The Crosses – A 55 mile circular challenge around the North York Moors taking in a number of the moorland crosses.

First run in the early 1970s to raise valuable funds for the then Scarborough and District Search and Rescue Team the event starts and finishes in Goathland and traditionally has to be completed within 24 hours. You are welcome to walk or run the challenge (or a combination of both !).

The event was held through the 70’s and 80’s but, unfortunately the team had to call a halt when entries had fallen to such an extent that it was uneconomical to hold the event.

The team resurrected the event as a one off just our fiftieth anniversary in 2015 over the weekend 4th – 5th July 2015.

Chris from Reaction Photography  kindly offered to provide professional photographic services to each event in 2015 to help the team. A galleries of the event is here.

Route Results


Malcolm Boyes wrote a paperbook on the route called ‘The Crosses Walk – 53 miles over the North York Moors’ which was published by  Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (July 1979).  Unfortunately this is now out of print but may still be available through Amazon or ebay.

There is a gallery of images of most of the crosses below.