I have always liked to be challenged when I am walking; whether ticking off fells and mountains such as the Wainwrights or Munros, taking a course in Mountain Leadership or First Aid or simply going to tarns, lakes, villages or places I have not previously visited, I do like a reason to put my wandering feet. Therefore when I started to look at the walks I wanted to include on this website I had already thought about turning their completion in to some kind of challenge. A completion of all the walks seemed the obvious target so that is what the challenge is. However this may not be feasible for many so why not try and complete certain sections such as ‘Walking through History’ in the Dales only. Simply download the full list of walks from the spreadsheet below and fill them in when you have completed each walk. I plan to have 100 in the Dales and 100 in the Lakes and maybe in the future other geographical areas. These will be my favourites. I have rejected some which I did not enjoy or felt added nothing to an understanding of the area, but I am sure that you will almost certainly disagree with some of the choices. Good pub debate though!
I have now completed 100 walks in the Yorkshire Dales and 100 walks in the Lkae District – the list is there – and in my opinion it is a pretty good list. Many I have already repeated and shown others. It is something I want to do more – whether as a guide through my Mountain Leadership qualification or simply as a reference point for other to take up the challenge