route covers the majority of Ham Hill bringing in breath taking views across Somerset.

"The Stoke Mers" - 10.1km / 6.3 mile

This rote takes more navigation skills to complete, armed with a map and a route card you are to make your way around the route meeting check points in between.

"The Ham Dance" - Between 16-19.5km 10 - 12 Miles (route as yet undecided)

This will be a test of navigation and endurance, this route will challenge you and your friends, meeting check points in between with regular water stops it will be up to you to navigate yourself around the designated route.

How do I Enter?

The cost of entry is:

£2.50 per person

£10 for a team of 5

Payment is required before entry.

Upon enquiring you will be sent a entry pack with information regarding the event and a medical disclaimer form that must be completed prior to partaking in the event. You will also be sent one of our sponsorship forms for you to get people to sponsor you for your walk. alternatively you can start your own campaign on just giving, see link below

For more information on how to pay or general enquiries contact us on:

01935 429430


Download our Entry Forms.

Covering Letter

Entry Form

Sponsorship Form

These need to be submitted before 1st April 2017
entries can be emailed to Colin (The above email address) or you can post entries to: 
23-25 Princess Street 
Yeovil, Somerset
BA20 1EN

Where does money go?

Your entry fee will go towards:

A bottle of water upon start.

Emergency First aid & Safety vehicle situated throughout the day.

Support staff available throughout the event.

You are able to walk your route as many times as you like.

A memento for the completion of your route.

Any funds raised either from entry or sponsorship will go towards able2achieve Trust and their new adventure in Ottery st Mary.




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