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2013 Hutton Roof Fell Race & Country Fair

Hutton Roof Fell Race and Country Fair

Hutton Roof Fell Race and Country Fair

“This Saturday is our Fell Race at Hutton Roof, weather forecast is looking in our favour so why not come along. For those of you which came 2 years ago the Hen Racing is BACK this year and along with many other things to see and do. There is a free car park which we ask for a donation, it is located across the road from the church.” Andrew Newton

Come along and enjoy or take part, it is always fun for the whole family. Need a cottage try http://tinyurl.com/c8oya9v

Keen-sponsored hill clean-up will take place in Peak and Lake District’s

John McHale, Reporter

Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to clean up the environment and join in action pursuits for a second year.

The Respect the Mountains Envirotrek Mountain Clean-Up sponsored by outdoor brand Keen, will this year take place at two venues.

A June clean-up in the Peak District will be followed a week later in the Lake District.

Clean up participants from a p-revious Envirotrek event
Clean up participants from a previous Envirotrek event

Participants will join in the clean-up in the morning and then will be provided with lunch before enjoying their choice of outdoor activities.

The Peak District event will be based at Castleton and the Lakeland one at Keswick.

A Keen spokesperson said: “Group leaders are allocated and all participants will be provided with cleaning and safety equipment and fully briefed with a safety talk.

“The clean-up finishes at around 12.30pm, with volunteers being rewarded for their mornings’ efforts with a hearty lunch – soup and bread in Lake District, a barbecue in the Peak – on the hillside.

“Participants get to spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying a range of fun outdoor pursuits organised by the Envirotrek leaders. In the Peak District this will include caving, climbing, rope activities and a ridge walk, whilst the Keswick event will feature climbing, canoeing and gill scrambling.

“There’s also a chance to win some great prizes including Keen footwear and gifts for the quirkiest litter found on the hill, with the day’s event closing at approximately 4pm.”

The English gatherings are part of a series of mountain clean-up events held across various European mountain destinations since 2009 including Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and France.

The Keen spokesperson said: “With an estimated 16 million visitors to the Lakes and an incredible 22 million scheduled to visit the Peak District this year alone, the environmental footprint is considerable and so popular mountain destinations are becoming increasingly in need of on-the-ground action to clear them of waste in order to maintain their natural beauty and enjoyment for generations to come.

“Envirotrek helps to address this need, drawing together tourists, local communities and businesses to give something back to their environment while enjoying some playtime in the great outdoors.

“Through last year’s Envirotrek initiatives, more than 750kg of rubbish was cleared in 1,000 hours across five European countries.”

Anyone interested in taking part should register online at the Respect the Mountains or Keen websites.

The clean-ups will take place on 16 and 23 June.

An entrance fee of £9 is payable locally on the day. Children with a responsible adult are welcome; the fee for ages up to 12 is £4.50.

Keen said if you bought a pair of Keen footwear since August 2012 registration is free.

More details are on the two websites.

Walking the parks to help others with MS in Jane Tomlinson challenge – More Wakefield News – Wakefield Express

Walking the parks to help others with MS in Jane Tomlinson challenge

By Don Mort

A man who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago is determined to help others with the condition in a series of charity walks.

Cottage Holiday Group - Lake District

Kahn Johnson, 39, is taking the Jane Tomlinson National Park Challenge, which will see him complete walks in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.

Journalist Mr Johnson, of Hollingthorpe Lane, Hall Green, has been told by doctors he is likely to need a wheelchair within the next decade for his condition.

He said he was determined to take up the challenge while he still can to raise cash for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mr Johnson, whose illness often leaves him with severe pains in his legs, said: “I am really looking forward to the walks because the countryside and landscapes are stunning but I know my legs will hurt like hell afterwards.

“Still, no pain no gain and it’s something I have to do to raise money for charity. It will be quite an effort but it will be worth it.”

Profits from the challenge will go to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, the legacy of the late fundraiser who completed a series of tough endurance feats despite suffering from incurable cancer.

Walkers are also encouraged to raise funds for a charity of their choice.

Mr Johnson, a page designer with Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus newspaper, will enter the  Triple Trekker challenge with his wife Izzy.

The couple will be accompanied by their two dogs.

Mr Johnson said: “Three years ago I ran the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k and the London 10k back to back but there’s no way my legs would let me run like that now.

“So when I read about the launch of the National Park Challenge it seemed a good alternative.”

The Triple Trekker Challenge is made up of three walks ranging from 12 to 14 miles in the Peak District on Sunday April  28, the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday, August 18 and the Lake District on Sunday September 8.

To find out more about The National Park Challenge, log on to http://www.walkforall.com

To sponsor Mr Johnson, log on to http://www.justgiving.com/offwetoddle

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