Who We Are

A group photo of The Hairy Hikers in 2008 The Hairy Hikers are a charity hiking group founded by a group of hairy and not so hairy people who enjoy walking and hiking, we like to get out on the hills whenever we can. Our motto is "You don't have to be hairy, but it helps". Biennially (every other year) we meet up to take on a hiking challenge for a chosen charity.

We all live in the West Yorkshire area in the North of England and come from various walks of life. We consider ourselves normal everyday people and we all have to work for a living. Our ages range from late twenties to late forties. Among us we have a web developer, magazine editor, window cleaner, scientist, transport services planner, technician, scout leader teacher and charity fundraising manager. Some of us have children, some of us don’t.

As well as sharing a love of the great outdoors we all like to help others when we can, be it family, friends or complete strangers. Taking part in a Hairy Hikers challenge allows us to get out on the hills and do what we enjoy while raising money to help people less fortunate than ourselves. You never know, one day we may need the help of a charity ourselves.

Find out more about The Hairy Hikers and Support Team by viewing their profiles linked below:

Hairy Hikers Support Team
Paul Jacques Nicola Jacques
Stewart Buttrick Laura Riach
Phil Sunderland Lindsey Connell
Gav Riach  
Andy Lambert  
Russell Parker  
Matthew Hintze  
Paul Woolhouse  
Martin Wheelhouse  

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05/05/2011 - Sponsor us online for the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge 2011

We have now setup a Virgin Money Giving page to allow people to sponsor us online. More...

15/04/2011 - Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge route finalised

The route for the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge has now been finalised. The 26.2 mile marathon distance starts and finishes in Settle. More...

02/04/2011 - New look Hairy Hikers Website Launched

The new look Hairy Hikers website has now been launched. Please have a look around. More...

Hairy Hikers 2011 Challenge Announced

18/03/2011 - The Hairy Hikers have announced the challenge for 2011. It will be a 26 mile hike in the Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing in Settle. More...

Hairy Hikers 2010 Challenge Cancelled

30/06/2010 - The Hairy Hikers Challenge for 2010 has been cancelled due to the fact that only 2 of the Hairy Hikers are able to take part on 24th and 25th July 2010. More...

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