Lake Windermere will come to life on the 9th September 2012, as thousands participate in the Jane Tomlinson Walk For All. Following on from Walk For All’s great success in their previous walking events in the Yorkshire Dales 2011 and the Peak District in April this year, they are welcoming a new walk though Lake Windermere to host the next Lake District Walking Festival.
Whilst creating three walks of varying distances, making it suitable for everyone, as well as taking in the fascinating views along the way, the routes have been designed to be ecologically friendly, thanks to the support from the Lake District National Park. The shortest route is the 4.5 mile walk, although it can be seen just as equally challenging as the longer ones because it involves a climb to High Skelghyll, granting that the views of the Lake are undoubtedly worth it! The medium distance is 13 miles long, including fantastic views of your beautiful surroundings, and if you fancy a longer walk, take the challenge of the 18 mile route, perfect for showcasing Lake Windermere at its best.
Participants are encouraged to take part in support of their chosen charity and walk the miles for a charity close to their heart.
The Lake District Walk For All is supported by a number of kind sponsors: Lake District National Park, Nurture Lakeland, Fix the Fells, North-West Evening Mail and BBC Radio Cumbria.
To register or for more information please visit their website www.forallevents.co.uk
About the Jane Tomlinson Appeal
Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events was set up by the late Jane Tomlinson CBE (1964-2007) and her family in 2007. Jane was from Leeds and she was diagnosed with an incurable cancer in 2000. She was a very determined woman who helped to raise money for various children’s and cancer charities across the UK and the Globe. The incredible woman participated in a great number of endurance challenges to raise money for charity, despite her illness and pain. Jane took part in several marathons, an Ironman Triathlon and a 4,800 mile bike ride across America, before her death in September 2007. Overall, she had raised a fantastic £1.85 million for charity.
All profits from Walk For All go directly to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal along with other charity partners which differ between events and location. The charity so far has raised over £3.5 million, and now Mike Tomlinson and his three children have a future aim of raising £5 million, so get your walking boots out, have fun with family and friends and raise money to contribute, giving them an extra step towards meeting their £5 million target to be put to good use for those in need!