Elsecar Skelter Challenge Event


The Elsecar Skelter Challenge Event will take place on Saturday 1st August 2020 and will start at the Market Hotel, Elsecar, Nr. Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

15, 21 or 27 miles in 10 hours around a circular route from the Market Hotel, Elsecar (next to the Heritage Centre) south east of Barnsley GR 385 999. 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.

Our route takes in Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth Village, Wharncliffe Crags, Wortley Hall and Tankersley Old Hall (where scenes from the film "Kes" where shot).

A decision on which route to follow can be made on the day at the appropriate check point.

Start 8.30am. Entry £12.00 (£15.00 non LDWA) in advance - £15.00 on the day.

A badge and certificate is included and will be offered to all finishers.

Runners are welcome and dogs are allowed if kept on a lead and under control.

Refreshments will be provided at most checkpoints and a pie and pea meal at the end of the walk is included (only guaranteed for entries prior to the day of the walk).

We have to impose an entry limit of 150 due to the size of the car park which is currently free. Entries are welcomed on the standard entry form.

The Market Hotel is a great venue for meeting old friends at the end of the walk and relaxing over a drink.

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

Aaron Hookway

Vermuyden LDWA Walk Co-ordinator


















01 - Needle's Eye 02 - Hoober Stand 03 - Near Hoober Village 04 - Hoober Stand from Wentworth Woodhouse Park 05 - Wentworth Woodhouse 06 - Wentworth Woodhouse 07 - Wentworth Church  09 - Howbrook - Booth Wood 10 - Near Wharncliffe Reservoir (20 mile route) 11- Wharncliffe Crags 11a Wharncliffe Crags 12 - Wharncliffe Crags 13 - Wharncliffe Crags 14 - Wortley Church 15 - Wortley Hall 16 - Wortley Hall 17 - Wortley Hall Gardens 18 - Tankersley Old Hall