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The 2021 Settle Saunter

Sunday 13th June 2020

The Saunter is an annual walking / running event along footpaths and bridleways taking entrants into some of the quieter and lesser known parts of the Yorkshire Dales. It passes through some picturesque rural villages and hamlets, and over some of the lower fells around the small market town of Settle. It is organised by The Rotary Club of Settle with help from members of  the local community.


There are three routes on offer, accommodating a wide range of abilities and all can be run or walked. Dogs are welcome provided they are kept on a lead.
10k / 6.2 miles
A half marathon (21k / 13 miles)
And 37k / 23 miles

The 23 and 13 ml routes visit the picturesque locations of Feizor, Austwick and Clapham, Oxenber Woods SSSI and Stainforth Force with the 23ml route returning via Victoria cave , Attermire Scar and Cleatop Nature reserve .
The 6.5ml (10k) route visits Giggleswick village before ascending Giggleswick Scar and returning via Langcliffe village.


10k route £20
13ml and 23 mile routes £25
On the day entries are allowed.

Entries through Sportident at

The routes are flagged with tape and all routes are very runnable,
 Sportident chip timings will be used.
A comprehensive route description is available to all entrants and GPS files can be downloaded on request.
We welcome all-comers in the expectation that they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route. Under 18s are most welcome for the 2 shorter routes but we do have some safeguarding rules for them.
These are :
The 23 mile route is restricted to ages 18+ 16-17 year olds if unaccompanied must provide a parental/guardian consent form. Please download, print and complete the form and bring it with you to the event. Juniors aged 15 or younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times

Registration, start & finish on the day is at the Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9DZ [GR 818 637].  Maps OL2/OL41

Sadly, we had to cancel last year’s event because of Covid and this year we will have to make some changes to our arrangements in order to keep volunteers and entrants safe. Unfortunately, this means that we can no longer provide food at the finish and we will be using chip timings.

This year we may have a limit on numbers but entry on the day may be possible.

If we need to cancel again or change the date of the event because of the pandemic then any entry fees will be refunded (minus the booking fee).

This event is organised by the Rotary Club of Settle. Each year the event raises money for charities with past events providing funds for Cancer Research, the Clapham Cave and Fell Rescue, the Alzheimers society and funds to help rebuild a primary school following the devastating earthquake in Nepal

C: Pat Wherity, Wishing Well Croft, Hanlith, Skipton BD234BP
T: 01729 830528



see our Settle Rotary website for updates