The route


100km. A nice round number, but difficult to put into perspective.

It's 62.2 miles - the equivalent of walking two and a half marathons back to back, or walking from Leeds to Scarborough, non-stop. It's tough, but it's within your reach.

Map of the route

The route is comprised of parts of several national trails. It begins with a gentle stroll along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, before joining the rugged Pennine Way. You'll travel over moorland and through beautiful valleys, joining the Dales Way as you head back towards Skipton.

There are checkpoints and waterstops roughly every 10km along the route. At the waterstops you can use the facilities and get first aid if needed. Your Support Crew will meet you at the checkpoints so you can top up on supplies, change kit, and get some welcome encouragement.

Bronze Trailtrekkers will finish their challenge at Horton in Ribblesdale (40km), and the Silver Challenge culminates at Buckden (65km). Gold Trailtrekkers (100km) push on through the night to make it back to Skipton and over the finish line - all in less than 30 hours.

The Trailtrekker route covers an overall ascent of 2,300m - the same climb as Ben Nevis and Snowdon combined.

The route is largely off-road and you'll cover all sorts of terrain, from the 400 steps at Malham Cove to the summit of Fountains Fell (668m) to remote moorlands at dawn. It's remote, rugged and spectacular.


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