Sign up for Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City Rotary Walk 2016

PUBLISHED: 12:24 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:25 09 March 2016

The start of the Rotary Walk

The start of the Rotary Walk


It’s time to sign up for the annual Rotary Charity Walk in Welwyn Garden City

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Spring is here and the countryside is once again in bud.

A sure sign that it is time to get the walking shoes out in readiness for the annual Rotary Charity Walk.

This year’s walk, once again supported by the Welwyn Hatfield Times, takes place on Sunday, April 17.

John Hopley, chairman of the walk organising committee, said: “This is a little earlier than usual so as to avoid clashes with St George’s Day parades but we are still sure to catch the bluebells.”

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This year there will be a grand start at 9.30am when the mayor, Councillor Lynne Sparks, will set the walkers off from the Campus West Car Park in Welwyn Garden City.

The three circular routes take in the glorious countryside towards Ayot St Lawrence.

The long route is approximately 11 miles and the shorter one is about six miles.

For those who want an even shorter route, there is an easy two mile route along the wide disused railway footpath through Sherrardspark Wood to The Red Lion Pub and back.

Walk organisers have also arranged an alternative route in the eventuality of inclement weather causing problems with the normal routes.

A spokesman for the Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City Rotary Clubs, who organise the event, said: “We are delighted to have support this year from Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, Quadrant Design & Print Solutions, Citrus Design and the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

“This support means that all monies raised will go to charity.

“This walk is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to raise funds for a charity of their own choice.

“A number of eager supporters have already signed up for the event.

“We hope that everyone will turn out and walk to support our initiative and the many deserving charities in the area.”

If you don’t wish to raise sponsorship, just turn up on the day and walk as your entry fee will go to charity.

Entry forms and additional information are available from the charity walk’s website at

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