60th Six Dales Walk

24th September 2017

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The Six Dales Walk takes place on the last Sunday in September and has been held for over 50 years. A challenge for teams (min. 4, max. 7) supported by Scout or Guide Groups, it traverses 42 miles of Yorkshire's most beautiful countryside. From Ribblesdale to the Vale of York, the route follows well defined tracks, footpaths and wild open moors, with some road walking in the more gentle stretch of the course to the east.


The event encourages team spirit and safe fell walking procedures, with the added attraction of competition and the comradeship of a team activity. Prior practice along the route is recommended and is an ideal opportunity for Leaders to train their Scouts and Guides in map reading and fell walking skills. It can count towards Scout Hikes Away and Challenge Awards.


Completion may be beyond the ability of a lot walkers, but they will still find satisfaction in achieving as much as they can. The event is well-organised, with full radio-backed safety arrangements. There are refreshments at checkpoints, and onward transport for retired competitors and kit is provided.Trophies are presented in the evening at West Tanfield.


We also run a Junior walk, over the same route finishing at Lofthouse, the 23 mile point of the main competition. This is intended for youngsters up to 15 years of age, either with or without adults. There is a trophy for the youngest walker to reach Lofthouse.

2017 Results