Pembrokeshire Coast Path hosts WaterAid walkPosted: 2009-06-09
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Here's a good way to combine giving to a worthwhile charity while simultaneously enjoying great exercise in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is joining the SouthWest Coast Path in hosting the third annual Coast Along for WaterAid charity walk.
WaterAid is an international charity which aims to bring drinking water to some of the poorest people on earth. This year's walk takes place on Saturday 12 September 2009. Here are the details:
This year we need the support of even more walkers, ramblers and runners to achieve our challenge: to get at least one team walking on each of the 96 paths and raise over £100,000 for WaterAid.
In 2009 we have extended the event to include 185 miles of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path in South Wales as well as the original 630 mile South West Coast Path.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path has been divided into 26 sections of between four and 15 miles in length. Each section is graded as easy, moderate, strenuous or severe, so walkers can choose a path that suits their level of fitness. There is something for everybody: for families, ramblers, long-distance walkers and even marathon runners. Some of the path sections are suitable for use by wheelchairs and buggies.
If you would like to take part, we ask that each team member aims to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship for WaterAid, with family teams or children raising whatever they can. To help, every team will have the option of setting up an online sponsor page or receiving a team or individual sponsor form to print out.
We’ll be with you every step of the way!
Can't make it on 12 September? No problem, there are other opportunities to help. What about joining the Severn Trent Mountain Walk or Cycle Challenge on 11 July 2009? You can walk or cycle through some of the most glorious scenery in the Peak District and raise money for WaterAid at the same time. For more information and to register, visit www.wateraid.org/.
WaterAid is a registered charity (number 288701 in England and Wales and SC039479 in Scotland)
I invite all readers of the Heritage Traveler to consider taking part. You'll be enjoying some brilliant walking areas, and at the same time you'll also have the chance to do some real good in the world.