WENSLEYDALE WANDER

An annual 12 or 23 mile round walk in scenic Wensleydale on 8th April 2017, in aid of local Rotary charities and principal Charity, Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Very friendly and great fun.

Walkers receiving sausages in bread roll and drinks at halfway on long route
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Wensleydale Wander 2018 Saturday 14th April 2018

Click on Wander 2017 for a report on this year's Wensleydale Wander

 Click here to see a Google Map of where we are.

Come and join us for a friendly and sociable walk in Wensleydale in aid of charities. There is a choice of two circular walks, one a 23 mile challenge and a shorter one of 12 miles, both starting and finishing in Leyburn. There are liquid refreshments at various checkpoints in both walks, while warm food is provided at the halfway point on the longer walk. All walkers receive a hot two course meal at the finish in Wensleydale School from 12MD to 5pm . Showers are also available. The routes are well sign-posted and marshalled, so no one is likely to get lost! Have a look at Views on Wensleydale Wander routes. Click on Map for a map showing all the Short Walk and most of the Long Walk, and Map 2 for the rest. A Detailed Route Description is also available. A GPX File is available by email request to webmaster@wensleydale.rotary1040.org

Both Walks begin at 9.00am in Grove Square, though walkers first gather for registration at Wensleydale School, where car-parking is available. The walk is limited to a maximum 8 hours, and all entries should be received prior to the event. Entries on the day subject to limitation on numbers not reached- a note will be placed on the website if such has occurred. All finishers will receive a certificate.

The Entrance Fee is £12.00 per walkerif paid by 7th April by mail or 13th April 6pm by on-line entry (£13 after that), with all proceeds going to charities. To enter, you can either click on Entry Form to download one, or you can use online booking

NB- Under 18's are welcome when accompanied by an adult but On Line booking is only available for over 18 year olds. Please use the downloadable Entry Form route for anyone under 18.

The principal charity for the event in 2018 is yet to be chosen. Sponsorship for this or other charities is encouraged but not essential.  Forms for Sponsorship can be downloaded by clicking on Sponsorship forms.

RULES

1  Observe the country code.

2  Checkpoints are to be visited in order.

3  Walkers must keep to way marked route on public rights of way.

4  Entrants can only retire at checkpoints.

5  Minimum age 18 unless accompanied by an adult. (Due to new Legislation)

6  It is recommended that all competitors carry or wear; Waterproofs, OS map Outdoor leisure 30 Yorkshire Dales (Northern & Central areas)& Middleham Sheet SE 18

7  Due to lambing time, and the nature of the route, - NO DOGS ALLOWED, except on lead.

8. Runners MUST NOT RUN CLOSE TO RACEHORSES. This is dangerous for runner, rider and horse!

 Entrance Fee £10.00 per competitor if paid by 1st April (£12 after that). Cheques/PO payable to Rotary Club of Wensleydale

Please forward the entry form and SAE ( Two if results are required by post) to;   Mr B Whitfield, Hillside House, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, DL8 1JN.

PLEASE NOTE ALL WALK NUMBERS WILL BE SENT OUT WITH FULL DETAILS OF THE WALK WHEN AN APPLICATION IS RECEIVED. THIS WILL BE BY EMAIL UNLESS YOU SEND A SAE. ANY PEOPLE NOT ALLOCATED A PLACE WILL HAVE THEIR CHEQUE/PO RETURNED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

For more details,or to make an enquiry, email barrie@whitfieldshillside.fsnet.co.uk

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