Route: Chalkland Way (United Kingdom)

Submitted by Adam Stirk on Sat, 09/19/2020 - 01:31am
United Kingdom
66.1 km
Vertical Gain
1,106 m

The Chalkland Way is a 41-mile circular route on the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Britain's most northerly chalk outcrop, linking the villages of Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate. It also passes close to the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy at the most northerly point of the route.

The route was devised in 1994 and is made up of a multitude of different terrain types including agricultural land (including planted crops such as wheat and livestock), woodland and road.

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Editor's note: GPX file updated 9th May 2021 to reflect correct route near Thixendale.



GPS Track



I believe the gpx file above contains a few minor mistakes, primarily the start/end point and the separate routes through Pocklington for the outward and return legs. I'm guessing the file is based on Adam's actual run which also contains a couple of small nav errors and enforced detours. A clean gpx file can be downloaded from the second link below.

This is not to take anything away from Adam's FKT, rather to improve accuracy of the route data. Thanks

Thanks for the note about the GPX file. After seeing this and the comment from Harry Holmes after his recent FKT, I've updated the route GPX file to Harry's run. Hopefully this should be the closest to the actual route, since he used the Walking Englishman GPX which was correct in most places but differed from the official route near Thixendale.