Six Dales Walk Registration

All the information you need to register

Please make sure you have read and understood everything below before registering.

How to register

Six Dales Walk Registration

Here are all the steps you will need to follow in order to register for the Six Dales Walk: Links to the Rules and all the forms are at the bottom of the page.

  1. Read and understand the rules.
  2. Your team should be registered using the online 'Team Registration Form'.
  3. Download and complete a copy of the relevant 'Junior' or 'Senior' entry form.
  4. Every walker needs to complete a Personal information and Permission form.
  5. The completed entry form, all the Personal Information and Permission Forms and the entry fee for all walkers should be sent by the closing date to the entries secretary at the address indicated on the entry form.
  6. Check you have all the equipment you need prior to the event (you will not be able to take part if you do not have it!).
  7. Have fun and do your best!

The Rules and the Age Groups

Junior Walk
Senior Walk

 General Rules and Information

  1. For reasons of safety and fairness walkers have to abide by certain rules. If these are not followed, the organisers are able to retire walkers from the walk. The organisers also reserve the right to alter any arrangements on the day in the interests of safety.

  2. It is essential that teams are able to effectively negotiate the route using “mapping and compass skills”. Failure to be able to demonstrate such skills may cause the Organisers to retire a Team at any stage of the event.

  3. Teams will consist of between 4 and 7 walkers. Age requirements are shown in the Junior and Senior Rules below. 13 and 14 year olds can enter either walk, but not both. All ages are as on the day of the walk. Times and distances for trophies are calculated to the furthest point where the team still meets the original team requirements.

  4. All young walkers must be members of the Scout Association or Girlguiding UK. Adult walkers must be members of or supported by a group belonging either to the Scout Association or Girlguiding UK.

  5. The winning team in each category is the team of four or more that walks together the furthest in the shortest time. A team may only win one trophy.

  6. Walkers have to stay in their teams at all times and stay within easy talking distance, except in case of emergency.

  7. Walkers can only retire at checkpoints, except in case of emergency.

  8. In case of emergency or injury, walkers must follow the procedure set out on the Emergency Safety Card.

  9. Teams will not normally be allowed to continue from a checkpoint after the cut off times shown (see Section E below). In the interest of safety, teams may be picked up and compulsorily retired between checkpoints.

  10. The organisers will arrange for retired Junior Event walkers to be transported to Lofthouse checkpoint and retired Senior Event walkers to West Tanfield.

  11. Each checkpoint must be visited. Each walker is given a Control Card, which must be handed in when arriving and then collected when leaving each Checkpoint.

  12.  In order to give all walkers a chance of walking as far as they are able, the organisers may ask teams or walkers to join together (up to the maximum of 7 walkers). Teams can choose to refuse this, except the last possible team leaving a checkpoint. No credit time is given to walkers who have to wait for a reformed team.

  13.  Any form of assistance to walkers from supporters is not allowed.

  14.  No dogs or other pets are allowed on the walk.

  15.  The equipment listed on the equipment page is compulsory.

  16. Spare kit (e.g. change of clothes and shoes) will be carried forward so that it is available to walkers after retirement at Kilnsey, and at Lofthouse, Grewelthorpe and West Tanfield checkpoints. Each walker should have their own bag, which must be a secure holdall or rucksack – not a plastic bag or bin liner.

Junior Rules and Information

  1. To be eligible for Junior Trophies, a team must include at least four walkers aged 14 or under.

  2. A team may include up to two walkers aged 15 or over, who will count towards the total number of members (maximum 7), but only those 14 or under will be eligible for trophies.

  3. The minimum age is 10. Any walkers aged 10 or 11 must be accompanied at all times by a walker aged 18 or over, who complies with the membership requirements of the teams relevant organisation.

 Senior Rules and Information

  1. The minimum age of entry is 13 years.

  2. After West Tanfield checkpoint, walkers can proceed in pairs, but will only be eligible for trophies achieved before that point.


Spare kit will be available at Lofthouse, Grewelthorpe and West Tanfield Checkpoints.


Junior Walk
Senior Walk
Trophies are awarded in the following order: -

i) Aire - A team with all walkers aged 14 years or under.

ii) Ure - A team accompanied by walkers aged 15 and over.

iii) Junior Novice - A team whose members 14 years and under have not previously won a Six Dales Trophy.

iv) The Peter Page Trophy - Awarded to the youngest walker to reach the end of the Junior Walk.

A Six Dales Certificate and Silver Badge - Awarded to all walkers who reach Lofthouse.

A Six Dales Certificate and Bronze Badge - Awarded to all walkers who reach Kilnsey.
Trophies are awarded in the following order:

i) Open - All teams.

ii) Novice - Walkers who have not won a senior trophy before.

iii) Nidd - MALE walkers 13-19.

iv) Wharfe - FEMALE walkers 13-19.

v) Swale - MIXED age 13-19.

vi) North Leeds - Senior walkers from North Leeds.

vii) Ribble - The youngest walkers age 13-19 to reach the furthest checkpoint on
the senior walk beyond Lofthouse.

A Six Dales Certificate and Gold Badge - Awarded to all walkers who complete the full walk.

A Six Dales Certificate and Silver Badge - Awarded to all walkers who reach Lofthouse.

A Six Dales Certificate and Bronze Badge - Awarded to all walkers who reach Kilnsey.
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