Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All series has established itself as a key part of our renowned events calendar. With highly successful walks in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, the last series alone saw over 2,500 people taking to the countryside to do their bit for charities close to their hearts.
There are three walks to choose from taking place throughout 2013:
Peak District Walk – Sunday 28th April 2013
Home to the infamous Kinder Scout, the Peak District Walk in the Hope Valley takes in the area’s most striking scenery, including Win Hill Pike and Edale, with a choice of three varied routes and terrains that are suitable for all abilities.
The Dambuster: Walkers will enjoy 25 miles of magnificent scenery over the valleys and Ladybower Reservoir and will trek across Jacob’s Ladder and Mam Tor.
The Hope & Glory: Marvel at the panoramic views over Edale Valley and beyond before making your way along the spectacular ridge to Hollins Cross on this 14-mile route.
The Mini Trekker: A 5-mile circular walk encompassing the charming towns of Hope and Castleton.
Extra train services from Manchester and Sheffield to Hope will be provided by Northern Rail for those taking on the medium or short walks. Discounted return fares will be available to purchase when participants register online with all ticket sales going to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival – Sunday 18th August 2013
A range of breath-taking views across the Dales, including that of two of the three peaks, awaits those who sign up to take on any of the walks on offer in this superb challenge.
Hard as Dales: A glorious 28-mile route that takes you past the beautiful limestone cliff of Malham Cove and across Fountain’s Fell where you can absorb the spectacle of Ingleborough and climb Pen-y-ghent.
The Blockbuster: Incredible panoramic views over Malhamdale make the 14-mile route and the 418-step climb up Malham Cove worth the challenge.
The Rocky Road: A smaller route but a not-so-small challenge. This beautiful 5-mile walk takes you right through the heart of Attermire Scar before making they make the exquisite descent back into Settle.
Once again, Northern Rail will be providing extra train services from Leeds to Settle for those taking on the medium or short walks. Discounted return fares will be available to purchase when your participants register online with all ticket sales going to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Lake District Walking Festival – Sunday 8th September 2013
Ramblers will delve right into the heart of the Lake District! This festival is a spectacular showcase of Lake Windermere that is not to be missed with three exciting and challenging walks around the classic, countryside home of Beatrix Potter.
The Colossal: Breath-taking views of Newby Bridge, Ambleside and Windermere are on offer in this 22-mile picturesque walk. When you’ve conquered the distance, you will have the option to begin your journey home with a relaxing cruise across Lake Windermere back to your cars.
The Rambleside: Sail across Lake Windermere to start the 13-mile hike where incredible sights from the top of Latterbarrow await you. Once you’ve completed the trek, you can opt to cruise back to where you started with Lake Windermere Cruises where you’ll be ready for your onward journey home.
The Lakeside Potter: This is a picture-perfect, 5-mile walk suitable for all the family.
Prices start from £8 per person and walkers will receive a well-marshalled route, a downloadable route guide, an emergency pack and a unique finisher’s medal to tell everyone ‘you did it!’
There’s also the opportunity to purchase additional extras when you register online such as; a pre-walk breakfast, packed lunch, return train journey (Peaks and Dales walks only), boat ride (Lakes only) and a finisher’s t-shirt.
If one walk is not enough of a challenge, why not be a part of our first ever National Park Challenge? Set your own trek by choosing from either The Gauntlet – taking on the three longest walks in the series – or The Triple Trekker – a package that will see you walk the three middle routes.
Walkers can raise sponsorship for any charity of their choice whilst enjoying a fabulous day out in the Great British countryside with family, friends and even the dog!
For more information visit www.walkforall.com