Cross-country treks for LOROS - Hadrian’s Wall Walk and Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk
Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk – September 18th to 1st October 2014
If you like walking and beautiful countryside you can’t get many better walks in the world than the 192 mile Wainwright Coast to Coast trek.
Anyone who has been inspired by Alfred Wainwright’s walks, or the follow up recently on TV with Julia Bradbury, may be interested in taking up the challenge of joining a team from LOROS in walking in Wainwright’s footsteps on the Coast to Coast Trek.
Wainwright loved good views from heights so you shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that the route from St Bees in Cumbria through to Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire is somewhat hilly!
The route will be completed over 14 challenging days, averaging about 14 miles per day, and takes you through some of the best countryside in Britain, including the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the remote North Yorkshire moors.
LOROS Senior Fundraiser, Adrian Walker who is aiming to complete his tenth Coast to Coast Walk in September 2014 and is looking for up to 10 other walkers to help fundraise for LOROS.
The cost to participate is approximately £650 which covers all travel, food and accommodation and walkers are also asked to pledge to raise at least £1,000 for LOROS by fundraising and sponsorship.
The accommodation is a mixture of Youth Hostels, Bed and Breakfasts and hotels along the route and with a volunteer support driver being available to transport the main luggage and help should walkers get into any difficulty.
Adrian Walker, along with other volunteers organises training walks to ensure walkers gain their fitness and pace sufficient to complete the walk comfortably with no injuries.
Adrian said” It gives participants the opportunity to get fit, learn about map and compass skills, learn first aid/survival tips, raise funds for a great local charity, LOROS, and achieve immense satisfaction in completing one of the best long distance walks available in the UK. This really is a “must do” event in your lifetime.”
Hadrian’s Wall Walk - Thursday 15th to Thursday 22nd May 2014
If the two week Coast to Coast Walk is too long, how about trying the week-long walk along the 84 mile length of Hadrian’s Wall?
Organised by the appropriately named (H) Adrian Walker, a team of approximately 12 walkers is being sought to raise funds for LOROS this May.
Adrian said, “Having successfully completed the trek with a group of walkers in 2012 and 2013 and I’m keen to put together another group this year.
Anyone who is interested can be added to the group this year or for May 2014. The 84 mile walk across the country can be completed in a week with six days walking plus the travel up to Newcastle and then the return from the Carlisle area.”
Starting from Wallsend near Newcastle and finishing at Bowness-on-the-Solway, the route passes through some of Northern Britain's most beautiful scenery and is a complete crossing of England from one coast to the other.
Anyone who is interested in taking part in any of the walk challenges should contact Adrian Walker, on 0116 2318431 or e-mail AdrianWalker@loros.co.uk.