Friday, 19 July 2013

Sponsored Walk for Broadway Update 2

Just in case you've missed out, I'm currently walking the thick end of 200 miles across England from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire hoping to raise money for the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway's extension to Broadway.

Details of the walk can be found here and also at the end of this article.

What can you do?  Well, unlike me for a couple of weeks, you can just sit back, relax and take it easy.  Oh, and if you happen to have a few quid burning a hole in your pocket, you could choose to sponsor me too.

Please send cheques to:
Steve Sperring (Fund Raising Director)
Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Toddington Railway Station
GL54 5DT

Please make cheques payable to GWRT with ‘Ray O’Hara’ written on the back.

So, here is the update:

I have made it to: Gunnerside (between Keld & Reeth)

I have covered approximately 96 miles so far.

The weather since the last update has been: warm but not excessively so. 

After an excellent day out last Saturday on the 8F with Andy & Paul.  1 piece of ballast collected to carry to St Bees.
Me at 'mile zero' St Bees
The cloudy summit of Helvellyn, just before the thunder & lightning started, forcing me to beat a hasty retreat from the summit.

So far so good, on track and over half way there. Unfortunately the weather is about to change to heavy rain for the next couple of days. Amber weather warning for tomorrow.

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