24 Apr

Dare to scale the Yorkshire Dales this summer

Asda Foundation Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire countryside will play host to an action-packed, fundraising weekend of charity trail- running and rambling this summer with the return of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Dales Festival. Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August, the event consists of two challenging trail runs plus four walking routes that are said to offer stunning views of the Dales.

Previously known as ‘Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All’, the event was re-launched by Walk For All, an extension of the ever-popular race organisers, Run For All. The festival will include a 16 and 5 mile trail run on the Saturday, with the routes designed to take in some of the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s most stunning scenery.

Mike Tomlinson said: “I’m really glad that we have been able to relaunch the Dales Festival this year. Growing up in Settle I was lucky to be surrounded by such a fantastic landscape to explore. So when looking to host a trail run and walking festival it was any easy decision when it came to location.   

Mike continued: “Jane and I often used to escape the city and jump on the train out to Settle for the day to enjoy a day of exploring. As a family, we have a real soft spot for the area so this will continue to be a very special addition to our calendar and we hope the festival will be something that other families can enjoy together. 

“Whether people are first time trail runners or regular visitors to the area, we hope that the weekend encourages everyone to take on a challenge whether that be a trail run or a walk with family and friends.”