The Yorkshire Peaks range in the sun

Sue Ryder Manorlands Settle Loop Challenge 2021

23rd October 2021
North Ribblesdale RUFC
Lower Greenfoot
BD24 9RB
Registration Fee
Standard Entry
10 miles
Andrew Wood
01535 642 308
Event location map

54.0656403, -2.2760091

A trail event for walkers, runners or mountain bikers on the beautiful 10 mile circular loop from the market town of Settle with views of the Peaks and over towards Malham Tarn, helping to raise crucial funds for Sue Ryder's expert care.

Runners on the Settle Loop Challenge route, with a view across rolling hills
Walkers passing large stones in a green field

Run, walk or mountain bike

Choose to run, walk or mountain bike this 10 mile loop on the hilly trails above the beautiful market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales.

Starting and finishing at North Ribblesdale RUFC, you will be rewarded with a bespoke medal and hot food when you finish.

There are prizes for the first male and female running and biking the route from Castleberg Outdoors.

The route is on good trails and is signed and marshalled. It does, however, take in some remote parts of the Yorkshire Dales countryside so you need to be fit and healthy enough to take part and prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the day.

Three mountain bikers in the cycling gear, with their Settle Loop Challenge medals
The Yorkshire Dales stretching off into the distance

Fill someone's last days with love

The crucial funds raised by this event will help Sue Ryder continue to provide expert palliative, neurological and bereavement support for the people they care for and their families, filling their last days with love.

You can help us to be there when it matters.

Get in touch

If you have any further questions about this year's Settle Loop Challenge or need any help with your fundraising, you can contact Molly Ralphson on 01535 640 430 or

Event sponsor

The Castleberg Outdoors logo, showing a mountain and 'Gear for adventure'

Fundraise for Sue Ryder

One of the easiest and quickest ways of collecting sponsorship is to set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving. You can personalise your page and raise funds online to support our care.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum age to take part?

No - any age can take part, but all under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. It is the parents/carers responsibility to ensure their child is suitably fit, healthy and equipped for the event.

Is there a cut off time?

No – although we want you to be aware that our volunteer marshals will be standing outside for several hours in potentially cold conditions. For this reason we ask you don’t stop for long breaks/picnics during the event.

Is there a vegetarian option for food?

Yes, cheese & onion pie.

Is there parking at the event?

Yes, once the rugby club car park is full, there is a pay & display car park adjacent to the venue.

Are E-bikes allowed?

Yes, but the prize will go for 1st non-assisted bike.

Are dogs allowed?

Well-behaved dogs can accompany walkers and runners. We highly recommend they are on a lead throughout as the paths are bridleways and so popular with cyclists and horses and there are livestock on the route. Any runners with dogs will not be eligible for prizes.

Do walkers get timed/a prize?

No. Walkers are taking part for the challenge rather than competition.

Terms and conditions

Settle Loop Challenge Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer

Registration - Every participant must fill in their own registration form unless:

  • The person completing the form is doing so as the parent or guardian of a participant aged under 18 in which case the parent or guardian must inform the participant that they have signed the terms and conditions on their behalf and that their participation in the event will be governed by these terms.
  • The person completing the form is doing so as the leader of a corporate team.  It is the duty of the corporate team leader to notify the other team members of these terms and conditions and that the leader has signed them on behalf of the own team. The team leader must further ensure that all team members agree and accept that their participation in the event is governed by these terms and conditions. Any team member who does not so accept these terms should be withdrawn from the event.   
  • The person completing the form has or reasonably believes that they have the participant’s consent to their doing so on the participant’s behalf. The person completing the form must make the participant aware of these terms and conditions in good time before the event. In the event that the participant does not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions they should withdraw from the event. Participation in the event shall be deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions by the participant.

Refunds - The entry fee for Settle Loop is non-transferable and non-refundable. Due to unexpected health and safety reasons on the day, the Settle Loop events may have to be reduced or altered to accommodate unexpected complications (for example, flooding).

Race Number - Please do not swap or pass on your race number – we will not know who to contact in an emergency if you do. Any runners doing so will be disqualified. Make sure you write your name, emergency contact details and any medical information – including medication you may be taking – on the back of the number. If you have any conditions we need to be aware of, please mark a red cross clearly on the front top right hand corner of your race number.

The Event Start - The organisers retain the right to make a change to the advertised start time and to stagger the start with intervals between groups that they will decide.  Please note that staggering will not effect the participants event time.

Publicity - By participating, participants agree to take part in post-event publicity which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, local and/or national media.

Contact Details - Participants are personally responsible for updating the organisers with any new address and telephone details. All participants must provide emergency contact details. In the case of an emergency, Sue Ryder may use the Emergency Contact details provided by you to contact your home or office.

Health and Fitness -The event has been designed as a low risk event for the averagely-fit person. All participants should satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically able to participate in the Settle Loop events.  If in doubt, participants should consult a GP or hospital doctor prior to the event. In the entry process we ask if the participant has any health issues that we should know about. By providing this information you are consenting to us passing it to the first aiders employed at Settle Loop where we deem it reasonably necessary to do. This information will only be used to assist in safeguarding the welfare of participants.

Dropping Out - Any participant who drops out after crossing the starting line must report to an official to prevent any unnecessary search being started.  They should also make sure that their number is handed back to the steward at the finish.

Liability – The Settle Loop is operated by Sue Ryder, and all participants take part at their own risk. Neither Sue Ryder nor its sponsors accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage suffered by any participant personally or to their property as a result of taking part in Settle Loop in the absence of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of either Sue Ryder or its sponsors. Personal accident and public liability insurance cover is advised to cover any loss, damage or injury you may sustain yourself or to your personal property or cause to a third party or their property. Your signature on the entry form or your clicking on the box in the on line entry conforms your acceptance of these conditions of entry.  If during the event you are involved in an incident with a third party please ensure that you pass on all your details - it is not the responsibility of the event organisers.

Risks - Sue Ryder has a comprehensive risk assessment process for each event which aims to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. However, by taking part in this event, you acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.

Children - Anyone under 18yrs old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian and must abide by the rules.  It is each under 18yr old's parents/guardians responsibility to ensure they or their children are suitability fit and healthy to take part in the event. Under 16’s must be within arm’s reach of their parent/guardian at all times.

Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during the event, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.

Age Restrictions – The minimum age to run the loop is 18, the minimum age to cycle is 12, accompanied by parent/guardian over 18 years.

Buggies – Due to the terrain buggies/pushchairs are not recommended although some off-road buggies may be suitable although it is at the parents responsibility.

Wheelchairs – Due to the nature of the terrain the routes are not suitable for wheelchairs.

Clothing and Footwear – Participants are reminded that this is an outdoor multi –terrain course and that it is participants own responsibility to wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the nature of the course and the weather on the day as parts of the course may be slippery and exposed to the elements.

Sponsorship – The Settle Loop is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. Sponsorship monies raised may not be given to or shared with any other organisation. Participants are advised that they have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies and donations received for the Settle Loop are paid to Sue Ryder within a reasonable time.

Smoking and Alcohol - Sue Ryder asks that participants and supporters do not smoke during the event. For health and safety reasons, participants may not consume alcohol prior to or during the event.

Photography - Participants and supporters are welcome to take pictures on the day but please ensure that where the pictures captures images of children that only one's family members are included. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will use photos and videos for negative purposes; bullying, grooming, locating, and trolling can all start with a misjudged photo. If an individual, a parent or a carer asks for any photo to be removed or deleted, it should be done without question at the earliest opportunity.

Data Protection - Please be aware that by registering you authorise Sue Ryder to process your personal and sensitive data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of this event.  Sue Ryder will endeavour not to use any photographs, images or likenesses of children aged 16 or under.  By ticking the terms and conditions box on our registration form you agree to Sue Ryder using your personal and sensitive data for the purposes outlined above.

Route Specific Rules – The Settle Loop Events are multi-terrain routes via roads, paths, tracks and open land. There are 3 short sections of minor roads on the route.  Whilst all roads and crossings will be marshalled, the roads will NOT be closed and therefore for your safety and the safety of others participants must abide AT ALL TIMES with the instructions of marshals around the course, including stopping if necessary. 

Whilst there is no cut-off time, our volunteer marshals are outside standing still for a long time in potentially cold and wet conditions. We therefore do not encourage any long breaks on the walk or picnic stops and we encourage walkers to try to complete the route within 4 hours and runners within 2.5 hours.

Animals – Well behaved dogs are allowed to accompany walkers and we recommend they are kept on a lead as cyclists may be passing at close proximity at speed and there are livestock on the route.

Earphones – The use of earphones is discouraged. Earphone users must be able to hear and respond to marshals directions and be aware of traffic and other users around them.

Disclaimer - I hereby apply to participate in this event. I or my parent/ guardian accept and agree that neither the organisers nor officials, the land owners, sponsors and fellow competitors shall be liable in any way, or in any circumstances, for damages or injury that I may suffer during this event.  I understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the event (above) and the rules of the organisers, (below).  I agree to participate in this event at my own risk.  I agree to run with consideration for others.  I agree that the conditions of my entry state that I will follow the instructions given.