Walking the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail – Choose your Challenge…


DTC2016_3With just six weeks until this year’s Discovery Trail Challenge, it’s time to choose your Challenge.

Will it be an 18-mile walk, mainly along the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s long-distance route?

Or would you rather form a team of 4 or 5 and walk just a few miles each as part of a relay?

Sam Barnes from the Tamar Valley AONB team says, “We know that walking 18 miles is a challenge for some, so this year we are offering an additional option of doing the Discovery Trail Challenge as a relay team.

Sam continues, “The route from Calstock to Lifton is easily broken up into sections with the usual checkpoints in between. Why not get together a team and take on a section each to raise money for this year’s charity, CHICKS?”

The sections are:

Calstock Quay to Gunnislake Newbridge – 4 miles

Gunnislake Newbridge to The Royal at Horsebridge – 5 miles

The Royal at Horsebridge to Milton Abbot church – 4 miles

Milton Abbot church to Kelly House – 2.5 miles

Kelly House to Lifton (location TBC) – 3 miles

OR Milton Abbot church to Lifton – 5.5 miles

The entry fee will remain at £20 per team (maximum of 5 per team). There is no minimum sponsorship that you have to reach.

The Discovery Trail Challenge will take place on Saturday 2nd July.

Along the trail there will be refreshment stops, First Aid stations and transport at the end to take walkers back to Calstock after the walk.

CHICKS is a national children’s charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK. The charity has retreats in Devon, Cornwall and Derbyshire.

To book your place, or for further details, please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team, 01822 835030 or email bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk by Friday 20th June.


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