EVENT UPDATE: We are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast and although some rain showers are still expected for Sunday, the forecast is looking much better than it did earlier in the week. The yellow weather warning has been removed and there is even a little bit of sun forecast, so we are currently planning to go ahead with the walk. If the weather forecast drastically changes and we have to postpone the event, we will update our website, our Facebook page and contact all registered walkers, so keep an eye out for any news. We hope to see you there!
*Please note: Online booking for this event has now closed. Walkers can register on the day at Tesco Welshpool car park from 9.30am*
Our Welshpool Canal Walk has become a popular event in our yearly calendar! This year's event will be taking place on Sunday 23rd September and will be in memory of the incredible Teresa Thomas, one of our Hope House mum's who organised the first ever event.
We invite anyone who is up to the challenge to step out with us in memory of Tease, as she was affectionately known, and walk in her footsteps. The 8 mile route will follow the beautiful Montgomeryshire Canal from Welshpool to Garthmyl, on the edge of Berriew. The tranquil canal is a true haven for wildlife such as otters and water voles. The walk passes Powysland Museum in a carefully restored canal warehouse, the medieval Powys Castle and gardens and the Llyn Coed Y Dinas Nature Reserve. After 4 miles of walking you will reach The Horseshoes Inn being the halfway point. Toilets will be available and refreshments can be purchased before you turnaround and make your way back down the canal.
Regsitration is free and there is no minimum sponsorship, however, we do ask you to raise what you can to help us continue to support local children and their families.
Registration opens at 9.30am with the walk starting at 10am. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are welcome.
*Please note: by signing up to this event you are agreeing that you will be taking part in this event at your own risk, and the promoters or any person involved in the organisation of the event, will not be responsible for any illness or injury caused by your participation. You also grant Hope House the right to use photographs/videos taken of you during the event, i.e. on the Hope House website/Facebook page.