The Lune Walk

Tuesday 9th Jun 2015

The Lune Walk

Lune Walk 4 UR Local Charity

 Sunday 7th June

The weather forecast was good for a dry, calm, sunny day, perfect for a community walking event, organised by the Rotary Club of Lunesdale.

It was a first time for the event which turned out to be a great success.

Walkers came from throughout the Lune Valley and further afield to take part and to join in one of the 3 guided walks on offer. All abilities were catered for with a 13, 7 or 2 mile walk (this one suitable for pushchairs) all setting off from Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club at 10am, 11am and 12 noon respectively.

KLRC is located in a beautiful location and so the bar was set high, right from the start in terms of walking through beautiful scenery. That was a bonus on all of the walks.

Just over a hundred people took part with the age range spanning from babies in pushchairs and toddlers to the more senior members of our community. At the end of each walk everyone was presented with a certificate.

Booths store in Kirkby Lonsdale sponsored the walk and a few members of staff from the store took part. The store also supported a collection for the Air Ambulance.

In addition to enjoying a social occasion with family and friends the event provided an opportunity for those walkers who chose to fundraise for their favourite charity.

The total raised was an amazing £2,500 from which several charities will benefit.

The Rotary Club extends a huge thank you to everyone who came along on Sunday and supported the event. Arthur Jones, District President for the forthcoming year attended and Carol (his wife) joined in the 7 mile walk.

Also, thank you to those who helped with the organisation; the Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club, the ladies who provided refreshments including Concert and Cakes from Burton in Lonsdale plus Jim Bispham our guest guide on the 13 mile walk and finally John Hamlett who took loads of pics.


The 13 milers

The seven milers

The two milers

Booking in


Devils bridge

Leaving Barbon



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