On 1 January 2020, 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.
Thousands 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 7PT.
The event is organised by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Crowthorne & Sandhurst.
The event is known to some locals as the ‘Bacon Butty Walk’ as Rotary volunteers sell bacon butties, tea, coffee and soft drinks to walkers. Funds raised at the 2020 walk will be donated to The Salvation Army, Pilgrims Hearts and other Rotary charities.
Recipients of donations from the Rotary club in the past years included
The walk is held from 11:00 to 14:00 with a £3 entrance fee for adults (card payment available). There is no charge of children. A recent addition to the walk is a special trail for children who receive a certificate at the end of the walk. The theme of this year’s children’s trail is PIXAR.
Walkers with dogs on leads are welcome and walking shoes or wellies are recommended, particularly if it rains the previous evening.
Walkers can phone 07826 573509 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 07826 573509.
“The New Year’s Day Walk has become a real community event,” says Richard Lindo, Past President of the Rotary Club of Crowthorne & Sandhurst
It’s organised by volunteers with Wellington College kindly providing the venue. It’s affordable - with entrance and food prices having stayed the same for the fifth year - focuses on families keeping active and all funds raised are donated to charity.
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