WENSLEYDALE WANDER 13th April 2024

Sat, Apr 13th 2024 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.


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 food is provided at the halfway point on the longer walk. All walkers receive soup and roll plus tea/coffee and cake 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 (Updated 5/4/22) 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. 

We prefer entries to be received as per closing date, though entries will be accepted on the day, in which case, please bring a completed entry form and the correct cash or  cheque. All finishers will receive a certificate.                  Entry for 2024 is NOW OPEN

The Entrance Fee is £15.00 per walkerif paid by 11th April. On the day entry is £17.50 - with all proceeds going to charities. To enter, you can either click on the    EntryForm to download one, or you can use online booking this is now live.

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  route for anyone under 18.

The principal charity for the event in 2023 is Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Sponsorship for this or other charities is encouraged but not essential. YAA is advertising April as "Yellow Yorkshire 2024" , so, if you feel like weariing something yellow on the day, this would be welcomed!

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 £15.00 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 postto;   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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