Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk for LOROS - September 2018

Published on 5th December 2017

If you like walking and beautiful countryside you can’t get many better walks in the world than the 192 mile Wainwright Coast to Coast trek.

Anyone who has been inspired by Alfred Wainwright’s walks, or the TV series with Julia Bradbury, may be interested in taking up the challenge of joining a team from LOROS in walking in Wainwright’s footsteps on the Coast to Coast Trek.

Wainwright loved good views from heights so you shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that the route from St Bees in Cumbria through to Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire is somewhat hilly! Alt text

The route will be completed over 14 challenging days, averaging about 14 miles per day, and takes you through some of the best countryside in the UK, including the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the remote North Yorkshire Moors.

LOROS Senior Fundraiser, Adrian Walker is aiming to complete his lucky thirteenth Coast to Coast Walk in September 2018 and is looking for up to 10 other walkers to help fundraise for LOROS.

The cost to participate is approximately £650 which covers all travel, food and accommodation and walkers are also asked to pledge to raise at least £1,000 for LOROS by fundraising and sponsorship.

The accommodation is a mixture of youth hostels, bed and breakfasts and hotels along the route and with a volunteer support driver being available to transport the main luggage and help should walkers get into any difficulty.Alt text

Adrian Walker, along with other volunteers, organises training walks to ensure walkers gain the fitness and pace sufficient to complete the walk comfortably with no injuries. The walks also take place in all weathers so that kit can be tested before the main trek.

Adrian said: “This walk gives participants the opportunity to get fit, learn about map and compass skills, learn first aid/survival tips, raise funds for a great local charity, LOROS, and achieve immense satisfaction in completing one of the best long distance walks available in the UK.

“People travel from all parts of the world to walk the famous Coast to Coast route including Australia, America, Canada and we even made friends with a couple from Hawaii! This really is a must do event to tick off your bucket list.”

Anyone interested in taking part in this exciting challenge should contact Adrian Walker on (0116) 231 8431 or email AdrianWalker@loros.co.uk

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