Durham Dales Challenge event - weekend

Sat 29th - Sun 30th Jun 2024

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Event Details Updated
For those of you attending this weekend please drop me a text or give me a call so we can arrange to meet up on the Saturday evening and also please let me know if you are planning to attend the walk on the Sunday so I can let Northumbria Group have an idea of numbers. Many thanks, Lesley.
Event Type
Group Walk
Northern England
Local Group
West Yorkshire
The challenge walk on Saturday has the choice of a 30 mile route or a 14 mile route, both starting from the Masonic Hall, Church Lane, Wolsingham. Details of how to enter are on the Northumbria LDWA Group website & each individual is responsible for their own entry. Cost is £15 per person for LDWA members. There will be manned checkpoints around the course serving food & drink. Closing date for entries is 22/6/2024, with a certificate awarded on completion. On Sunday a walk of around 12miles (starting from Blanchland) will be kindly led by Northumbria LDWA
General Notes
Please come and join us in the Durham Dales for what will be a fabulous weekend away, walking the Durham Dales Challenge walk on Saturday, with a shorter walk on Sunday. There is plenty of accommodation in the area, some in Wolsingham itself, others a little further out. Obviously, it's best to do your own research online, but here are a few suggestions and ideas. Hotels: The Brown Horse Hotel at Tow Law ( approx 3.5 miles out of Wolsingham), The Bay Horse in the village itself, & the Fir Tree Country Hotel ( approx 5 miles away). Prices ranged from £170 upwards for 2 people for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. YHA: There are two youth hostels in the area. Edmundbyers Youth Hostel is around 14 miles from Wolsingham, & Alston around 16 miles away. Price is roughly £34 per person per night, self catering. Cottages: Get a few friends together & book a cottage for the weekend in the centre of Wolsingham. Then its a short stroll away to the start of the challenge on Saturday morning. Rates vary for the weekend, but as example Acacia House which sleeps 4 was around £260. B&B's : Not researched, but I imagine they will be plentiful. Like the Challenge entry, sorting your accommodation/travel is your own responsibility. I expect we may all get together on Saturday evening for a drink in a local pub, possibly dinner. Nothing has been arranged as yet, but the website will be updated if that happens. Look forward to seeing you all.
Lesley Peel Tel: 07841 526410

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