WENSLEYDALE WANDER

THE WENSLEYDALE WANDER 2021 is being rearranged for Saturday 18th September 2021. Hopefully, the situation with Covid-19 will have improved sufficiently for the event to take place. Please check this website for any changes.

Walkers receiving sausages in bread roll and drinks at halfway on long route

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 2021 is open

The Entrance Fee is £13.50 per walkerif paid by 4th April by mail or 8th April 6pm by on-line entry (£15 after that), with all proceeds going to charities. To enter, you can either click on the 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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WENSLEYDALE WANDER sub-pages:

Wensleydale Wander 2019 Report

more There was a record entry of over 500 this year, with conditions that were excellent for running, though cold for the walkers, and very cold for the marshals!

Food halfway on Long route

Wensleydale Wander 2018 Report

more There was a record entry of 471 walkers and runners, with 403 actually taking part on the day

Wensleydale Wander 2017 report

more The 2017 Wander was again blessed with perfect weather, even better than last year, and enjoyed by 352 walkers and runners.

Several local doctors and friends at the 21 mile checkpoint

Wensleydale Wander 2016 Report

more The 2016 Wander was blessed with perfect weather, enjoyed by 309 walkers and runners.

The Leukaemia & Lymphoma team gathering to walk the Wensleydale Wander

Wensleydale Wander 2015 Report

more This year's Wensleydale Wander was again well supported and the weather was kind apart from a strong westerly wind, particularly on the higher ground.

Some walkers with their dogs

Wensleydale Wander 2014 Report

more This year's Wander was the coldest yet, which may explain why there were the largest number of non-starters!

Walkers receiving sausages in bread roll and drinks at halfway on long route

Wensleydale Wander 2013 Report

more There were 305 entries for this year's Wensleydale Wander despite the recent weather, and they were rewarded by a glorious sunny day.

Wensleydale Wander 2012 report

more There were 400 entries for this year's Wander- a record!

Walker get a welcome drink at the East Witton checkpoint

Wensleydale Wander 2011 report

more This year's Wander was again a big success, with over 300 entries and lots of sunshine!

Early runners arrive at refreshment tent on Middleham High Moor

Wensleydale Wander 2010 report

more There was a record turnout for the 2010 Wensleydale Wander, with 315 walking or running the routes, and only one having to drop out near the end of the 22 mile version.

A group of hapy walkers takes a break at the Lord's Bridge checkpoint

Wensleydale Wander 2009 Report

more This year's Wensleydale Wander was again a big success with over 230 entrants walking or running either the 22 or 12-mile routes

Wander 2008 report

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Walkers enter the Shawl

Wander 2007 Report

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