Six intrepid walkers – five human and one canine – have successfully completed a challenging series of walks known as the 100 St. Briavels walks.
During 2010 the walkers met at 10 different locations to complete 10 walks, ranging in length from 8 – 16 miles. The walks covered areas displaying some of the best views and little known attractions in and around the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, from daffodils in Dymock to lime kilns in Lydbrook.
The 100 of St Briavels walks are the brainchild of David Ballard, one of the tour guides. Dave has designed an innovative series of walks that provide participants with a goal and a chance to explore the wonders and hidden treasures of the area. Those who complete the walks are given an exclusive badge and the title “Freewalker”.
The successful walkers, including Paddy the jolly collie, attended an event at Speech house where they were presented with certificates and badges by Donald Johns, a Forest of Dean Freeminer.
The walks are starting up again on Sunday, 13 March at Dymock, home of the famous World War I poets. Come join us and try it out. Click the ’100 of St Briavels Walks’ link on the left.
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