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The Calderdale Hike

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Saturday 10th April 2021

Entries Open
Tuesday 1st December 2020
Entries Close
Wednesday 10th March 2021
36 Miles Running; 36 Miles Walking; 26 Miles Running; 26 Miles Walking; 16 Miles Running; 16 Miles Walking
Pre-selection Entries
133 Entries
Entry Fees
Individual (per person)   £20.00   
Team of 4 (per team)   £70.00   
Malcolm Street
07923 441523

We are hoping that this current situation with Covid will be resolved by April and that the Calderdale Hike will go ahead as planned. We will make a final decision by the end of February 2021.

On this basis, rather than open up the entry list as normal, we are opening up a pre-selection entry list, where you can enter as normal but no payment will be taken at this stage. This will ensure that we have sufficient interest to consider holding the event, allow us to communicate easily with those on the pre-selection list and keep you all fully informed of the plans.

Should we then confirm that we will open up entries, which we expect to be either 1st March 2021, or sooner if conditions become more favourable, we can use the pre-selection list to contact you to confirm your entry and collect your entry fee.

This will avoid the need to take payments now and avoid the need for refunds later, should the event have to be cancelled, which will be a time-consuming process and incur bank charges and fees.

Any questions then please let us know. 

Take care and please look after yourselves and others.


Set in the beautiful high Pennine valleys of Calderdale, the routes run over tracks across the surrounding moors with stunning views of the area. There are, however, some steep ascents and descents as the route takes you from moor top to moor top.

The event, run every year since 1979, raises money for 24th St Paul's Scouts and the work we do with young people of this town.  The long route of 36 miles involves some 6200 feet of ascent, whilst the short route of 26 miles has 3200 feet of ascent and the very short 16 mile route has 2800 feet of ascent. Please see the event website for details.

The routes start and finish at Sowerby Cricket Club, St Peter´s Avenue, Sowerby, HX6 1DF, SE045232 ("South Pennines" Map). This is the Hike HQ.

As some of the terrain is harsh, the organizing committee recommends that navigation skills are required, especially if the weather is inclement.

Distance / Time Limit - 36, 26 or 16 miles - all must be completed by 8pm

Start Time - 36 mile walkers 07:00, 26/16 mile walkers 08:00, runners (all routes) 09:00

Kit Check – compulsory kit check opens 1 hour before each start

Route – From St Peter's Cricket Club, Sowerby Bridge - A choice of 3 circular routes in the Pennines, running west from Sowerby towards the Lancashire border

Cost - Individuals £20. Team of 4 £70. Includes:

  • refreshments at HQ, Lumbutts (9 miles) & White House (13 miles/22 miles)
  • water at all roadside checkpoints
  • transport from any roadside retirement point back to HQ
  • hot meal back at HQ
  • a licensed bar (sorry - not free)
  • certificate of achievement
  • full results sheet

Car Parking – Free, large car park at nearby school and on street.

Trophies  - awarded for 1 year for winners of 36 mile and 26 mile routes only, please see the website for details

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