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HARDYWAY4HARRY SPONSORED WALK ITINERARY
Wed. April 18th 10.30 a.m. - Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre 10.30 a.m. 12noon walk to Athelampton*
Morning start time will usually be between 10.00 and 10.30 a.m. Most days the walk is about ten miles except for those marked with an asterisk which are a bit shorter.
Thursday April 19th - Athelhampton to Bere Regis *
Friday April 20th – Bere Regis to Wool
Saturday April 21st – Wool to Lulworth*
Sunday April 22nd – Lulworth to Kingston
Monday April 23rd – Kingston to Wareham
Tuesday April 24th – Wareham to Sturminster Marshall
Wed. April 25th – Sturminster Marshall to Witchampton
Thurs. April 26th – Witchampton to Cranborne
Friday April 27th – Cranborne to Tollard Royal
Saturday April 28th – Tollard to Shaftesbury*
Sunday April 29th – Shaftesbury to Sturminster Newton
Mon. April 30th – Sturminster to Buckland Newton
Tues. May 1st – Buckland to Chetnole
Wed. May 2nd – Chetnole to Beaminster
Thurs. May 3rd Beaminster to Bridport*
Friday, May 4th – Bridport to Abbotsbury
Sat. May 5th – Abbotsbury to Weymouth (before Ferrybridge)
Sun. May 6th - Weymouth via Portland to Weymouth
Mon. May 7th – Weymouth to Owermoigne
Tuesday, May 8th – Owermoigne to Stinsford
2018 On The Hardy Way
The Yorkshire travel company INNTRAVEL are offering two walking holidays based on the The Hardy Way in Cranborne Chase.
KATE ASQUITH of Inntravel will be walking with Margaret from Tollard Royal to Shaftesbury.
HARDYWAY4HARRY SPONSORED WALK April-May 2018
“Margaret spent a hideous and heartbreaking year watching her beloved partner finally succumb to the deadly advance of Pancreatic cancer. Now she is attempting this amazing challenge to raise funds for research crucially needed to combat this terrible disease. Every mile she walks will be hugely worthwhile if it can help achieve this objective.
Best of luck, brave Margaret.”
Jilly Cooper CBE
MARGARET MARANDE, 81, FROM FONTMELL MAGNA IN DORSET TO WALK THE 220 MILE HARDY WAY – THE LONG DISTANCE PATH SHE CREATED 2O YEARS AGO - TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THREE GOOD CAUSES.
Here is Margaret’s Press Release for this major Hardy Way event:
Hardyway4Harry - The walk is a tribute to my partner Harry, who died of pancreatic cancer last year and I will split my fundraising between the medical research charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, the Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury and Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre.
Holy S**t Lieutenant! That was Harry’s reaction to the suggestion that a walk across England, the iconic Coast to Coast Path, would be a fun challenge.
Together we left so many footprints across the world from the rugged West Highland Way in Scotland to the Queen Charlotte’s Track on the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand.
But now it’s only me. Cancer struck Harry three times over the years. Twice he fought it and gained twenty-five years. But the third attack was vicious. Pancreatic. Once again, brave, he looked to a future despite the odds. But this time it was just too aggressive. The survival statistics for pancreatic cancer are grim. Diagnosed in December 2016, he died in August 2017 and it wasn’t quality time. Money is needed for research to beat this most lethal cancer and I want to help. This is my plan.
In the 1990s I created a long-distance path – The Hardy Way – some 220 miles through Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. The route visits places that Hardy describes in his novels and poems under fictitious names. Starting at his birthplace near Dorchester it ends nearby in the tiny churchyard of St. Michael at Stinsford where his heart is buried. En route are two stretches on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, timeless Cranborne Chase, the Blackmore Vale and westwards as far as the sleepy Brit Valley to Bridport.
My aim is to walk the whole Hardy Way on consecutive days leaving Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre on the morning of April 18th for as long as it takes. I am an 81 year-old woman with dodgy knees and feet susceptible to blisters. Thirty years down the line it will be a huge challenge. Holy S..t Lieutenant indeed!
Please will you support me on this walk in my aim to raise AS MUCH AS I POSSIBLY CAN for my three good causes:
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund – not many survive this cancer to personally raise funds. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hardyway4harrypancreatic
League of Friends of the Westminster Memorial Hospital - recently survived threat of closure, and gave Harry the most wonderful care when he was dying. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hardyway4harryhospital
Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre at Higher Bockhampton - a gateway for local people and visitors to discover more about Thomas Hardy and the local landscape. Cheques to Dorset County Council, Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QH
I will be in good company along the Way: family, friends, nurses from the hospital, Hardy Way walkers plus anyone who would like to join in.
For further information, please contact: email@example.com or 01747 811284 Mob. 07888 937349