Join Keynsham walkers on Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need

October 07 2017
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A Keynsham walking group is hoping to host its biggest outing yet as part of the Countryfile Ramble in aid of BBC Children in Need.

A Keynsham walking group is hoping to host its biggest outing yet as part of the Countryfile Ramble in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Thousands of people are set to take part in sponsored walks across the country over the weekend of October 14 and 15 and local people will be able to join Keynsham Walkers
are Welcome to support the cause.

The group is leading a four-mile walk from Keynsham on Sunday, October 15, along the River Avon to Hanham and up to Cleeve Woods, following a route devised by Keynsham and Saltford Local History Group.

People of all ages – and their dogs – are welcome to join the event, meeting at 10am at the café in the Memorial Park, where donations to Children in Need will be collected. Walkers can also arrange their own sponsorship if they wish.

Keynsham Walkers are Welcome chair Dave Johnson said: “Both myself, the chairman, and Dawn Drury, our secretary, were watching Countryfile and saw the feature on the forthcoming Countryfile Ramble in aid of Children in Need, and both decided that it was a worthwhile venture that suited the Walkers are Welcome concept.

“With lots of help from local organisations and businesses we hope to get a good response for a charity that captures everybody's imagination.”

The Keynsham walk will be officially registered with the Countryfile Ramble initiative, which will also see its presenters heading out on walks across the UK – including one in Bristol led by Adam Henson on the Sunday evening.

People joining the Walkers are Welcome walk will need suitable footwear and outdoor clothing. There are no stiles along the route but dogs must be kept on leads as walkers will pass through fields with livestock.

More information is available from Dave Johnson on 07866 440968, at wrwkeynsham@outlook.com or online at http://e-voice.org.uk/keynshamwalkersarewelcome/

Since 2015 the Countryfile Ramble has raised £2.3million.