Spring into action at this year’s Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk

HAS the spring weather tempted you to step out in the countryside?

That is the question posed by Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk organiser John Hopley, and, if the answer is ‘yes’, he says you should sign up for this year’s walk on Sunday, May 8.

The walk passes through some of the area’s finest and most scenic countryside.

The bluebells will soon be out and the woods will be in full leaf.

“In recent years the paths that the route follows have been much improved and muddy stretches are a thing of the past,” said John.


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The charity trek starts at Campus West Car Park and the route goes through Sherrardswood and along the Ayot Greenway.

A short route cuts down to the Lee Valley path, while the long route makes an extended loop via Shaw’s Corner.

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Both routes take in the ford at Waterend before returning to the Campus via Brocket Park.

John Perrin, chairman of the organising committee, said “We are expecting more people than ever to walk this year.

“You don’t need sponsorship to walk, just pay the entry fee and walk – all the proceeds go to charity.

“The more people that walk the better.

“Of course many people use the walk to raise money via sponsorship for their own favourite charities and we welcome and encourage that.”

He added: “The walk has raised more than �250,000 for charity over the years.

“This year more charities than ever are looking for help – you can help by rising to the challenge and have a good day out in our lovely countryside at the same time.”

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