Saturday afternoon, 10 June 2023: Nick is now safely back home in BW having walked about 530 miles, overcoming many obstacles and managed to get just south of Chicklade on the A303. He accepted a lift from Flora for the last 20 miles as he absolutely had to be back by this evening, 14 days after starting on the Scottish border.
It’s been an outstandingly magnificent effort and congratulations to him for such a mammoth feat. Thanks to everyone for all their support and encouragement and to all those who have helped Nick along the way, all 520 miles walked.
Pennine Way walked from N to S, approx 250 miles in 8 days (most walkers take at least a fortnight!) And then the length of the Peak District National Park, all in just 14 days to walk from the Scottish Border to home, 550 miles.Amazing determination!
Please come and help us prepare our green for the summer, from chopping back brambles to a bit of carpentry. There’s lots of jobs so please get in touch and bring your own tools. All ages and abiliities welcome. All volunteers are invited to a free BBQ at 2pm.
Also come to see how to use our new defibrillator (AED).
Last year Nick Brooke’s amazing 630-mile South West Coastal Path walk was a tremendous help in raising a sizeable chunk of the money required to buy the new mower.
Fortunately for us Nick is a glutton for physical hardship and punishment, so this year he’s come up with an equally madcap plan to walk from the northernmost point of the Pennine Way all the way South via Derbyshire, East Midlands, Oxfordshire and Salisbury Plain, eventually returning to a hot bath and stiff drink at home in Buckhorn Weston.
Each night there will be no comfy northern pub to stay in, only Nick’s trusty bivvy bag. Its a walk of around 550 miles which we call: Nicks North-to-South!
The Pennine Way is shown in blue, followed by his walk home in green.
Funds raised will be go towards an outdoor table tennis table on Buckhorn Weston Village Green for all ages to enjoy. In addition, Nick & the BWVCT have pledged to donate a proposed 10% of the total raised towards ‘Walk the Walk Worldwide‘ – uniting against breast cancer.