New Year's Day Walk 2018

New Year's Day Walk around Wellington College woods, Crowthorne

On 1 January 2018, families from in and around Crowthorne in Berkshire will brave icy weather for a traditional New Year’s Day walk that raises funds for Rotary charities. 

Now in its 11th year, the walk is organised by volunteers from Crowthorne & Sandhurst Rotary.  It takes place from 11:00 to 14:00 and follows a flat, two-mile route through woodlands on the estate of the independent school, Wellington College, at Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6DP.

Entrance for adults is £3 (cash only – no cards), while there is no charge for children. There is a special children’s trail to keep younger ones occupied along the route, and walkers with dogs on leads are welcome. Walking shoes are recommended, particularly if it rains the night before.

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 are donated to the Rotary Clubs’ charities.

Recipients of donations from the Berkshire Club have included the Crowthorne charity, COATS, Children in Need, Crowthorne Brownies’ new HQ Fund and Sandhurst Scouts. Donations are made annually for student prizes at Edgbarrow and Sandhurst Schools.

There are further details about the walk at or 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.

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