Scalby Walk returned for its 61st walk on Monday April 18.

IN PICTURES: 13 photos from Scarborough's Scalby Walk 2022

Scalby Walk returned for its 61st event after two-year break.

By Louise Hollingsworth
Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 11:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 4:17 pm

Scalby Walk was held yesterday, Monday April 18 and started at 10.30am at The Plough Inn pub in Scalby.

A "record" 216 people took part in the seven-mile walk to The Red Lion in Cloughton and back to The Plough Inn in Scalby.

Walk organiser, Jamie Wallis, said: "We had an amazing response to the first Scalby Walk since 2019 and it was wonderful to be back. We've been starved of activities family and friendship over the last couple of years and the local community came out in their droves to support the walk and the charity of the year, The Bradley Lowery Foundation.

"There was a real buzz to the village and a really happy atmosphere with supporters cheering every walker on. The colourful fancy dress contributed to the air of fun and we had a record 216 competitors on top of younger children and quite a few dogs!"

The Scalby Walk began on Easter Monday in 1959 after Mr Frank Sparks bet a group of young men he could walk from Scalby to Cloughton and back, having a pint in each pub quicker than they could. Mr Sparks won the bet, and each Easter Monday since, a charity walk has taken place.

The route now includes refreshment breaks for half a pint of bitter, lager or squash at four different pubs on the route, including The Three Jolly Sailors in Burniston, The Red Lion in Cloughton, The Blacksmiths Arms in Cloughton and The Oak Wheel in Burniston.

Each year, the charity walk raises money for a different cause and this year, the walk raised money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

There will be more photos in this week's The Scarborough News.

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