About the Walk
Since 1959 the annual Scalby Walk has been raising money for local charities. What started out as a local bet has become a regular feature on the Scalby calendar every Easter Monday (except 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic).
2023 is the 62nd Scalby Walk and will be held on Monday, 10 April 2023.
The rules are simple:
Starting off at the Plough Inn, Scalby, at staggered start times from 10.30 am, each entrant must complete a 6 mile route by walking only – that means no running!
This year the route has been changed to avoid two busy and potentially dangerous road crossings. The journey from The Blacksmiths Arms now makes use of the old Whitby to Scarborough railway line (called the Cinder Track).
Download and save or print the schematic route map (kindly produced by pocketpubguides.co.uk).
Download and save or print the route map (made with OS Maps):
Download and unzip a GPX file of the route (to upload to your favourite mapping app).
See the route on Komoot. (Note: Komoot adds a few of its own idiosyncratic waypoints on the route.)
Rules and Regulations
Download or view the Entry Rules and Regulations below.
A half pint (lager, bitter, squash or tap water) must be drunk in each of the pubs en route (your drink is included in the entrance fee), in the following order:
- The Three Jolly Sailors, Burniston
- The Red Lion, Cloughton
- The Blacksmiths Arms, Cloughton
- The Oak Wheel, Burniston
Under 18 entrants do not have to finish their drinks.
Trophies will be awarded for fastest resident walker (male, female & oldest) and the fastest non-resident walker (male and female), but disqualification looms if you don’t drink the half pints at each stop, or if you are caught running! Prize giving is at 2.15 pm. A selection of Bao buns will be available at the Plough from 12pm to 3pm.
We welcome fancy dress and there are prizes for the best fancy dress entrants. You can choose whether you want to go for a fast time or just enjoy a lovely walk.
Dogs are welcome. They need to be kept under control on a short lead. There a free dog treats at each pub and dogs can take part in the fancy dress and win a prize.
Our 2023 Charity
You can help support our nominated charity by getting sponsorship. Over the years we have helped raise thousands of pounds for good causes. In 2023 we are supporting SPARKS. SPARKS was a 3-year project set up independently to help people in Barrowcliff / Woodlands Ward who were falling through the net and in need of support. The original project was a great success and SPARKS PROJECT has now expanded into Eastfield and has become a Registered Charity to ensure the future of its much-needed work and to aid those who urgently need help. SPARKS works in locations of high poverty and deals with all the issues that come with that, including food, fuel and data poverty, mental health issues, social isolation, domestic abuse and addiction. Help and support is also available for those who do not need that level of crisis support. For example, those who need support with aspirations, training, and employment
You can donate to our chosen charity – SPARKS – when you register to enter the Walk. Otherwise, you can obtain sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues using the form below. Please download and print the form for you and your fellow walkers’ use.
Registration and Entry Fees
Pre-registration closes at 5pm on Sunday, 9 April. You can register and enter on the day of the Walk from 9.30 am at the Plough, Scalby.
To register and enter online before 5pm on Sunday, 9 April 2023 the cost per entrant is £12.00 (Adult, aged 18 and over) and £6.00 (Junior aged under 18).
Please note that entry on the day is £14.00 (Adult) and £7.00 (Junior).
Enter the Walk as a Single Entrant aged 14-17 on the day of Scalby Walk (NB parental permission required)