Surrey 3 Peaks Saturday 28th September 2013
A marathon walk that keeps on going
The epic walk through the Surrey Hills that is the Surrey 3 Peaks will be celebrating its 10th birthday in 2013.
Organised every year by the Surrey Care Trust, a local charity, to raise funds to support its work, this walk began in 2004 and continues to give participants a marvellous challenge; raising money for a great cause as well as taking them deep into the Surrey countryside with its many areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The event is sponsored for the third successive year by Broanmain Plastics, who mould plastic products in their factory near Dorking. Broanmain are very committed to supporting the local community and the Surrey 3 Peaks walk is a perfect fit as it takes place in the glorious countryside close to the company's base.
'Broanmain are delighted to be supporting this brilliant walk again. We are very lucky that our factory is situated in the Surrey Hills and this is a great way to get people to see and take advantage of this beautiful scenery, whilst raising money for this hard-working and deserving charity' say's Jo Davis, Director of Broanmain Plastics.
The demanding 26 mile circular trek will start and end in Holmbury St Mary and along the way will take in three peaks, White Hill, Box Hill and Leith Hill plus a couple of bonus ones, Norbury Park and The Nower, Breathtaking views of the South Downs, beautiful vistas from the outskirts of Dorking and interesting landmarks, including the Polesden Lacey estate and part of the historic market town of Dorking.
Routemaster Leslie Tisdall has been involved with the 3 Peaks for a number of years and says this year's route is probably the best one yet. "It will allow walkers to not only see the celebrated scenic points of Surrey but to also discover parts of the area that very few people even know about as they are so far off the beaten track. I have been involved with the walk for many years and enjoy it immensely. The fact it raises money for an important local cause is an added bonus.'
If 26 miles is a little too far then participants can have the option of doing a shorter challenge, walking the first half of the route.
There is no entry fee, but each walker is required to raise at least £125 in sponsorship. The proceeds will support the Surrey Care Trust, an independent charity supporting people in transforming their lives. The Trust runs education and training programmes for young people and adults, provides mentoring and counselling and offers volunteering opportunities as a way to learn new skills. The Trust also gives Crisis Grants to people in Surrey facing hardship.
To find out more about the event and register call 01483 412751
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013