The Annual Wade Walk 2022
Our annual Wade Walk raises money for one or more main local charities and for local community needs.
1 THE WADE WALK is a family event in two parts which follows the route of a General Wade road.. The long walk from Silver Bridge to Dingwall is apptox 14 miles long while the short walk from Strathpeffer (Blackmuir Woods) is about 6 miles in length. Both will take you through fabuloius scenery in both woodland and open country. The views are magnificent, especially when looking across to Strathpeffer and the mountains beyond. Our only condition is that you raise a minimum sponshorship amount of £40 --- it is, after all, not only a fun event, but also a means of raising money for the charity listed below.
Over the past 25 years the Walk has raised more than £100,000 for the local branches of charities like Crossroads Care, Highland Hospice, CHAS, Maggie's Highland, Alzheimers Scotland and many more.
This year (2021), the main charity to benefit from the Wade Walk would have been Young Carers, Ross-shire. The money we donate would help to support those young people ---some as young as 6 or 7 --- who are tasked with being the main carer for a family member; usually, but not always, a parent.
It's easy to take part. Buses take you to your choice of starting point and refreshments are provided in Dingwall when you return.
3 Participants are well catered for thorughout. First aid is provided at every checkpoint and mobile radios operated by Invdefrness Radio keep the marshalls in constant touch with the control desk in Dingwall.
Local charities, schools, individuals and many other good causes will also benefit through the year.
The pandemic has prevented us from managing the Walk and the Run this year, but
WHY NOT JOIN US in 2022. SATURDAY 4 JUNE IS THE DATE .
if the current Corona crisis continues we may have to change the date agaain so please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more detailed and updated information.