Saturday 2nd April 2011
This week seems like a dream now. We undertook the World Owl Trust’s Sponsored Walk for 2011. This year it was in southern Spain in the Alicante Mountains. We walked the entire range of the ‘Sierra Serella’, the Serella Ridge comprising 7 peaks in total and 1550m of ascent. This was over a length of 25km. This was the hardest walk I personally have done in the past 20 years. Denise Robinson, Andy Chafe’s partner, another keen fell walker agreed with that sentiment. A full report will be posted on the website in due course. In the meantime I have to thank those people who made this year’s walk the most successful ever, and without whose input none of this would have been possible. The total raised so far, and this is not counting Gift Aid, amounts to £3569. I have to thank, (on behalf of the World Owl Trust), Brian and Pat Fagg from MountainWALKS in Spain www.mountainWALKS.com for making this event possible. We couldn’t have been better looked after if we had been royalty. We experienced Spanish hospitality with a Geordie touch. Brian and Pat’s knowledge of the Alicante Mountains is unrivalled, with over 1600 miles of walks on their books. I will include a few photos of the kind of scenery you can expect should you wish to visit, which I heartily recommend. I would also like to thank Andy Chafe for supporting and facilitating this venture. Without his support, this would never have gotten off the ground, never mind raise over £3500. - so far. Last but not least, I would like to thank all of you who participated in the walk. You all had to go through the pain barrier to complete what was a gruelling and very daunting route over rough exposed and dangerous terrain.
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