2014 Walk - The Peak District Challenge
The general scheme of next year's walk has been planned. It's from 1 to 5 May. We'll follow the Limestone Way northwards from the Staffordshire village of Rocester, soon crossing into Derbyshire. Then we head through Tissington, Youlgreave (where the Hostellers will be staying) and Miller's Dale, to Castleton.
From there we head generally eastwards to join the Derwent Valley Heritage Way southwards through Chatsworth Park to finish near Matlock. So this will be a walk passing through many interesting and beautiful places.
As usual, the full distance will be around 75 miles with middle and shorter distance options. Accomodation will be in the Youlgreave youth hostel and a hotel nearby in Bakewell. B & Bs should not be hard to find in this popular area.
The recce team have already checked the route - it will be great!. It's illustrated on this map - the first day is shown in red.
We were glad to meet a number of new walkers at the Hospice on 16 October, and to meet so many of the rest of you at St John's on 14 November.
For further information on any aspect of the walks or to be added onto our walkers’ mailing list, please contact Lesley Dodd on 020 8382 8000, 07753 814516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Training walks will begin at the end of January. The planned dates and arrangements so far made are shown on another web page, which will open in a new tab.
Walks were organised during October and November, and there is now another one on 9th December. They are not intended as part of the planned scheme to get you fit for the Peak District Challenge, but are of a "social" nature, going at a comfortable pace. Information about walks so far arranged is on another web page, with reports on walks that have already happened. It is not essential to tell the leader that you are intending to join him/her, but it might be sensible to make a phone call in advance in case of a possible change of arrangements. As with other St Luke's events, a donation towards patient care will be appreciated
We are very grateful to the walk leaders.
New Year's Day
In case you thought we'd forgotten, we're gathering again for the 4.2 miles Bentley Priory Circular Walk at 10.45am, setting off at 11am. There is a slightly shorter option. Meet at the car park at the top of Old Redding (next to The Case is Altered pub). Stout shoes or boots should be worn, because it is often muddy. Donation to hospice funds invited.
The Walks Committee welcome Janet Clow as a new member.
Congratulations to our four brave walkers who represented St Luke's in the Isle of Man Parish Walk. Dave Colvill, Gabriel Farmer, Tony Prothero and Richard Zachary between them covered an amazing 174 miles in a day.
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