Lyke Wake Walk

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Start: Scarth Wood Moor
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Grid Ref: SE467992
Climbing: 1,434 metres
Walk time: 12-24 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Lyke Wake Walk is a challenge walk across the highest and widest part of the North York Moors National Park in north-east Yorkshire, England. It has an associated club has its own social structure, culture and rituals based on the walk and Christian and folklore traditions from the area of North Yorkshire through which it passes. To the folk of North Yorkshire the walk is something of a ritual and a popular choice for charitable and sponsorship walks. Enthusiastic people have walked the route with quirky handicaps such as a sack of coal on ones back, blindfolded and even bound with a partner to complete a three-legged walk. The walk begins near Osmotherley and heads in a west to east direction across the North York Moors to Ravenscar on the Yorkshire coast. Significant waypoints on the walk include Round Hill, Carlton Moor, Wain Stones, Round Hill, Bloworth Crossing, Farndale Moor, High Blakey Moor, Rosedale Moor, White Moor, Wheeldale Moor, Howl Moor, Simon Howe, Eller Beck and Fylingdales Moor.

Useful Links:
Official Guide Book
New Lyke Wake Club
Lyke Wake Company
Long Distance Walkers Association

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