The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40 mile crossing of the North York Moors starting near Osmotherley and finishing near Ravenscar overlooking Robin Hoods Bay. It is called Lyke Wake because the ancient people who inhabited the area carried their dead across the moors to the burial grounds there. On route you will see many burial mounds, hence the coffin badge!
It is generally considered to be a challenge as you cross the moors, ascending high ridges then into valleys; we reach a height of 454m and walk as low as 169m.
We cross the moors, stopping at 5 checkpoints on route for food and drinks and passing landmarks such as Lord Stones Café, Ralph’s Cross and the standing stone called ‘Fat Betty’ as well as crossing an old Roman road.
It is very picturesque on route, especially around Carlton Bank, Cringle Moor (Lord Stones Café) and Broughton Plantation then late on in the walk at Wheeldale.
We pass near Fylingdales and the early warning station there before arriving at the radio mast on the hillside near Ravenscar and our finish.
By this time your feet will be aching and body tired, but the prize of the small coffin badge will be yours as we toast your success at the finish!
Duration: approx. 11PM Friday to 9PM Saturday
Grade: moderate to tough
16th May 2020 West to East
5th Sept. 2020 West to East
Other group dates can be arranged by request
2020 trip cost: registration £30 + £66 balance
What is included
Free transport to/from Barnsley if that is your nearest meeting
point, otherwise Osmotherley
All meals 3 hot, and 2 cold + snacks, inc hot and cold drinks
Qualified guides with first aid cover
Minibus backup support at each checkpoint. Badge and certificate at the finish
No hidden extras and everything included
What is not included
Personal outdoor clothing
Day pack to carry your snacks
Personal car park charges
See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;