Charity walk at Crown Tavern set to raise cash

Organisers are encouraging people to sign up for this year’s Rotary Crown Tavern Walk on Sunday May 3.

The annual event is now into its 38th year - and is always held on the Sunday before the May Day bank holiday so people can have a well-earned rest the next day.

As always there are two routes to choose from. The long walk is 22 miles and begins at Hawsker Village Hall at 9.30am.

It follows the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line finishing at the Crown Tavern at the corner of Falsgrave and Scalby Road.

Organiser Jane Moment said: “Although it is a challenge walk it is a beautiful one with stunning scenery and there are loads of check points with refreshments along the way.”

The short walk, which covers eight miles, starts at the Hayburn Wyke and also continues along the cinder track to the Crown Tavern.

Entries are welcome from teams or individuals and there are prizes to be won, such as youngest boy, youngest girl, highest sponsored individual even the biggest blister.

Dogs on leads are welcome and free transport is provided to the starting points of both walks. Please indicate on your entry form if you require transport and which walk you are taking part in.

When walkers arrive back at the Crown Tavern they are given a free pint and a hot-dog, with soft drinks available. There will also be live music and a raffle, which is drawn around 4.30pm.

Money raised from the walk will go to local charities for disabled or disadvantaged children and young people.

Entry forms are available from the Crown Tavern or call Jane on 07999 839338. Go to for further details.