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New long distance walk devised

Posted 23 June 2010
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New long distance walk devised
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Those who like to go walking over long distances may be inspired by a member of the Wainwright Society who has conjured up a trek from Norfolk to Hadrian's Wall.

Despite being in his 80s, Ron Scholes is planning to set off today (June 23rd) on a 426-mile route he has thought up that will take him from his home to the Roman wall in 31 days.

He will be getting sponsorship for his trek to help the Wainwright Society Waymarking Fund, which is designed to pay for the introduction of waymarks on the Pennine Way.

Mr Scholes will encounter a number of established long distance routes along the way, such as the Norfolk Coastal Path, the Yorkshire Wolds Way, the Coast to Coast Walk, the Pennine Way and the Hadrian's Wall Path.

Those wishing to pick up a walking pole and undertake a long distance walk may wish to pick up some walking gear from their nearest Go Outdoors store.

The Wainwright Society was formed in 2002 with the intention to promote the love of walking fostered by author Alfred Wainwright, with famous members including mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and Wainwright Walks presenter Julia Bradbury.

Posted by Elaine Arthur