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Following the success of the 2017 event ‘Walk 20 Miles for 20 Years of Care’ Challenge, where almost 200 participants took part and raised £66,000, Hospice at Home are once again looking for walkers of all abilities to take part in the event this year.
On Saturday 2nd June there will not only be the opportunity to complete a challenging route covering 20 miles of stunning Lake District scenery with 10 summits, but also a shorter route of 11 miles and five summits, or for those who prefer a low level route, the 9 mile Wildlife Wander has also been introduced.
The 20 Challenge starts from Braithwaite Institute, and participants will climb Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head and Robinson in the morning and a refreshment stop will be provided at Buttermere. In the afternoon, participants will head for Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill, Sail and Barrow before a triumphant arrival back to Braithwaite Institute, to a warm welcome by Keswick Charity Volunteers and well-deserved refreshments. The option to take part in the 11 Miles, five summits route is also available with transport included for the return journey to Braithwaite Institute.
The Wildlife Wander has been introduced this year. This is a 9 mile guided, low level walk for people of all ages to enjoy. The route will take you along Newlands Beck and the Catbells Terrace, along the shore of Derwentwater and through the beautiful Lingholm Estate where a visit to the spectacular Walled Garden will take place, before returning across farmland to Braithwaite.
This flagship event has once again been sponsored by Story Homes. Teams of two participants or more are being welcomed to enter this exciting challenge. This could be a team building opportunity for businesses or a great day out for friends and families.
Funds raised will go directly to Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland (Hospice at Home), who provide high quality care and support for adults who have palliative and end of life care needs, and also for their families and carers.