Record numbers enjoy perfect weather for festive walk - The Solihull Observer

Record numbers enjoy perfect weather for festive walk

Solihull Editorial 2nd Jan, 2019   0

THE 26th ANNUAL festive walk around Baddesley Clinton saw more than 2,000 walkers, and their dogs, raise much-needed funds for charity.

Fundraisers weren’t put off by parking issues or muddy footpaths and tracks as they helped raise around £9,000 for Sepsis UK, SoLO Life Opportunities and other local causes.

Organiser Lion James Dawes: “At least the weather remained dry this year and there was no repeat of the snow and slush which almost forced the cancellation last year for the first time in 25 years.

“It seems many families and groups have our walks on the festive calendar every year, eager to get out from behind the TV and away from the sales and get some fresh air and exercise to walk off the excesses of Christmas. All in a very good cause.

“One of the effects of attracting so many walkers on the day is the pressure it puts on the limited car parking at Baddesley Clinton, and the knock on effect to the nearby public roads.

“This is something we are aware of, and will review for future events. We do hope no-one was inconvenienced too much, and generally a good spirit was observed throughout the day”

“We work closely with the National Trust at Baddesley Clinton who have allowed us to use their facilities for 26 years now, we greatly appreciate their cooperation and assistance.”

Anyone unable to walk on the day can visit to download the map of the walks to follow.


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