A new challenge, known as The Great Wiltshire Walk, is an event organized to support the Julia’s House and help them to raise money for the care and treatment of children and their families under the hospice care. The event will be held on the 20th of July, 2019.
The walk, which will start at 7:30 AM, is set to be about 26 miles across Wiltshire. Both the starting and the finishing line will be at The King’s Arms in All Cannings. The walk is made by Chris Lyne, a Wiltshire guide, who has been going around Wiltshire for over 30 years. He said that the route he developed will let the walker experience not only Wiltshire’s rich history and culture but also that of England as a whole.
From All Cannings, the route will take you to the Kennett and Avon Canal, the very location of the Battle of Roundway, one of the highlights of the English Civil War. Then, you will get to pass by the famous Cherhill White Horse and will also see the wonder of Wiltshire’s countryside villages. Then, you will get to experience going to Neolithic burial grounds and also the UNESCO heritage site, the Avebury, which is known for its stone circle.
The registration to the Great Wiltshire Walk event is only for £30. A single entry will include perks like a Julia’s House t-shirt, access to refuel stops with free snacks and water, first aid and medical assistance, and dedicated support from a Julia’s House event team staff. Walk finishers will be greeted with a free glass of prosecco, hog roast, and celebratory music at the finish line. Medals will also be awarded to all finishers.
Hannah Miller, Julia’s House Events Manager said that they have been holding a similar event in Dorset, known as the Jurassic Trek for 4 years already. Every year their event is successful, which led them to organize the same in north Wiltshire.