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Fund Raising via The Wadsworth Parish Boundary Walk

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge has organised the annual Wadsworth Boundary Walk every year since 1999, with this year's event taking place on Sunday, 1st June. The route follows the scenic boundary of Wadsworth Parish - the second largest parish in the country.

Boundary walk

The Boundary Walk rambles through the most spectacular scenery in the Pennines, including the beautiful wooded valleys of Hardcastle Crags and the commanding moors above the Luddenden Valley.

The full Boundary Walk covers some 21 miles and is classified as moderately difficult in walking terms. However, to accommodate leisure ramblers and families alike, the Walk is now spilt into three stages ~ each of which ends on a road to facilitate a checkpoint & refreshments:-

  • Stage one: - Hebden Bridge to Keighley Road via Luddenden Dene and Midgley Moor, approx. 9 miles.
  • Stage two: - Keighley Road to Packhorse Inn, Widdop Road via Warley Moor and Walshaw, approx. 7.5 miles.
  • Stage three: - Pack Horse Inn, Widdop to Hebden Bridge via Hardcastle Crags, approx. 4.5 miles.

Transport is provided to and from all the stages so people can choose whichever option suits them best, with the final section through the stunning Hardcastle Crags being particularly suited to those not wanting to attempt the full Walk.

Runners are also welcome but they must start the route at 8am on the morning of 1st June.

In 2013 more than 200 walkers & runners from different parts of the country entered the Walk creating a surplus of £1442 for the Rotary Club's donation and grants account. A full list of beneficiaries which includes many local schools and organisations can be found on the club's website.

Boundary walk

Many walkers & runners also raised money for their chosen charity through sponsorship, which the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge would like to encourage and we would like local schools and their students to engage with this fundraising as they are often beneficiaries, making the short walk down the Crags an ideal option with transport with minibus transport to Widdop.

All relevant details & registration forms (with an on-line option available for the first time this year) are available on the Rotary Club website or Facebook. Please email with any comments or queries you may have.

So get your walking boots on and join in the fun on Sunday, 1st June.