Info: New entries for this event closed on Monday 6th December 2021 at 12:00.
Welcome to ‘The Trans-Pennine Hundred’. Vermuyden (South Yorks) group of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is proud to have been given the honour of hosting the annual hundred mile walking event which will start on Friday 3rd June - Sunday 5th June 2022. The usual Bank Holiday Monday has been moved to Thursday 2nd June and we have been given an extra day on Friday due to the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) organise their ‘flagship’ 100 event each Spring Bank Holiday Weekend. This event is held in a different area each year and entails walking 100 miles in 48 hours. There will be about 500 people starting the event on the morning of Friday 3rd June 2022 and they will walk with only short breaks until they finish. The fastest will finish in about 24 hours, and the slowest in 48 hours.
The walk will start and finish in Wombwell, Barnsley and will begin in a westerly direction on the Trans Pennine Trail. Turning left towards Oxspring the route passes many historical and architectural sites.
The route then heads north from Thurlstone and gains height to give expansive views over Wooldale, Holmfirth and The Holme Valley. Dropping down for a late afternoon dinner the route ascends onto The Pennine Way with a short hop to find the summit of Soldier’s Lump on the iconic Black Hill.
The route carefully descends Laddow Rocks on the Pennine Way. Views over Longdendale in the evening light promises a more gentle section along the Longdendale Trail. The Pennine Bridleway follows and you arrive at the eastern edge of The Great Ridge. For most, this will be the early morning section of the route and even in the dark this undulating boundary of the Dark and White Peak will be a highlight of the route.
Both events have breakfast in the Hope Valley with the route ascending then traversing the gritstone edge of Stanage towards Moscar.
The route follows The Sheffield Country Walk back across the River Don and into Wharncliffe Wood. Now the route enters Skelter country.
The route eventually reaches the last checkpoint at Elsecar, leaving the last few miles back along The Trans Pennine Trail (Barnsley Boundary Walk). Turning left at Old Moor RSPB we find ourselves back at Netherwood Academy, Wombwell and the completion of the 2022 ‘Hundred’; The Trans-Pennine 100.
Entries open in October 2021 and even if you decide that a 100 miler is not for you then why not follow the event online. We plan to publish results and reports as it happens during the weekend of the event, so you can follow your friends progress as they take on this not to be missed challenge.