Peak walks to help charities

sp94475  Walk for all launch on the 80th anniversary of the Mass trespass  front l to r Andy Cass,Mike Tomlinson,Bob Davey
sp94475 Walk for all launch on the 80th anniversary of the Mass trespass front l to r Andy Cass,Mike Tomlinson,Bob Davey
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Walkers will put their best foot forward for charity when the Jane Tomlinson Walk For All comes to the Hope Valley during the Peak District Walking and Outdoor Festival 2012.

Taking place on Sunday April 29, walkers will have the opportunity to either take on the 24, 12 or 5 mile route, which takes in some of the area’s most stunning scenery, including Jacob’s Ladder and Mam Tor.

The Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All will be the blue ribbon event in the Festival, co-ordinated by Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.

The Festival, which will start on April 22 – two days before the 80th anniversary of the Kinder Mass Trespass, spans more than 120 events and walks across the area until May 6 – many of them free.

Sara Birkinshaw, Events Director at Walk For All, said: “In looking for our next Walk For All, we knew that the Peak District would offer our supporters a stunning day out and also enable us to help a host of local South Yorkshire and Peak District charities.”

Many participants will be fundraising for one of the following event partner charities: Edale Mountain Rescue, Cash for Kids, Breast Cancer Campaign, Macmillan Cancer Care, Diabetes UK, Bluebell Wood hospice, Heart Research UK and The Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

The Jane Tomlinson Walk For All Peak District Walk is open now for entries at www.forallevents.co.uk.

The Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932 saw around 400 walkers storm Kinder Scout from both Edale and Hayfield, to protest against access and rambling rights.

This event will be recognised with the ‘Kinder 80 – Trespass to Treasure’ celebrations that take place when the Jane Tomlinson Walk For All is held.

Full details of the Peak District Walking & Outdoor Festival are available in a new programme, which can be ordered or viewed online at www.visitpeakdistrict.com or picked up from tourist information centres.