JUST turn up and walk off the Christmas pudding – that’s the message from Knowle and Dorridge Lions who are inviting everyone to pull on their boots for their Festive Walk on Wednesday, December 27 from Baddesley Clinton National Trust property.
Celebrating the walks 25th year, the Lions hope hundreds of walkers will turn out and help raise funds for two deserving nominated charities – Headway (Birmingham and Solihull) and the recently opened West Midlands Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull as well as a variety of other local causes.
“What better way to shake off the excesses of Christmas than to get together with family and friends for a walk in the country,” said organsising Lion James Dawes.
“We hope to welcome a record number of walkers and exceed last year’s tremendous £13,000 raised for charity.”
There will be a choice of four circular sign-posted walks – a 1.4-mile mini, 3.9-mile short, 5.4-mile medium and a 10.7-mile festive challenge, around the surrounding Warwickshire countryside along country lanes, towpaths and footpaths.
Walkers should note that they may start as early as 8.30am this year and due to parking restrictions they should fill up their cars with friends and relatives before they come.
Those wishing to tackle the 10.7 mile challenge should ensure they are ready to start by 10:30am, as all walkers are advised to return to Baddesley by 3pm.
For more details and to register free visit www.knowleanddorridgeLions.com/walk now.
Baddesley Clinton House and Gardens will be open for walkers to view free and there will be mince pies and mulled wine for all to enjoy after their walk