We're sad to announce that the Allendale Challenge 2021 will not go ahead, as it's too early on in the easing of Covid restrictions. Watch this space for an announcement for the 2022 date to put in your diaries!
Taking place in April each year, the Allendale Challenge raises funds for the team. It is considered by many to be one of the toughest challenge walks around! It is always very popular and should be a "must do" event for any keen walker or fell runner. The route covers some of the finest peat bogs in the North Peninnes.
Taking an anti-clockwise loop from Allendale town, the route covers 26 miles (42 km) taking in Hard Rigg, Black Hill and Kilhope Law before returning to the town via Spartylea, The Drag, and Ladelwell. The weather on the event can be as challenging as the terrain!
We now have a fantastic, dedicated website for the Allendale Challenge for more info and to get signed up!
Taking place in June each year, the Alwinton Challenge is another key fundraising event for the team. Based in and around Alwinton, there are three walks to suit all abilities ranging from a 6 mile ´family walk´ to the 20 mile ´Big Walk´. It's also possible to enter as a runner, for those that are keen!
Parts of the Big and Long Walks pass through some very remote areas of Northumberland. It's a fantastic opportunity to take in some fine views of our region, but please be aware that the routes aren't way marked, so you'll need to be able to navigate. All adds to the fun!
Check out our Facebook Page to keep up to date with event information, and watch this space for details on entering!