About Us

The Royal Marines Commando Challenge has been going for many years, however from 2016 the event has been owned by and raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance and RMA-The Royal Marines Charity.

In recognition of Woodbury Common being a special area of conservation the event organisers have also undertaken to donate £5 from each entry to Pebblebed Heath to carry on their essential conservation work.

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Devon Air Ambulance

Funded by the people of Devon

Our Mission: Provision of emergency pre-hospital medical services, training, research and education for Devon and surrounding area.

Our Vision: 24/7 Emergency Medical Service for the most critically ill and injured.

Our Values: Our values are important to us because they inform our actions and our behaviour.

Our emergency air ambulance service is tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges of Devon. We want to provide the best possible service we can to our patients and the whole community, making the most effective use of the funds we receive from our supporters and donors ensuring the service is here to stay for the long-term.  

RMA - The Royal Marines Charity

Giving a lifetime of support to the Royal Marines Family.

Royal Marines have always been the first to understand, first to adapt and respond and the first to overcome – that’s the Commando Mindset but today Royal Marines and their families are fighting battles they cannot win alone.

We are the Royal Marines’ own Charity and are uniquely placed to understand, respond and react, enabling Marines and their families to overcome their challenges including life changing injury, life limiting illness, mental disability, transition to civilian life and even poverty.

We can target your support across every need to ensure no one is left behind.

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Pebblebed Heath

The Commando Challenge takes place under license on East Devon's Pebblebed Heaths.


This beautiful, open access wilderness is designated common land and covers over 1,000 hectares. It is managed for nature and recreation by the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust (www.pebblebedheaths.org.uk). This conservation charity was established by the owners Clinton Devon Estates in 2006 (www.clintondevon.com).

The rarity of the heathland landscape and the richness of the wildlife has earned the site multiple European and national conservation designations including Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It represents one of Europe's most important and fragile wildlife sites, and events are only allowed under license.

Part of the income generated from the Challenge supports the management  work of the Conservation Trust.

Please, no vehicles, camping or fires are allowed on the Pebblebed Heaths.

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