The Yorkshire Round                                       Yorkshire Dales 

High Seat, Mallerstang Edge (Trevor Littlewood)

Rogan's Seat lies on the horizon with Birkdale Tarn in the middle distance
© Copyright Trevor Littlewood and licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Licence.

This could be described as Yorkshire’s equivalent to the Bob Graham Round!  The object is to ascend twenty of the two-thousand foot summits which lie on or within the county boundary of North Yorkshire by starting from Horton-in-Ribblesdale.  It involves some 85 miles and climbing 17000 feet within a 24 hour limit.  What it lacks in ascent is more than made up for in distance and arduous Yorkshire terrain!  The route is, in fact, a reduced version of a more formidable 119 mile Yorkshire two-thousands route which devised by Peter Barker of Harrogate and first completed in 1982.  The Yorkshire Round was devised by Tony Wimbush using the more recent Nuttall’s summit lists and was inaugurated by Tony Wimbush and Colin Brooke in 1994 in 23 hours 23 minutes.  The basic round may be extended to include Water Crag and Rogan’s Seat north of Swaledale.

Route

Schedule

 

Click on the icon to view/print summit details and a sub-24 hour schedule.  This is in an Excel format that can be customised to your chosen start time and pace and then used for recording actual times.

 

 Completions

 

​Finishers are invited to add their name to the completions log.  Please use the Schedule above to record actual times.  Add your name, date, club and age category plus details of hill and road support (if applicable) and email to info@gofar.org.uk  There are no time limits or rules.

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 Links and Further Information

 

  • ​The Mountains of England and Wales, Volume 2: England, John &  Anne Nuttall, (Cicerone Press, 1990)    

  • Hill lists in the British Isles - the Wikipedia entry giving explanations of the various lists including the definition of a Nuttall

COMPLETIONS

Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

SAFETY WARNING

All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.

HAVE A GO!

The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.

FRA LONG DISTANCE

RECORDS and NEWS

Please send details and a schedule of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association.  Email: martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

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HELP WANTED

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