Wensleydale Wedge 2019

Entries are now being accepted from walkers and runners for the 29th Wensleydale Wedge to be on Sunday 17th November 2019.

A 23 mile event to be completed in 9 hours - starting from Askrigg Temperance Hall at 08.00 (registration from 06.45). 

Enter on line at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5389 or by post (cheques or BACS transfer).

The entry fee is £8.00 (LDWA member) or £10 (non-member).

For postal entries the entry form is HERE - cheques for postal entries to be made payable to L.D.W.A. Nidderdale Group (contact the Entries Secretary if you wish to pay by BACS bank transfer).

Completed entry form, cheque and stamped self-addressed envelope (or legible e-mail address) for acknowledgement of entry to be sent to:

The Entries Secretary, 43 Heath Drive, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6PB 

Entries Secretary email: jonedhun@gmail.com or telephone: 01937 843062

Please do not park in Askrigg village, event parking is available a little way along the road between Askrigg and Bainbridge. 

For those requiring accommodation there are a number of hotels and bed & breakfast places in Askrigg and Bainbridge including Sykes House and the Rose & Crown.  Camping is available at Lowlands Farm 

This is a winter challenge event, it is strongly recommended that each entrant carry: Map - OS Outdoor Leisure Sheet 30 or Landranger Sheet 98; whistle; compass; waterproof jacket and over-trousers; first-aid kit; survival bag or blanket; torch, emergency rations and MUG.

Part of the challenge is to navigate the route using public rights of way; there is no route description. The Checkpoints (and amended route from 2016) are:

  • GR948909 - Askrigg Temperance Hall
  • GR922876 - Semerwater Bridge
  • GR916864 - Ruined Chapel (self-clip)
  • GR935839 - Track Junction
  • Via GR962856 - Gate (unmanned)
  • GR999867 - Thoralby Village Hall (refreshments)
  • GR015878 - Eshington Lane (self-clip)
  • GR012888 - Freeholder's Wood (refreshments)
  • GR037906 - Low Thoresby (self-clip)
  • GR033918 - Castle Bolton car park (refreshments) 
  • Via GR021910 - West Bolton (new from 2016)
  • GR007905 - Carperby (new checkpoint from 2016) map here
  • Via GR994902 - rejoin original route to Heugh
  • GR963917 - Heugh
  • GR948909 - Askrigg Temperance Hall (hot food and drinks)

 Please observe the following rules (they are for your safety and enjoyment of the event)

  1. Retire at roadside checkpoints only.  Transport will be provided back to the start.
  2. Entrants will not be allowed to continue if, in the opinion of the Checkpoint Officer or Sweeper, they are unfit to do so (there will be a cut-off time of 2.30pm at Castl;e Bolton).
  3. Visit all checkpoints including self-clips.  Anyone without a fully clipped tally at the finish will be disqualified.
  4. Cross walls and fences at stiles and gates; close gates; follow way marks.  PLEASE OBSERVE THE COUNTRY CODE.
  5. The organiser's decision is final; they cannot accept responsibility for any injury or loss during the event.
  6. No dogs are allowed on this event.