WIN a place on ridgewalk 2019 and become an lfto blogger!
The Ridgeway is a deeply historic, stunningly beautiful National Trail that traverses Oxfordshire and Wiltshire along a surprisingly remote chalk escarpment through fields, woods and airy, grassy upland. People have been walking this route since prehistoric times. Think it sounds gentle and civilised and easy? Try walking 52 miles of it in 24 hours!
Trail has teamed up with RidgeWalk – the challenge run by the charity Sense – to offer one person the chance to see just how tough this iconic walk can be. Along the way they'’ll be raising money for an important cause, and will also become our special guest blogger on livefortheoutdoors.com, where they can tell us all about the training, fundraising and what it’s like to walk day and night on Britain’s most historic National Trail!
We’re pleased to announce our competition winner, Vicky Welsh. We’ll be following Vicky’s progress as she prepares for this epic challenge.
Check out Vicky’s guest blogs below and if you’d like to join Vicky on the ultimate walking challenge of 2019, you can sign up here and get a massive 50% off your registration fee when you use the code SAVE50
Sense is a national disability charity which supports children and adults who are deafblind or have other complex disabilities. For over 60 years, Sense has developed an unrivalled depth of knowledge, skill and expertise to help people overcome the barriers to communication. Our personalised services are built around the specific needs of each individual, as we know everyone’s different. We support people through our centres, holidays, arts, sports and wellbeing programmes, practical support to families, our information and advice service and family events.
The RidgeWalk is a 52 mile trek along the Ridgeway, through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Participants have just 24 hours to complete the distance, including the added challenge of walking through the night. Dedicated expedition leaders lead groups of people walking at similar speeds, meaning that trekkers work together with their leaders and fellow participants to help each other through the 24 hours.
It’s a fully supported event with a hot meal at the half way point and a hot breakfast at the end, as well as checkpoints along the way with snacks and tea/coffee. With Sense cheer points on the route to give the participants boosts, a fantastic reception at the finish line and the fact that everyone is raising money for one charity, Sense, you can’t really beat it as an event! But don’t just take our word for it, participant feedback has included ‘Loved every minute… Super super super event’.