LATEST NEWS UPDATE …….
Just this morning I received the following email from Jan:
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 9:18 AM
Subject: RE: Round Wales Coastal Walk 2010
I’m back, mission complete. Wonderful experience, never felt healthier.
At the grand age of 60 and after a lifetime of hard work, I am going to take 6 weeks off to undertake the walk of my lifetime. 630 miles around the Welsh coast, averaging just over 100 miles a week, to raise money for footpath construction at the Knucklas Castle Community Land Project.
Donations to this Community Project may still be made online at http://tinyurl.com/walescoastwalk
Facebook users … CLICK HERE for all the pictures of the Walk and to send YOUR “Welcome Back” message to Jan.
I love Wales. My mum, sister and son live there, and I visit whenever I can. It is, as Wynford Vaughan Thomas used to say, the most beautiful little country in the world. Its glories are understated and underappreciated. If my walk can make a little contribution to changing this, and bring more people to Wales to enjoy its fantastic coast, I’ll be pleased.
I’ve always loved walking, ever since I escaped suburban Portsmouth as a child to explore the South Downs. I’ve done some fantastic long distance walks including the English Coast to Coast, the Tour de Mont Blanc, and, most memorably, a walk through Wales that I improvised from Fishguard, along the Pembrokeshire Coast to Cardigan, then inland through the Cambrian Mountains, finishing at Cader Idris. But I’ve never walked for more than 2 weeks at a time before now.
Why raise funds for Knucklas Castle Community Land Project?
Mum – now almost 97 – lives in Knucklas and it’s been a good place for her, a warm and supportive community. Since she moved there in 1993 I’ve enjoyed walking onto the Castle and wondering about its history. The Project is unearthing that history, and helping conserve this important part of Radnorshire’s heritage. The Community Land Project has brought new energy and life to Knucklas, offering young people healthy outdoor activity and hope.
The money I raise through the walk sponsorship will enable the construction of footpaths to encourage people to access this beautiful spot from the new Community orchard.
Donations can still be made online at http://tinyurl.com/walescoastwalk
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Would YOU like to feel as healthy as Jan and do a sponsored walk to raise funds for our Community Project? We would love to hear from you. Contact our Secretary now.
It’s February, the snowdrops are blooming and there’s a few more apple trees to plant in the Knucklas Community Orchard. We have a few extra trees to plant and if you missed the first grand community orchard planting or simply LOVE planting trees, please contact us straight away (03 Feb.2010) … Continue reading →