St Basils Annual Walk Challenge will this year take place on Saturday 14th June 2014 and registration for this years event is now OPEN! Please scroll down to the button below to download your walk registration form or read on for more info.
This is St Basils 16th Annual Walk challenge. It is held in a new location every year but many of the same teams come back year after year to complete the different challenge that every new location offers.
View from Symonds Yat Rock across the River Wye & the Forest of Dean
This is a team event (minimum team size 3 people) and is great for companies or groups wishing to do some team building (that comes from the need to navigate your way with a map, directions and photos), to improve wellbeing and fitness whilst still raising money for a local charity and our cause to end youth homelessness.
Both walks will start and finish at Gloucester College (5 Acres Campus) in Christchurch. Walkers will walk through the town then up to Symonds Yat Rock viewing point with it's stunning views across the River Wye and the Wye Valley, walkers will then follow the Wye Valley route on the banks of the river. Following the route of a disused railway line, walkers will then walk up a very gradual incline entering the Forest of Dean itself. (This year's Walk is much flatter than previous years). Those on the longer 26 mile route will take in much more of the Forest and may see the back of a departing Wild Boar (they are much more scared of us!) before coming back and rejoining the same route as everyone else, a well used route, which runs close to the sculpture trail and takes in the cycle centre and then returns to Christchurch and back to Base for a much deserved free meal!