A Short History

The Walk was the brainchild of the late Bernard Wakely who was Principal of the Montgomery College of Further Education in Newtown (now NPTC Newtown Campus).

As the walk increased in popularity and numbers grew, administration of the walk passed to others.

The Foot and Mouth crisis of 2001 shut down the countryside and the walk was abandoned.

The Rotary Clubs took up the idea in 2005 and the first of the new series of walks was held in 2006.

Over the years, a series of small changes have been tried but the distance stubbornly remained at 42 miles!

An event of nature (a landslide) forced a route change in 2016 with the result that the walk has a new start point and is now shorter!

The measured distance in 2016 was 41.4 miles.

On the Gallery page, there are some photographs of past walks and also details of how to register can be found on our Documents page.

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