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berkmore

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Hi all.
Had a mad idea of walking the Way of the Roses route in aid of charity.
Might be about 4 of us, all ex squaddies aged early to mid 50's. Reasonably fit, darts, pool, pub crawls etc.
Thinking about 5 or 6 days to complete, around the 30 mile a day mark.
Worked out the possible overnight stay locations from the route plan on the site.
Anyone who has done it see certain parts of the route that would give us trouble of keeping to the 30 mile a day mark?(other than pubs that sell good ale)
Mal
The Berkeley Guesthouse, Morecambe
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Right, the decision has been made.
I am going to walk the Way of The Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington commencing on the 11th September.
I am doing it in memory of my 50 year old mate that died on Jan 10th from a rare blood disorder. All money raised will be split between Help 4 Heroes and the COPD charity.
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Details confirmed for the Way of the roses charity walk.
My self and my late mates 23 year old daughter are going to walk the route commencing Sunday 11th September and finishing in Bridlington on Fri 17th Sept. We are walking in memory of my mate who died in January aged only 50. Raising money for the RNLI, Army Benevolent Fund and the regimental museum of the regiment me and my late mate were members of, the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment.
We will have a back up car and caravan emblasoned with banners promoting the charities. People are joining the walk for the odd day at a time so there will always be a few of us on the route.
Cyclists who have stayed at our guesthouse in Morecambe, The Berkeley, have already made sizable donations in our collection tin.
We are holding an end of walk charity night in Morecambe on the 17th Sept and already have celebriites promising to attend.
If anyone would like to make a donation or assist with promoting the event, please contact me.
Thank you for reading.
Mal Neill
The Berkeley Guesthouse
Morecambe

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Right, we are all ready to start the charity walk along the way of the roses. We had a change of plan due to lack of interest in Bridlington so we are now walking from Brid back to Morecambe. Staying at the Brentwood House hotel on the Sat and start walking on the Sun morning. Sun night at the Yorkway Motel in Pocklington. Mon night at Imphal barracks in York. Tues night at the Holgate Bridge hotel back in York (backtrack in support vehicle). Wed night at the Devonshire hotel, Grassington. Thurs night at the Craven Arms, Settle and Fri home.
Sat walk the last mile along Morecambe prom to be met at a finishing line by 4 local Mayors, Army dignitaries, Cadets, ex army colleagues and family and friends. Then a full day and night fund raising at the Lord Nelson pub in Morecambe.
Feel free to make a donation by checking the front page of this site and check the Charity sponsored walk link.
Thanks to Way of the roses for sponsoring the banners.
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Day 3 over and we are at Pately Bridge. 62 miles to go.

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Stayed in Grassington last night, Black Horse, but no signal for phones or tinternet. Now at the Craven Arms, Giggleswick but managed to walk as far as High Bentham. Only about 18 miles to go to finish. Past a few WOTR cyclists en route, even someone who had stayed in my guesthouse in Morecambe the night before.(Berkeley, Morecambe). Now i know why the route goes from West to East. We have had the wind in our faces ALL the way, and it has been windy. The hill out of Pately was a killer but you will all be going down it. 4 miles uphill on a 16% climb. Killer. So far we have raised about £5k for the Army Benevolent Fund, RNLI and the Kings Own Border regimental museum. Hoping to get at least £6k.
Best accommodation so far has to be here at the Craven Arms. Yorkway motel was good as well.
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Well, i can now say i was the first to walk the Way of the Roses.
Took 6 days and we saw quite a few of you en route.
Had an official finishing line yesterday at the Eric Morecambe statue where we were greeted home by 4 local Mayors, and about 100 ex army colleagues and friends. Then it was to a local pub for a fund raising day and evening. So far looks like we have raised approx £5k.
Now to sit and have my blisters tended to.
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