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White Rose Challenge Walk

56 km / 35 miles

Cleveland, N Yorks
A route created by the Yorkshire Wayfarers in the late 60s and which originally provided alternative distances. It follows the course of the Cleveland Way National Trail for much of the route taking in Sneck Yate, Thimbleby Moor, Sheepwash, Clay Bank and Kildale, basically linking the landmarks of the White Horse and Roseberry Topping.

The route between Kilburn and Roseberry detailed by George Garbutt is different from that in the booklet written by Darryl Dawson. The Garbutt route is shorter, some 31 miles, and goes via Armsgill Ridge and Chop Gate.

The track file, download below, shows the George Garbutt route as a branch where it differs from the Darryl Dawson version.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland; Charity
SE514812 - White Horse, Kilburn, N Yorks
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NZ570128 - Newton under Roseberry, Cleveland
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Web Sites: Wikipedia - White Rose Walk

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: White Rose Challenge Walk (Connexions - 2003)
Looseleaf: White Rose Walk (George E. Garbutt)
Certificate: Certificate for White Rose Walk (George E. Garbutt)
Badge: Woven Badge for White Rose Walk (Roger Wandless - 2012)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 9394100
OS Landranger Active: 9394100
OS Explorer: 26
OS Explorer Active: 26

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Self-catering: Briar Cottage & Bramble Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 3 Km
Self-catering: Valley View Farm Cottages  (bookable online) 4 Km 5 Km
B & B Accommodation: Willow Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online) 2 Km 7 Km
Other: Greystone Farm  (bookable online) 3 Km 16 Km
Self-catering: Peelers Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 19 Km
Bunk House: Teesdale & Cleveland Quakers 2 Km 19 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Cote Ghyll Mill 1 Km 20 Km
Camping Barn: Kildale Camping Barn YHA, Low Farm, Whitby, North Yorkshire < 1 Km 47 Km
Camping Barn: Kildale Camping Barn, Kildale, North Yorkshire < 1 Km 47 Km

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Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Cleveland Way National Trail
Significant un-waymarked paths: Coast to Coast (Wainwright)
Other Paths: Bay to Bay Walks; Eskdale Way; Grassington to East Coast Walk; Inn the North York Moors; North of England Way; One Week Coast to Coast Trek; Three Ridings on Foot
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Anytime Challenges: Hambleton Hobble; Langbaurgh Loop; Lyke Wake Walk; Samaritan Way; Seahorse Saunter; Shepherd's Round; Three Feathers Walk (Kilburn)
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GPS Exchange Format Route File: White Rose Challenge Walk GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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Route Profile:

56.9 Km (35.4 miles)
1,628 m (5,341 ft) ascent
447 m (1,467 ft)  maximum height