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The 32nd Durham Dales Challenge

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Saturday 29th June 2024

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Monday 25th September 2023
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Saturday 22nd June 2024
14 miles; 30 miles
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291 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £15
Non Member £20
Event Administrator - Paul Nellist

A challenge event for walkers and runners in the Durham Moors and Dales.  As usual there will be a choice of routes, 30 and 14 miles. 

  • The 30 mile route goes to Middleton in Teesdale via Hamsterley Forest and returns via Hudeshope Beck, Bollihope and River Wear. 
  • The 14 mile route traverses Pikestone Fell and returns via Bollihope and River Wear.

Start Times: Walkers on both events 08:30am, Runners on both events 09:00am

Time limits: 12.5 hours for the 30 mile  route, and 9 hours for the 14 mile 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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Event Location
Masonic Hall, Wolsingham, Durham, DL13 3AN