Welcome to the ‘Louise Smalley Walk’ website!
The Louise Smalley Walk is an annual sponsored challenge walk, 40 miles in length.
We hold the walk to help raise money for local charities and good causes.
We are based in Whitwell, North East Derbyshire.
The Louise Smalley Challenge Walk is being planned to take place on the 19th June 2021
For 2021 we are introducing a new kind of route. Coronavirus has made us re-think how we make our event work. So, instead of having 1 walk with lots of checkpoints, we are having 1 checkpoint with 6 walks of varying lengths, all of which need to be completed. See just how many excellent local walks there are around Whitwell. Let’s celebrate our own countryside.
All walks will commence and finish at the Whitwell Community Centre. There will be 6 walks to complete all of varying lengths.
Route 1 – 10.5 miles – Holbeck – Elmton – Clowne.
Route 2 – 9.5 miles – Steetly – Turnerwood – Thorpe Salvin.
Route 3 – 6.5 miles – Creswell Crags Circular via Hodthorpe.
Route 4 – 7.5 miles – Whitwell Common – Clowne – Markland Grips.
Route 5 – 4.0 miles – Whitwell Woods Circular.
Route 6 – 3.5 miles – Wander around the edge of the village.
For maps and route descriptions use the link below to visit The Flower Route page of the route portfolio.
The Flower Route
There will be 1 central checkpoint stringently controlled to make this area safe for all walkers and support crew. Tough rules will be in place and marshals will help guide walkers around the area safely.
- Walkers will be setting off in groups of 6, to follow either initial route A or B, at staggered intervals, starting from 4am.
- It is not compulsory for these groups to be maintained. Walking groups are not, at any point, to exceed a maximum of 6 walkers but must always have a minimum of 2.
- Each group will be given a set order to complete the routes, in order to minimise cross overs.
- Only walkers and support staff will be permitted to enter the Community Centre site during the event.
- Whilst on the Community Centre site, a facemask must be worn at all times.
- Walkers will be expected to carry, and use, hand sanitiser.
- Our Covid risk assessment means that we are limiting the total number of walkers to a maximum of 108. Any body who registers after this number is reached will be placed on a reserved list.
Use the link below to visit the Want to Walk page for detail on how to register your interesting in being a walker.
Want to Walk?
In 2021 we will be walking for the following beneficiary:
The 2019 walk raised £17,100 for The Sick Children’s Trust
Our major supporters are:
With grateful thanks to all………..Joe Mason