Kemp to Compton Community Walk
Do you enjoy a Sunday walk? Do you like fresh air, wildlife and scenic views? Then why not join our community walk along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
Kemp Hospice in Kidderminster and Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton have joined forces to offer both a 20 mile and an 8 mile walk on Sunday 18th September.
Forming one of the major routes of the canal age, the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal was developed by appointed surveyor James Brindley and was opened, in-part, in 1771 from Compton to the River Severn. It now forms part of two narrowboat cruising rings and is one of the most scenic ways to explore the region.
A similar walk was organised in 2010 by the Mid-counties Co-Op and saw 240 walkers raise over £25,000 for both Compton Hospice and Kemp Hospice.
Don't miss out on your chance to take part in one of these beautiful sponsored walks.
20 Mile Route
The first walk will be 20 miles long and will start at The Lock Inn Public House at Wolverley at 8am. Walkers will meander alongside the canal and through the countryside towards Kinver, passing by the sandstone cliffs and caves before reaching Greensforge, Swindon and making their way to the Round Oak Pub in Wombourne.
At this point they will be joined by the 8 Mile walkers and will continue their journey and walk along the canal, passing through the Bratch 3 Lock staircase towards Castlecroft. Leaving the towpath at Compton Old Hall, our walkers will then retire for a well-earned BBQ and refreshments at Compton Hospice.
8 Mile Route
Starting at the Round Oak Pub in Wombourne our 8 mile walkers will meet up with the 20 mile walkers and walk along the canal, passing through the Bratch 3 Lock staircase towards Castlecroft. Leaving the towpath at Compton Old Hall, our walkers will then retire for a well-earned BBQ and refreshments at Compton Hospice.
How to Register
Both walks will be taking place on 18th September 2016.
The walks are open to all ages, however under 16's must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian, under 5's go free. Please do not register your under or you will be charged, once registered please inform us of any under 5's by emailing us. Anyone signing up who is aged 16 or 17 are agreeing that they have parental consent to take part.
For paper entries please return the downloadable form to the address on the form, with the relevent entry fee.
Alternatively you can sign up online by clicking the blue 'register' button at the bottom of the page.
Entry fees are as follows:
20 Mile Walk - £15pp
8 Mile Walk - £10pp
Family Ticket for both walks - £35 (to include 2 adults & 3 children aged 5-15 years)
Before registering please read the important information section below.
On the Day
20 Mile Walk - Sign in at The Lock Inn Public House between 7am and 7.45am. There is ample parking to park your car. The walk will start at 8am and will finish back at Compton between 4-6pm, where BBQ food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Once you have refuelled and at your leisure, you will be transported back to Wolverley via a shuttle bus system to retrieve your car.
8 Mile Walk - Sign in at The Round Oak Public House between 11am and 11.45am. Parking will be provided at ousndale School which is a short 5 minute walk to the pub. The walk will start at 12pm and will finish back at Compton Hospice between 4-6pm, where BBQ food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Once you have refuelled and at your leisure, you will then be transported back to Wombourne via a shuttle bus system to retrieve your car.
Registration is now open!
Important Information: You must be 16 to take part in this walk alone, by signing up to this walk you are agreeing that you have parental consent to take part. Under 16's must be accompanied by a fully participating parent or guardian. Under 5's go free, please do not register them or you will be charged. Once you have regsitered please inform us of any under 5's taking part by emailing us Bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters etc will not be permitted, however you may bring a well behaved dogs as long they are kept on a lead at all times and you clear up after them. Please see our full T&C's for further information.
For further information call Sue Chance on 0845 2255 497 or email using the 'I'm interested' button below.
Sun 18 Sep, 2016