On the 5th September, Jamie Melville plans is to walk the Clarendon Way (also part of the Monarch Way) from Winchester Cathedral via Salisbury Cathedral to Great Wishford. The funds he hopes to raise will go to CRESS and The Acorn Appeal, launched by Acorn Education Trust (of which Great Wishford Primary School is a part) for pupils and families suffering as a result of the pandemic.
The route is approximately 54 kilometres or 34 miles long. The challenge is to cover this in one day, starting early in the morning from Winchester and finishing late at Wishford Primary School. This will mean approximately 12 hours walking, not including breaks. The walk will start at 7.00am and finish at around 8.30pm.
The Clarendon Way is a well-known route between the two Cathedrals and has been trodden by pilgrims for many years. The Monarch Way is less well known and is so-called after Charles the Second fled from his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Fortunately, it is not intended to do the whole of his route which is a total of 615 miles! King Charles’ escape route overlaps with the Clarendon Way for about two-thirds of the walk, before turning North and rejoining us at Great Wishford.
The list of items CRESS fundraising for is below.
Many thanks from us all.CRESS-Equipment2020