Type of post: Public News Item
Sub-type: Miscellaneous
Posted By: Hazel Green
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 29 Mar 2021
At the end of last week we reached the outskirts of Scarborough having walked in excess of 3,000 miles over the last 4 weeks! A bright sunny start to the final 3 days. Wouldn't it be lovely if we really were sitting overlooking Scarborough beach as Margaret was back in 2019!

Nevertheless, our walks around Basingstoke and beyond have taken us to many beautiful and unusual places as the photos show. We have discovered new walks, perhaps pushed ourselves just that little bit more or been surprised at how far we actually walk in our normal daily routine.

We have walkers around the country joining us and has been good to get their photos of the areas where they have been walking.

Leaving Scarborough we went further north along the coast to Jarrow then headed inland working our way west and south to the Yorkshire Dales. We meandered through many small villages and towns including Skipton, Haworth and Hebden Bridge. Continuing south we explored the Peak District, through Holmfirth, Eyam and Bakewell.

Although Great Britain is a relatively small country the landscape is very varied and there are some really beautiful places.

Avoiding the large towns we walked on towards Oxford from where we headed to Winchester, the first capital of England back in Roman times. From here it was just a short distance back to Carnival Hall in Basingstoke.

The Mayor, Cllr Diane Taylor and her Consort, Andy Taylor met us at Memorial Park by the Council Offices and welcomed us back.

31 days of walking; around 60 walkers of all ages covering 4,124.87 miles; £1,805 raised for
Sebastian's Action Trust with more still to come. We will update the target regularly.

From all of us in Basingstoke Ladies' Choir to all our walkers and to everyone who has supported us with donations and sponsorship, many, many thanks.

Do take a look at all the lovely photos that have been sent in.

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