Welcome to the ‘Louise Smalley Walk’ website!
The Louise Smalley Walk is an annual sponsored challenge walk, 40 miles in length.
The 2019 walk will be on Saturday 22nd June.
We hold the walk to help raise money for local charities and good causes.
We are based in Whitwell, North East Derbyshire.
The support teams are an integral part of the event and it would be a much more difficult undertaking without their assistance.
In 2019 we will be walking for the following beneficiary:
The 2018 walk raised £11,300 for Whitwell Cricket Club
The 2019 walk will be the Monsal Head route.
The closing date for the 2019 walk has now past.
If you’ve got your entry form in, start collecting sponsors, get in those last few miles of training and see the dates below. However, if you’ve missed out on this years walk, please come to any of the check points and cheer on those who are walking. Plus, join the mailing list so that you don’t miss out when we start accepting entries for the 2020 walk.
Dates for your diary
Friday 7th June – Support Team Meeting – 8:30 pm Friendship Hut, Bakestone Moor, Whitwell – All members of support teams should attend.
Friday 14th June – Walkers Pre-walk Briefing – 8:00 pm Royal Oak, Whitwell – All walkers are advised to attend as updates and advice will be given that will be helpful for the day.
Friday 21st June – Vans at the Royal Oak – The support vans will be available from 6 pm until 8 pm for walkers to strategically place items that they may want at checkpoints on the route.
Saturday 22nd June – Walk Day – Registration at the Royal Oak, Whitwell – 2:00 – 2:45 am. The buses will leave promptly at 3 am to transport the walkers to Monsal Head ready to start the walk.
Sunday 23rd June – After Walk Party at the Royal Oak, Whitwell – Come along from 2 pm and compare stories (and blisters!), listen to some music and have a glass (or two!) to celebrate.
Wednesday 31st July – Closing date for nominations for next year’s cause – If you are eligible to nominate, (see How We Operate for details) this is the last date that you can get your nominations in to Joe.
Our major supporters are:
With grateful thanks to all………..Joe Mason