They will walk 10,000 metres for charities in Cowbeech

Cowbeech Bonfire Society  will be holding the walk. Here some members are
Cowbeech Bonfire Society will be holding the walk. Here some members are

A sponsored walk is to take place in Cowbeech on May 3 which will give people the opportunity to fundraise for a charity of their choice.

People are invited to participate, attract sponsorship and then donate the funds to their chosen charity.

The event, named 10,000 metres Footpath March, which is organised by the Cowbeech Bonfire Society, follows a circular route using local rights of way.

It will start and finish at the Merrie Harriers Inn at Cowbeech.

The event takes place over several terrains including bluebell woods, fruit orchards and fields with livestock as well as a few short distances on quiet public roads.

The route will be marked out and has stewards at critical points and there will be a back up team to help anyone who needs assistance.

The route is about six miles in length. Organisers said there are stiles and uneven surfaces and the walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

Les Webb from the bonfire society said: “It is not a race but if any group, perhaps young sportspersons, would find walking to be too tame and would like to jog or run the distance they can be accommodated as long as they let the Cowbeech Bonfire Society know about their plans. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs as long as the countryside rules are respected, especially near young livestock. This is an opportunity for individuals or small groups to take part in an organised challenge to raise funds for any purpose.

“In the past it has been used by sports clubs to raise money for equipment, guides, scouts, cubs and brownies to fund activities and individuals to support their chosen charities. It’s a lovely, heathy walk and a great way to raise money.”

There is an entrance fee of £1 per walker but otherwise all the sponsorship raised and collected goes to your chosen good cause. Registration on the day is between 9am and 9.45am with the walk starting at 10am. If you would like to know more contact Les Webb on or drop in to the Merrie Harriers in Cowbeech for entry forms.