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The 31st Durham Dales Challenge

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Saturday 17th June 2023

Entries Open
Monday 24th October 2022
Entries Close
Saturday 10th June 2023
25km; 50km
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275 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £15
Non Member £20
Event Administrator - Bill Milbourne

A challenge event for walkers and runners in the Durham Moors and Dales.  As usual there will be a choice of routes, 50Km and 25Km. 

  • The 50 Km route goes to Middleton in Teesdale via Hamsterley Forest and returns via Hudeshope Beck, Bollihope and River Wear. 
  • The 25Km route traverses Pikestone Fell and returns via Bollihope and River Wear.

Start Times: both routes 09.00

Time limits: 12 hours for the 50Km  route, and 9 hours for the 25Km route.

Refreshments: will be available at all checkpoints.

Route description: A full route description and a gpx file of the route will be available on the website prior to the event.

Venue: Masonic Hall, Wolsingham DL13 3AN

Parking: To be advised ahead of the event. 

General Notes:

  • We regret no dogs allowed due to nesting birds on the moors.  
  • All participants should wear or carry whole body waterproof clothing and be appropriately dressed for walking or running in open moorland.
  • You must have with you a suitable map e.g OS Explorer Map OL 31 (Electronic versions are acceptable) and a copy of the route description or a GPS navigation device with the route uploaded

A significant donation is made to Teesdale & Weardale Search & Rescue Team

Entry limited to 300. 

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