On 30 April I will be attending one of our largest walks which takes place in the stunning and remote Shropshire hills. The Round and About Walk has taken place for many years and is extremely popular with local walkers. Three years ago the organisers decided to join forces with our charity to help beat blood cancer after one of the organisers husbands sadly passed away to leukaemia.
The event - now in David Shirley’s memory - is a popular fixture in our walking calendar with between 200 – 300 ramblers and blood cancer supporters from far and wide travelling to help our cause.
The event starts in the charming town of Bishops Castle and is a circular walk over many the rolling hills and private areas not normally accessible to the general public. It follows part of Offa’s Dyke, The Shropshire Way, Bury Ditches and then goes through the private land of Walcott Estate.
This year the walk has been split into three so that you can Ramble over the full 22.5 miles from Bishop’s Castle to Clun for lunch and back again. Scramble 13 miles, starting at Bishops Castle and walking to Clun for lunch and then transported back to Bishop’s Castle. Amble 9 miles, being transported to Clun at mid-day for a spot of lunch and then walking back to bishops Castle.
The Ramble and Scramble walks start between 8.30 and 10.00, and the Amble between 13.00 and 14.00. A hearty vegetarian lunch and transport are included in the price which is £16 on line and £17 by post. If you have no one to walk with you are more than welcome to join me at 9.30am as I attempt to Ramble - full route!
If you would like to register to take part please click here.