SEPTEMBER SAUNTER 23rd September 2023

Sat, Sep 23rd 2023 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We were pleased with the response to the first Saunter in 2022, particularly how much people enjoyed the route. So the 2023 Saunter will be over the same route.

Plaque showing Coverdale

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we will only be able to provide tea/coffee, sandwiches and cake at the finish. We are unable to offer soup. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Come and join us for another friendly and sociable walk in aid of charities. This is a circular walk of 13.6 miles, starting and finishing in Leyburn. There are liquid refreshments at various checkpoints, and all walkers receive tea/coffee, sandwiches and cake at the finish in Wensleydale School from 12MD to 4pm. Showers are also available. The routes are well sign-posted and marshalled, so no-one should get lost. Click on Map for the route and/or on the Detailed Route DescriptionA GPX File is available by email request to

 The Walk begins 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 7 hours, and all entries should be received prior to the event. 

The Entrance Fee is £12.00 per walkerif paid by 16th September by mail or 21st September 6pm by on-line entry - Entries can be made on the day, though earlier is preferred, with all proceeds going to charities. To enter, you can either click on the    EntryForm to download one, or you can use online booking-  

The principal charity for the event in 2023 is to be determined shortly. Sponsorship for this or other charities is encouraged but not essential. 


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 livestock in various fields, - NO DOGS ALLOWED, except on lead.

Entrance Fee £12.00 per competitor if paid by 21st September (£14 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 postto;   Mr B Whitfield, Hillside House, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, DL8 1JN.

Please note your number will be sent out with full details of the Walk when an application is received - The actual number will be collected on the day 

For more details,or to make an enquiry, email

'What We Do' Main Pages:

View to Coverdale

We were pleased with the increased entry for our second Saunter, particularly how much people enjoyed the route. So the 2024 Saunter will be over the same route.


The Club supports a number of projects within our local community.


The Rotary Foundation is the charitable trust fund of Rotary International. In simple terms it is OUR charity and it belongs to every one of us who holds membership of any Rotary club world-wide.


Some of the charities we support


The club is involved in a number of activities for the benefit of young people

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

This popular Walk/Run was back to normal in 2023, so we hope to see many new entrants in 2024, as well as our regulars, some of whom have been coming for 20 years or more! This year, we are again supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Runners pass Bolton Castle from the Start.

Now a popular annual event with runners coming from all over England

Members and partners enjoying Christmas dinner 2013

We meet Monday evenings, monthly for business meetings, others may be for speakers or excursions etc.