Heavy snow fails to dampen spirits at festive walk around Baddesley Clinton - The Solihull Observer

Heavy snow fails to dampen spirits at festive walk around Baddesley Clinton

Solihull Editorial 2nd Jan, 2018   0

HEAVY snow and cold weather failed to dampen spirits at the 25th annual festive walk around Baddesley Clinton.

Despite heavy snow ontop of already water-logged fields and fewer walks being suggested as almost £3,500 was raised for Breast Cancer Haven and Headway, the two nominated charities, as well as local causes too.

The number of walkers was down on previous year’s, however nearly 800 hardy souls (and some dogs) braved the weather for the Lions Festive Walk from Baddesley Clinton.

Although four walks had been planned for this years event 10.7 miles, 5.2 miles, 3.9 miles and the mini walk of 1.4 miles, organisers recommended people only completed the mini walk.

However these suggestions didn’t put off some as more than 100 ventured out onto the longer walks.

James Dawes, this year event lead, said: “We have a great relationship with the National Trust at Baddesley Clinton and they helped us throughout the day in what were certainly challenging conditions.

“Our thanks go out to them, and the various other volunteers from the charities and wider community, without whom we could not stage such a popular event.”

Anyone unable to walk on the day may like to visit www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/walk where they may download the map of the walks to follow.

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