The weather was ideal for both runners and walkers , with the sun shining and visibility excellent, so perfect for enjoying the great views, though the ground was soft and muddy in places.Both Walks were started at 9.00am in Grove Square, Leyburn, by Club President Mrs Ray Wilkinson,though walkers first gathered for registration at Wensleydale School. There was 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 were liquid refreshments at various checkpoints on both walks, and the walks ended at the school, where a choice of hot soups and cakes, plus more liquid refreshments were served to some very hot and tired walkers.
For those who would like to see how their time to complete the course compared with others, click on Result Note that the list is not separated into short and long routes as yet.
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We would like to thank the RAYNET volunteer radio operators, our wives/husbands, and of course all walkers and runners for supporting the event. We have cleared £3600, which will be divided between principal charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance, BlueBoxt, and our other local charities.
Finally, thanks to Rtns Chris Wheatley and Richard Pennell for the photos.
more Despite reduced numbers due to Covid, 225 Walkers and Runners took part in ideal conditions to enjoy the magnificent views.
more Wensleydale Rotary Club's Annual Wensleydale Wander returned to the dale yesterday. It was a friendly and sociable walk through The Dale in aid of our usual charities. The principal charity for the event is Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
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!
more There was a record entry of 471 walkers and runners, with 403 actually taking part on the day
more The 2017 Wander was again blessed with perfect weather, even better than last year, and enjoyed by 352 walkers and runners.
more The 2016 Wander was blessed with perfect weather, enjoyed by 309 walkers and runners.
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.
more This year's Wander was the coldest yet, which may explain why there were the largest number of non-starters!
more There were 305 entries for this year's Wensleydale Wander despite the recent weather, and they were rewarded by a glorious sunny day.
more There were 400 entries for this year's Wander- a record!
more This year's Wander was again a big success, with over 300 entries and lots of sunshine!
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.
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
back We trust that this popular Walk/Run will be fully back to normal in 2023