Entries are flooding in for this year’s picture perfect Peak District Walk which is on course to raise much-needed cash for deserving causes.
With less than three months to go, walkers of all abilities are preparing to tackle the event on Sunday 28th April which includes three different routes – the 25-mile Dambuster, the 14-mile Hope and Glory and 5-mile Mini Trekker.
Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All, the event is back for a second year after a hugely-successful 2012 debut in which around 1,000 people took part.
Hundreds have already signed up for this Spring’s event which is one of the centrepieces of Walk for All’s new Wake Up To Walking campaign – a new drive to encourage people to discover the great outdoors in a fun and safe environment.
The scenic courses will take walkers past spectacular sights including the Ladybower Reservoir, the Edale Valley, Jacobs Ladder, The Lord’s Seat and Mam Tor, and will again take place during the popular Peak District Walking & Outdoor Festival.
Sara Birkinshaw, Walk For All’s events director, said: “We were delighted with the success of last year’s Peak District Walk and lots of people are already looking forward to this year’s event – we’ve had entries from couples and individuals right up to whole families and teams of work colleagues.
“With walks ranging from 5 miles to 25 miles, there is a route to suit all abilities and everyone can enjoy the stunning scenery of this wonderful national park. It is really encouraging that so many people are showing such enthusiasm for this year’s walk and it should be a fantastic day.”
Proceeds walk entry fees will go to Jane Tomlinson Appeal – the legacy set up in the name of the inspirational fundraiser and campaigner of the same name. Walkers are encouraged, however, to choose to raise money for one of the Walk’s partner charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Edale Mountain Rescue, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the Breast Cancer Campaign, Diabetes UK, Heart Research UK, the RSPCA,
Sheffield Hospitals, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
The Peak District Walk is once again being staged with the support of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, the area’s official tourist board, and is supported by Northern Rail, the Yorkshire Post, the Peak District National Park Authority and Magic FM.
To sign up for the Peak District Walk go to http://www.forallevents.co.uk/walk-for-all/ Entry fees range from £8 to £20.