Countdown to fun walk

SPRING hasn't quite sprung yet, but the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth has already begun receiving entries for its popular and now well-established annual Charity Fun Walk - this year on Sunday, May 17.

SPRING hasn't quite sprung yet, but the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth has already begun receiving entries for its popular and now well-established annual Charity Fun Walk - this year on Sunday, May 17.

In its eighth year, it is hoped, to the benefit of the 24 approved local charities taking part, to exceed last year's record sum of just over �19,379.67 raised by the 432 walkers (also a record), and take the total raised since 2002 to over �100,000.

The walk is a very relaxed affair, although people taking part must, of course, be medically fit to walk.

Its three routes run through the lanes, fields and woods of the delightfully quiet, beautiful and peaceful countryside in and around the Somerleyton Estate and are designed to appeal to every kind of walker from novice to expert, including the wheelchair-bound.


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Participants can choose to do the long walk (about 10 miles), the medium one (eight miles) or the short one (six miles) and while there are direction signs and marshals all along the way to ensure that nobody gets lost (maps are provided anyway) walkers can take as much time as they like to do it.

Free car parking is available close to the assembly and registration point, Waveney Grange Farm in Somerleyton, where all walks begin and end.

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When walkers return, hot soup and Norfolk shortcake will be provided and included in the entry fee.

Walkers are of all ages and come from all over adjacent areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

The entry fee for adults is only �5, 14-17-year-olds pay only �2 and under-14s go free although very young children must be in the company of a responsible adult and dogs are welcome providing they behave themselves.

Start is any time between 8.45am and 10.45am.

Full details are included in the Walk Pack, copies of which are now available. The number to ring is 01493 445659.

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