WENSLEYDALE WANDER

THE WENSLEYDALE WANDER 2020 is CANCELLED due to the coronavirus epidemic. We hope to hold it next year on 10th April 2021. Those who have already entered this year will have 3 options. See Details

Walkers receiving sausages in bread roll and drinks at halfway on long route
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This year's entrants have three options;-

 1. Keep their entry, and have it transferred to 2021. This is the default option

 2. Request a refund.
 
 3. Do the walk anywhere and allow the entry money to go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A certificate will be sent by email. 

Contact Barrie Whitfield (barriewhitfield@gmail.com) particularly for the last two options 

Click on Wander 2019 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 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. Entry for 2020 will open around October 2019

The Entrance Fee is £13.50 per walkerif paid by 11th April by mail or 16th April 6pm by on-line entry (£15 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 2020 is Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 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 £13.50 per competitor if paid by 11th April (£15 after that). Cheques/PO payable to Rotary Club of Wensleydale

Please forward the entry form and SAE unless you detail your email address( please additional SAE 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 barriewhitfield@gmail.com

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