New Year's Day Walk 2023

Sun, Jan 1st 2023 at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

New Year's Day Walk around Wellington College woods, Crowthorne. Funds raised for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice and other local Rotary charities.

Date:               Sunday, 1st January 2023
Time:              Start your walk between 10:30 and 14:00
Venue:            Wellington College, Dukes Ride Crowthorne, RG45 6DP
Entrance:       £5 for adults; children 11 and under are free

Children:        Children’s trail competition
Parking:         Free parking
Refreshments: Bacon butties, vege option, hot tea/coffee, soft drinks
Tel:                     07470 179516 for more info

On 1 January 2023, families from in and around Crowthorne in Berkshire will start the New Year with what has become a bit of a tradition in the village.   

Hundreds of locals join in a New Year’s Day Walk, which is a flat, two-mile route through woods on the estate of the independent school, Wellington College, on Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6DP. 

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Bracknell.

Visitors can start their walk from 10:45 to 14:00 with a £5 entrance fee for adults. There is no charge for children 11 and under. An extra  theme for the children is a special trail where thay have to locate pictures and identify characters; they receive a certificate at the end of the walk. The theme of this year’s children’s trail is Superheroes.

The primary recipient of proceeds from this year's event will be Alexander Devine Children's Hospice. Recipients of donations from the Club in previous years includes Sandhurst Day Centre, Pilgrim Hearts in Bracknell, Wokingham CAB, Bracknell CAB Me2 Club, Senastian's Action Trust, Thames Hospice and Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Walkers with dogs on leads are welcome and walking shoes or wellies are recommended, particularly if it rains the previous evening.

Walkers can phone 07470 179516 for more information. In the event of adverse weather, walkers are advised to keep an eye on the Club’s website and Facebook page for updates or call 07470 179516.

“The New Year’s Day Walk has become a real community event,” says Richard Lindo, President of the Rotary Club of Crowthorne & Sandhurst

“It’s organised by Club members and volunteers with Wellington College kindly providing the venue. It’s affordable - with entrance and food prices set to be attractive - it focuses on families keeping active and all funds raised are donated to charity.

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“It’s also a great opportunity for anyone who has thought they might like to join Rotary to see what we do and to chat with our volunteers. Alternatively, they can call 07470 179516 or visit

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