Stepping up for the Bridgnorth Walk

The late May Bank Holiday delivered the perfect weather for this year’s Bridgnorth Lions Walk: grey and mild! The event attracted more than 500 intrepid walkers to tramp towards Cleobury North before scaling Brown Clee and returning through Ditton Priors.

The adult walk is 22 miles long, but there are variations for walkers with littler (or older!) legs. The junior and senior routes bypass Brown Clee but still offer a challenging walk – and there were plenty of walkers keen to test their mettle and raise money for their choice of charities.
Andrew Simmons won the men’s and overall title, and Charles Foxall the over 40s course; Holly Bingham won for the women, with Emma Cottam taking the over 40s title. For the juniors, Archie Wickens took the boys’ title and Louise Jones the girls’.

Organiser Chris Aked says, “The walkers raised more than £105,000 – a fantastic achievement! In addition, Bridgnorth Lions Club raised several thousand pounds for its own charity funds.
“We’re always open to suggestions for improvements and look forward to making the event even better next year!”

Images courtesy of Allan Macmillan – visit kovotography.co.uk/bridgnorthwalk to view and purchase photographs

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