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Discussion Forum - Events - The Elsecar Skelter


Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Tue 11th Aug 2015, 13:14
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
Author: Richard Briggs
Posted: Mon 3rd Aug 2015, 9:14
Joined: 2015
Local Group: North Yorkshire
Thank you for our first ever LDWA challenge event - very enjoyable indeed, and a great insight for us both.

We were the the last of the 27 milers arriving pretty much bang on 10hrs, after starting a few mins after everyone else.

The 'sweepers' caught up with us, although not particularly behind time, we appreciated on request to just carry on walking on our own. This meant allot to us so we could complete the challenge with our own navigation and could feel we completed the challenge without any 'assistance' as it were.

So all in a great day!
Thankyou everyone.
Author: Madeleine Watson
Posted: Sun 2nd Aug 2015, 8:23
Joined: 2002
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Aaron and team - many thanks for a wonderful day out yesterday. Much of the route was new to me (a few short sections on Round Rotherham) which is nice. Interesting to see those follies at the beginning. The extra bit on the long route was well worth it - lovely views. I was lucky to get back before the rain really started. And food was good - plenty of tea, sandwiches and special mention for liquorice allsorts at the first cp!
Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Mon 29th Jun 2015, 20:45
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
The marshals walk event ran very well at the weekend, 21 & 27 mile routes enjoyed by all in the sun.

The route description and all 3 GPX files are now uploaded to our website.

http://www.ldwa.org.uk/Vermuyden/W/75/elsecar-skelter-challenge-event.html

Come and experience some of the highlights that South Yorkshire has on offer. Historic houses, amazing follies, landscaped parkland, wonderfully varied countryside with some terrific views and of course warm Yorkshire hospitality are all included.

Entries still open (coming in thick and fast)
Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Wed 28th Jan 2015, 18:12
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
I should add

As well as a detailed route description there will be a GPX file uploaded for all 3 routes

Available approx 4 weeks before the event on our webpage
Author: Aaron Hookway
Posted: Mon 19th Jan 2015, 11:01
Joined: 2012
Local Group: Vermuyden (South Yorks)
We have decided to resurrect The Elsecar Skelter challenge walk this summer.

Entries are now open and details can be found on our website.

We look forward to meeting both old and new friends on the day.

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