The Saunter is an annual walking / running event along footpaths and bridleways taking entrants into some of the quieter and lesser known parts of the Yorkshire Dales. It passes through some picturesque rural villages and hamlets, and over some of the lower fells around the small market town of Settle. It is organised by The Rotary Club of Settle with help from members of the local community.
There are three routes on offer, accommodating a wide range of abilities and all can be run or walked. Dogs are welcome provided they are kept on a lead.
The route is flagged with tape and all routes are very runnable, Sportident timings will be used. A comprehensive route description is available to all entrants and maps and GPS files can be downloaded from our website.
We welcome all-comers in the expectation that they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route.
Under 18s are most welcome for the 2 shorter routes but we do have some safeguarding rules for them.
These are :
We are likely to be using staggered start times to avoid crowding. The longer courses will set off first,
The cafe in the garden at the event centre will be open all day serving snacks and drinks.
Each year the event raises money for charities with past events providing funds for Cancer Research, the Clapham Cave and Fell Rescue, the Alzheimer’s Society and to help rebuild a Primary School following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.