What is Escape?

Escape is a catch and evade style wide-game across the North Yorkshire countryside. Teams of between four and seven Explorers - 'Escapers' - are given 24 hours to navigate between set checkpoints. Simultaneously, they are evading teams of Catchers, who comprise Network and adult Scouting Leaders.


The Escape team who are caught the fewest times, and hold the least amount of penalty points win!

When is it?

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th October 2021. Escape begins at 10:00am, with sign-ins and kit checks commencing at 08:30am. 

Escape is held annually on the third weekend in October.

Where is it?​

This year we will be returning to Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. Specific locations are kept secret until one month before Escape starts, to make sure the route is brand new to all Escape teams. The end location is only announced on the event.

Are you up to the challenge? Can you...

Walk 25-35km? (This same distance as a DofE Bronze expedition)

Be on your feet competing for 24 hours?

Competently navigate yourself across Yorkshire's countryside?

Cope in all weathers, with the appropriate equipment to help you?

Arrive at our Yorkshire start point for 08:30am on a Saturday morning?

Where do I get more details?

All the finer details, such as kit list and the location will only be given once your booking has been confirmed. In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to get in touch at event.escape@nys.org.uk.

We can help with accommodation on Friday night, but please give us plenty of notice.

How do we sign up?

Sign up will be available on our website in May, and if you would like to receive an email when they open please sign up to our mailing lists here.

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