The NWR Walk

“Making strides together”

1 to 14 October 2022

It is time to get out your walking boots (or comfortable trainers) as NWR challenges its members to collectively walk the distance between our most southerly group and our most northerly group over a two-week period in October 2022.  

That is a very long way, I hear you say!  We are not going to ask you to walk the entire 628 miles between Roseland in Cornwall and Bridge of Don in Northern Scotland.  Read on to find out how…

How?

We are asking members go on a walk together (it is up to you where you walk and how far) and record how many miles (or part of a mile) you have walked.  It is recommended that groups nominate a ‘Walk Organiser’ who will organise the walk and submit their total miles to the office – the NWR office will add them all together to create a grand total of miles walked.

The only rule – at least two NWR members must be on the walk.  Non-members are welcome to join you – in fact, we would encourage it as an opportunity to spread the word about how great NWR is.

Not sure how many miles you have walked?  An educated guess is fine!

When?

The walks are to take place during the first two weeks of October 2022, the deadline for submitting the miles walked to the office will be Sunday 16th October 2022.

During this time the office will post regular updates on the website enabling us to all monitor how far NWR members have walked.  How far will we get? Walk Organisers – be sure to log your miles as soon as you’ve completed them so we can find out!

The NWR Walk Planning Pack

The downloadable pack provides further details about the NWR Walk for members and includes a section for Walk Organisers.

Registering your group and logging miles walked

The NWR office requests that Walk Organisers register that their group is taking part. 

It would be helpful if you could let us know by 21 September 2022, but you can still take part in the walk without registering, so don’t worry if you forget!

A link to the online form through which you can log the miles walked will be placed here on 1 October 2022.

Any questions?

Take a look at the FAQs below or email Cath Heslop at [email protected]

FAQs

If a walk has members from more than one NWR group, which group claims the miles?

This can be agreed locally, but it is recommended that the walk organiser logs all the miles for the walkers in the walk she organised regardless of which group they are from.

Can a group do a few short walks instead of one big walk?

Yes! There is no requriement to walk a minimum number of miles and you can go on as many walks as you want. The miles can be logged if there is at least one NWR member with you (ie. at least two NWR members together on the walk).