An annual 12 or 23 mile round walk in scenic Wensleydale on 13th April 2019, in aid of local Rotary charities and principal Charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Very friendly and great fun. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO SHORT ROUTE! 12/4 ONLY 14 PLACES LEFT!
Wensleydale Wander 2019 Saturday 13th April 2019
12/4/19 LIMIT OF 500 ENTRANTS ALMOST REACHED- ONLY 14 PLACES LEFT! If you have not yet registered, please do not travel, hoping to enter on the day, unless you are willing to risk being refused entry.
Click on Wander 2018 for a report on last 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
10/4/19 NB We have had to change the Short route after Wensley bridge because the path on the south bank has fallen into the river. so the pathway is temporarily blocked! The new route means crossing Wensley bridge and taking the path on the north bank of the river, crossing Low Lane, where there will be a checkpoint, before rejoining the old route before Leyburn. Click on Short Route 2019 for a map. I have also created a new GPX file for it. This has shortened the route by about half a mile, so the distance is now 11.7miles. Our apologies for this enforced change, which does NOT affect the Long route.
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 walker, if paid by 5th April by mail or 12th 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 2019 is Yorkshire Cancer Research. Sponsorship for this or other charities is encouraged but not essential. Forms for Sponsorship can be downloaded by clicking on Sponsorship forms.
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 £12.00 per competitor if paid by 7th April (£13 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.
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