• LATEST NEWS

     

    Welcome to the 30th anniversary of this event! It will be held on Sunday 19th May 2024.

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    OUR PATRON

    We are please to announce that VERITY FREARSON

    are now our Patron!

    They will be supporting the event with publicity and taking care of many of our expenses.

     

     

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    We have a new 18 mile route.

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    T-SHIRTS!

    ONLY £10 each are available to buy below.

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    See our FaceBook page /NidderdaleWalk.

  • LATEST NEWS

    2024

     

    Online entry to the walk is now closed.

    Register and pay at the Scout Hall on Sunday.

     

    The car park will open at 0645.

    Use the Riverside car park, not the Showground car park.

     

    Print and read the 'Event Documents' and bring a completed Registration form for each entrant.

    Print a map if you want one. The routes are fully waymarked.

     

    Walkers can register at 0700.

    Runners are asked to register after 0800.

     

    Runners and Walkers will be able to complete whichever distance they wish.

     

    Charities who have 10 or more supporters taking part will receive a donation from Rotary of 50% of the fees their supporters have paid.

     

     

  • SUPPORTING CHARITIES

    We have had a few questions about 'supporting charities'. You may support whichever charity you wish, or none at all. When you register, if you are supporting a charity, enter the name of your charity when asked.

    The 29 charities mentioned here are actively promoting this event to their supporters but that does not restrict the charities that you can support.

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    A big 'Thank You' to all those who took part in 2023. £24,000 was raised for your charities.

     

    Supporters have now raised over £970,000 for their charities over 29 years.

    Will we reach £1,000,000 with your sponsorship?

     

    See our FaceBook page /NidderdaleWalk.

  • Nidderdale Charity Walk & Run

    Sunday 19th May 2024

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    2024 will be the 30th anniversary of the highly successful and popular Nidderdale charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Harrogate. Again, Pateley Bridge is our starting point with the routes taking participants into upper Nidderdale.

     

    The sole purpose of this Rotary event is to provide you with well organised, waymarked walks with checkpoints along the way to enable you to raise money for your own charities. We do the preparation….you raise sponsorship and walk (or run)!

     

    To date, over £970,000 has been raised by participants for their own charities, which is an amazing achievement. The entry fees paid will be used to cover our costs and the excess will go to local charities supported by the Rotary Club of Harrogate.

     

    There will be six routes - of approximately four, eight, fifteen, eighteen, twenty two and twenty six miles. The routes all start from Pateley Bridge Scout Hall and head up Nidderdale towards, and for many beyond, Lofthouse.

     

    Registration to take part in the event can be made on line via PayPal with payment either via debit / credit card or via a PayPal account.

     

    The event will be open to runners and walkers who may complete whichever length route they wish. Numbers are not limited. Further information and a registration form can be found in the Event Documents below.

  • Still available in 2024 - T-Shirts

    Sunday 19th May 2024

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    We introduced our T-Shirt in 2023. They are available to buy when you book your entries below. There are four sizes (Small, Medium, Large and Very Large) so all will be catered for. They are all priced at £10 which is just a little above cost price - the extra will go in our charity fund.

     

  • Supporting Local Charities

    These local charities will be encouraging their supporters to enter the event.

    Those that have 10 or more adult supporters in the event will receive an extra donation from us.

     

    Click the pic to visit their website for more information.

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  • The Routes for 2024

    There are six routes - choose which is best for you. All routes will be fully signposted.

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    4 Mile Route

    Wath

    This route is ideal for family walkers (but not for pushchairs). The route goes up the Nidderdale valley and around the hamlet of Wath.

    From the Pateley Bridge Scout Hall, the route follows the Nidderdale Way and in two miles the hamlet of Wath is passed. Shortly after passing the dam, you walk up a slope to join a bridleway. Turn right onto this bridleway (east) which leads slightly uphill and back down through Wath to the bridge, passing the hotel on the way. Immediately before the bridge, turn left on to the Nidderdale way and follow it back into Pateley Bridge.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

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    8 Mile Route

    Ramsgill/Bouthwaite

    This route follows the 4 mile route but continues along the valley as far as Bouthwaite & Ramsgill. There will be a checkpoint with drinks and biscuits at Bouthwaite.

    Please note that dogs are not allowed on this walk.

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    15 Mile Route

    Ramsgill and Lofthouse

    If you want a medium distance route then this is the route for you.

    From Pateley Bridge, the route takes the same path as the 4 and 8 mile routes via Wath and Gouthwaite reservoir to the village of Bouthwaite. Turn left to Ramsgill. Cross the river and follow the Nidderdale Way to Lofthouse where there will be a checkpoint at the Village Hall. There will be drinks and biscuits here. Return on the east side of the river through Wath as per the 4 mile route to the finish at Pateley Bridge.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

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    18 Mile Route

    Fountains Earth Moor

    This is a challenging route but not as long as the ones below!

    From Pateley Bridge, the walk takes the same path as the 15 mile walk via Wath, Bouthwaite, Ramsgill and Lofthouse where there will be a checkpoint at the Village Hall. There will be drinks and biscuits here. From the checkpoint, walk up the Masham Road out of the village to the first turn, and follow the clearly marked path and walk on the right side of the valley as far as Thrope Farm where you turn right and climb up the escarpment to Shooting House. Continue walking over the moor before turning down to Bouthwaite. After calling at the checkpoint, continue to Wath and to the finish at Pateley Bridge.

    This route is not recommended for runners.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

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    22 and 26 Mile Routes

    Scar House Reservoir

    If you want a long distance, challenging route then these are the routes for you.

    From Pateley Bridge, the walk takes the same path as the 15 mile walk via Wath, Bouthwaite, Ramsgill and Lofthouse where there will be a checkpoint at the Village Hall. There will be drinks and biscuits here. From the checkpoint, walk up the hill out of the village and turn left following the clearly marked path and walk on the right side of the valley up past Thwaite House and Summerstone Lodge. Continue to the Scar House reservoir dam (checkpoint and water) where the 22 milers cross the dam whilst the 26 milers walk around the reservoir. Return over In Moor to Middlesmoor and re-enter Lofthouse. After calling at the checkpoint, continue on the east side of the valley to Bouthwaite and Wath as per the 4 mile route to the finish at Pateley Bridge.

    Please note dogs are not allowed on the Route.

  • Event Documents for Walkers and Runners

    All those taking part in the event must download the following Word documents.

    • Terms & Conditions - Please read so that you fully understand the terms & conditions in relation to the event.
    • Information - Provides essential information.
    • The Registration / Contact Form - Please complete and sign this form and bring it with you on the day of the Event.

    If for some reason you are unable to view the documents, please use the Contact Form below to request one be emailed to you.

  • Refreshments

     The refreshment points (not shown on the maps) are:

    4 miles from start and from end at Bouthwaite (cold drinks)

    7.5 miles from start and from end at Lofthouse (hot and cold drinks)

    11 miles from start at Scar House dam (water)

    Finish at Pateley Bridge scout Hall (food and hot and cold drinks)

  • Maps

    If you want to carry a map on the day, please print out your own copy. We do not provide them.

     

    If you would like a copy of the Maps and a more detailed description of the routes,

    please click on the appropriate button.

    Then click on 'Open Source Maps' to see the route in more detail.

    These maps will open under a new tab.

  • Entry Fees

    Secure payment can be made on-line by going to the Payment page below

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    Charities with 10 or more supporters entering will receive a donation of 50% of all their supporter's entry fees, paid directly to the charity.

     

    All Runners pay £10.

     

    Walkers pay according to the distance.

     

    8, 15, 18, 22 and 26 MILE ROUTES:

    • Adult: £10.00
    • Child 6-15 years £4.00
    • Child under 6 Free
    • Family: (2 Adults with 1 or more children or 1 Adult with 3 or more children): £20.00  (Must be members of the same family)

    4 MILE ROUTE:

    • Adult: £5.00
    • Child 6-15 years £2.00
    • Child under 6 Free
    • Family: (2 Adults with 1 or more children or 1 Adult with 3 or more children): £10.00  (Must be members of the same family.)

    Please note :

    If you do not wish to pay on-line, payment may be made on the day of the walk (in cash or by credit card) but please email us at nidderdalewalk@gmail.com. Tell us names, distances being walked and which charities you will be supporting.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by completing the enquiry form below.

    Rotary Club of Harrogate
    Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road,
    Harrogate. HG1 5HJ
    Brian on 07808 094 707 or Charles on 07736 312 130
  • Patrons

    We would like to express our grateful thanks to our patrons for their support.

    (Clicking on the photos will take you to the individual Patron's website)

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    Verity Frearson

    Albert Street, Harrogate HG1

    Verity Frearson are an award–winning Harrogate-based estate agent, and have been at the top of our game for just over 100 years. We have thrived within the Town’s residential property market since 1921 and have – during that time – built a reputation for success that comes from being straightforward, honest, and professional and have built a brand that is recognised through our innovative marketing approach and distinctive yellow boards.

    Verity Frearson, having been at the heart of the Harrogate and district community and Harrogate’s top selling agent for over ten years, have made an ongoing commitment to give back to the local community that has supported us. We are proud and privileged to support many local community events, charities and clubs, local schools and sporting facilities.

    To find out more please call us on01423 562531 or visit our website www.verityfrearson.co.uk

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    c/o Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate. HG1 5HJ

    The Rotary Club of Harrogate is one of the longest established in the United Kingdom with a record of over one hundred years of continuous service to the town of Harrogate and the wider community, during which it has sponsored four other Rotary Clubs. It is especially noted for its contribution to the environmental movement in Rotary International. Amongst its many current enterprises is the provision and management of twenty-seven units of accommodation for people of fifty-five and over with limited means (Harrogate Flower Fund Homes) and the organisation of the Nidderdale Charity Walk which has raised over £946,000 for local charities.

    Visiting Rotarians are welcome to attend club meetings, which are held on Monday evenings (5.30pm for 6.00pm) at Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate. HG1 5HJ Telephone 01423 567344

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  • Raising Sponsorship

    Tips for Raising Sponsorship

    OVER £970,000 RAISED BY WALKERS TO DATE

    The whole rationale for the Nidderdale Walks is to provide a vehicle to enable enthusiastic walkers to raise sponsorship monies for their favourite charities. Whist we appreciate that fundraising is a challenge in itself, it can be fun and very rewarding if you plan it right. Before you start, think about...

    • How much can you raise?
    • Set yourself a realistic fundraising target.
    • Your sponsors will be impressed by your determination and more likely to reward your efforts.
    • Will your charity give you support?
    • Who will sponsor you?
    • Think about all the people you know and split them into groups. For example: Family – immediate and wider, their friends.
    • Friends – from school, university, clubs, other organisations, online social networks.
    • Work – current and former colleagues, customers, suppliers.
    • Community – pub, church, local shops.

    Then think about how likely all these people are to sponsor you, and how much they might donate – you’ll soon see if your sponsorship target is achievable.

    Why don’t you...use your friends as promoters to fundraise on your behalf?

     

    Fundraising Online

    Online fundraising is fast, easy, and safe. It lets you promote your challenge, contact all your supporters in one go, and raise funds securely. There are a number of online fundraising sites but perhaps the best known is www.justgiving.com

     

    Promotion

    Promoting your challenge is key to maximising your fundraising efforts. You need to decide who you want to tell, what you want to tell them, and how.

    Think about the use of social media – Facebook, Twitter etc. Keep people interested in what you’re doing. What you are planning. How training is going. Let them see that you’re working hard and towards a goal, and keep it fun and friendly.

     

    AND FINALLY ----- Good luck