The Six DalesWalk takes placeonthelastSundayin September and hasbeen heldfor over 50 years. Achallengefor teams (min. 4, max. 7) supported by Scout or GuideGroups,it traverses42milesof Yorkshire's most beautiful countryside. FromRibblesdaletothe ValeofYork, theroutefollowswell defined tracks, footpaths andwild openmoors, with some roadwalking in themoregentle stretch ofthe courseto the east.
Theevent encourages team spiritand safe fell walking procedures, with the added attraction of competition andthe comradeship of a team activity. Prior practice along therouteis recommended and isan ideal opportunity for Leaders totraintheir Scouts and Guides inmap reading andfellwalking skills.It can counttowards ScoutHikes Away and ChallengeAwards.
Completion maybe beyond the ability of a lot walkers, but theywillstill findsatisfaction in achieving as much as they can. The eventis well-organised,with full radio-backed safetyarrangements.There are refreshments at checkpoints,and onward transportforretiredcompetitors andkit is provided.Trophiesare presented inthe evening at West Tanfield.
We also run a Junior walk,overthesameroute finishingatLofthouse,the23 mile pointof themaincompetition.Thisis intendedfor youngsters upto 15 yearsof age,either with or without adults.There is atrophyfortheyoungestwalkerto reach Lofthouse.