20th MAY 2018


    Very many thanks to all who participated in this year's event.

    Dates for next year will be posted in the autumn.


  • About Us

    Runners have the opportunity to raise sponsorship monies for their favourite charities

    The NEW Nidderdale Run

    2018 is the second year of our new Run

    In 2018 the Rotary Club of Harrogate will organise a running event which will cover the route of the 20 mile Nidderdale Walk and will provide runners with the opportunity, if they wish, to raise money for their favourite charity. As last year, the Run will be limited to 100 runners.

    The Run starts and finishes in Ripley Castle. which is situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    It is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out. The house and grounds are set in a beautiful location that provides a magnificent backdrop to the Nidderdale Run.

    Over £800,000 raised for charity by walkers

    24 years of fund raising by walkers of all ages

    Amongst its many current enterprises the Rotary Club of Harrogate is the organiser of the highly successful Nidderdale Charity Walks which have raised over £800,000 for local charities over the 24 years it has been going.

    The Rotary Club of Harrogate

    Nearly 100 years of service

    The Rotary Club of Harrogate is one of the longest established in the United Kingdom with a record of over ninety years continuous service to the town of Harrogate and the wider community. It is especially noted for its contribution to the environmental movement in Rotary International.

  • The 20 Mile Route

    Take a look at the route map and then download a copy in the next section!

    20 Mile Run

  • Download Route Map

    Start time of the Run is 08h00 (Registration from 07h30) and the circular route starts from Ripley Village and takes in Clint, Hampsthwaite and follows the banks of the River Nidd to the ancient Packhorse Bridge beyond the village of Birstwith, the Nidderdale Way through the village of Dacre Banks onto Glasshouses, Brimham Rocks, Shaw Mills and back to Ripley.


    The route will be fully waymarked with red markers and there will refreshments along the route.

    You can download the Route of the run by clicking on the button below.

  • Essential Information

    If you intend to take part in the Run it is essential that you download the following document:

    • Run Terms & Conditions - Please read so that you fully understand the terms & conditions in relation to the Run.
    • Run Information - Provides essential information for runners.
    • The Registration / Contact Form - Please complete and sign this form and bring it with you on the day of the Run.

  • Payment of Entry Fee

    Payment is made via PayPal - the secure on-line payment system. Don't worry if you do not have a PayPal account because you can still make secure payment via PayPal using your debit or credit card.

    If you are paying for more than one person please inform us of the other person(s) name in the notes section as you go through the payment process. Also please ensure you have submitted a completed Registration Form (previous section) for each person you are paying for.

  • Patrons

    We would like to thanks our patrons for their invaluable support

    Nicholls Tyreman Estate Agents


    No matter whether you are selling or renting your property, there is a trio of essentials you should demand from your estate agent. At Nicholls Tyreman we take great pride in having all three. It is our firm belief that if you are selling or renting in Harrogate and the surrounding area you simply cannot choose a better agent.

    Our roots in the local property market go back decades. We have bought, sold and rented property of every kind, in every economic climate and so we have an informed view of what is realistic and achievable: in other words, how to get the maximum return.

    Our friendly, experienced staff have all been with us for some time and that gives us a serious advantage. It means you can rely on sound advice, whoever you deal with, and that you can always count on our pro-active attitude.

    Sales: 01423 503076


    Lettings: 01423 530744


    Opening hours
    Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
    9.00am – 5.30pm 9.00am – 4.00pm 12.00pm – 3.00pm


    Ripley Castle

    Ripley, Harrogate

    Ripley Castle and Gardens is situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location and makes for a magnificent backdrop to the Nidderdale Walks.

    The Castle is owned by Ingilby family who are one of the ten oldest families in the country still in the same residence and celebrated 700 years of history in the castle in 2009.

    Consequently there are fascinating stories to be told about the Castle and its inhabitants and because it has belonged to the same family for 26 generations, Ripley’s colourful and sometimes gruesome history is well documented.

    Once you have visited this fascinating Castle there are then the delights of the magnificent gardens and grounds and the surrounding village

    The Walking Englishman


    Mike Brockhurst, known as the Walking Englishman, has dedicated himself to providing a free walking resource website that exists to inspire you to go out walking in the countryside of Great Britain. His greatest wish is to get people out walking in the rich and varied countryside in our country and enjoy walking in the beautiful surroundings at our disposal. He has a passion for walking and want to share it.

    On the website he has provided all grades of walk for young to old, beginners to experienced, so everyone can have a go at finding a walk on the website to suit themselves. Go on, take a walk. And anyone who cannot find a walk for themselves can contact him and he will always help and try to find one suitable. His motto is : "Enjoy your walking."

    Mike has been a tremendous help in planning the Nidderdale Walks and developing the Walk Maps, which can be downloaded from this site.

    You can visit his website by double clicking on the photograph on the right.

    North Yorkshire Sport


    North Yorkshire Sport was founded in 1999 as a County Sports Partnership (CSP) covering the 7 District Authorities of Harrogate, Ryedale, Selby, Scarborough, Hambleton, Craven and Richmondshire, North Yorkshire County Council and the Unitary Authority of City of York Council.

    Our overall aims as an organisation are to promote and encourage increased participation in Sport & Active Recreation, whether as a participant, volunteer or coach, supporting the sports infrastructure (clubs / facilities / voluntary sector) and to create meaningful and lasting partnerships with a range of key partners interested in sport and the health & wellbeing of North Yorkshire residents.

    Our four Sporting Ambitions are:

    1. Increase the number of people taking part regularly in community grass roots sport and the number of young people in full time education accessing high quality sport and PE each week

    2. Increase the number of North Yorkshire residents competing at a regional, national and international level.

    3. Increase the number of people in North Yorkshire taking part in health related activity through sport.

    4. Build a strong adequately resourced sporting infra structure across North Yorkshire

  • Contact Us

    If you have any comments, suggestions or questions please contact us

    Rotary Club of Harrogate
    c/o Ascot House Hotel
    HG1 5HJ