Explore the West Sussex countryside and help the Wey & Arun Canal Trust

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust will be holding its 48th annual sponsored walk, dubbed The Poodle, on Sunday June 6th.

The event is open to both members and non-members (and well-behaved dogs) and is one of the charity’s most important fundraisers of the year, with proceeds going towards pushing ahead with future restoration projects and current towpath maintenance.

This year’s route will take in the scenic West Sussex countryside and canal. The 12-mile walk around Loxwood and Plaistow will begin from the North Hall, Loxwood, and take walkers along the canal as far as Brewhurst Lock and then through countryside and woodland to Winterton Hall in Plaistow. The afternoon route follows paths north of Plaistow and back to the canal at Bonfire Hanger, returning to North Hall, Loxwood. Walkers can do either morning or afternoon sessions, or both.

The usual format is that lunch is provided, along with refreshment stops along the route, and at the time of writing plans for this remain in place.

To take part, just register online at https://weyarun.org.uk/events65 and download a sponsor form. If you enter as a team and raise more than £200 sponsorship (minimum £20 each) funds can be split equally with another charity or organisation of your choosing.

If walking isn’t for you, you can also support the Wey & Arun Canal Trust by making a donation online or helping on the day as a marshal or on a refreshment point. For more information, go to www.weyandarun.co.uk.

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